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All The Way to Timbuktu
Students discuss the concept of historic preservation and relate it to their own families and communities. After reading an article, they discuss the efforts of Mali to preserve their history. Using the internet, they research one point in Timbuktu's history and present their information to the class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 73 Downloads
In the Melting Pot
Young scholars work in small groups, each group examining a different aspect of the immigration process (such as visas, work permits, and citizenship exams) or of illegal immigration (such as deportation), to better explain the immigration process.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 47 Downloads
Is Anybody Out There?
Students focus on the tremendous public interest in the potential of extraterrestrial life. They read and discuss an article about the search for alien life. They divide into small groups and discuss the issues and implications of this search.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 52 Downloads
Introduction to Philanthropy-Recognizing Good Citizenship and Philanthropy in Our Community
Students explore the term philanthropy and recognize it in everyday situations. They list three philanthropic activities occurring in their own home, in their classroom, or in their school. Students identify at least one act they might do to make the world a better place in which to live.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Medieval African Kingdoms
Seventh graders examine the geography and political history of West Africa. They role-play as applicants to a company that transports customers to any historic time period. Working in teams, they create promotional products encouraging customers to visit ancient West African civilizations.
7th Social Studies & History 22 Views 95 Downloads
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion learning exercise. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 79 Views 246 Downloads
Characters On Parade - The Triumphs of Love, Chastity, and Death and The Triumphs of Fame, Time, and Divinity
Kindergartners examine pieces of artwork and make masks to wear in a classroom parade. They examine images of The Triumphs of Love, Chastity, and Death, and The Triumphs of Fame, Time, and Divinity. After looking at the characters that are depicted in the images, they create masks to be worn in a parade.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?
During the first century of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the government sent out a total of seven voyages into the Indian Ocean. Young historians will discuss, explain, role play, and compare the decisions made by rulers during the Ming dynasty.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 21 Downloads
The "T" in Art is for Thinking
Learners analyze a painting and create a slideshow presentation based on their analysis of the work. They include information about artistic elements and principles, knowledge about the time period or artistic style represented, and the artist's history.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 96 Downloads
The Race to Dominate the Known World
Students describe cause/effect relationship of a European country's need for resources, exploration, colonization, and settlement of different regions of the world beginning in the 14th Century, and role play representatives of assigned countries.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
Mapping the Human Journey
Students use several online tools to follow patterns in the migration of people. They compare patterns of today to those in the past. They research the migration of their own surnames. They discuss reasons for modern and ancient migrations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies instructional activity. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight essential questions which cover migration, cultural, religius, agricultural, and social practices of the settlements.
5th Language Arts 36 Views 213 Downloads
The Royal Art of Benin
Students investigate how the king of Benin used brass plaques to project an image of power to the people of Benin. They locate Benin on a map, explore various websites, and create a paper wall plaque that conveys symbols of power.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Looking at Human Struggle Through The Language Arts Curriculum: The Faces of Slavery
Sixth graders examine the use of slavery in the United States. Using a map, they draw the route of the Tecora and Amistad voyages. Individually, they write an essay describing their opinions on whether the Africans on the ships should be able to go free.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Who Was That Man?
Develop historical analysis and interpretation with your older students. They will study and analyze three given interpretations of Christopher Columbus' life, which includes significant events, his character, and the impact he made on the world.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 249 Downloads
The Museum Idea
Students evaluate and record the various types of museum careers. In this The Museum Idea lesson, students create a bicentennial time capsule, design a Museum of me, and make a classroom mini museum. In addition students visit a local museum to understand who works there, what they display, and how they decide what to display.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download