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Young scholars create a presentation on one of seven diseases common to sea going ships. In this diseases on ships lesson plan, students research diseases commonly found on ships of the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Young scholars read From Slave Ship to Freedom Road and choose a disease to present in a commercial, play, paper, picture book, poster, or other project.
Eleventh graders explore the rise of antisemitism in the United States in the early 20th century. After reading a passage concerning one man's ordeal, 11th graders discuss how the civil rights of minority groups has been viewed in America. Reading and test materials are included.
Students, after observing the technology of producing nineteenth century portraits commercially and linking them to changing cultural mores, work in pairs to produce a series of head and shoulders profiles. In addition, they critique each other's work informally and choose his/her best work to mount and submit to the teacher for their portfolios.