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Explore the history, scope, and ramifications of human conflict. Six thorough sections of articles originally published in Science Journal take learners through the stages of human conflict, and hypothesize about the future of mankind in the face of ever-expanding conflict in the world.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Never To Forget
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust.
10th Social Studies & History 64 Views 157 Downloads
Tribes And Tribulations
Students explore South African history from pre-colonial times to today. They create a timeline of important events in South African history and reflect on connections between this timeline and the existence of tribal traditions in the country.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 112 Downloads
Beyond the Gold Rush
Learners analyze and compare the lyrics of two songs that reflect the personal experiences of miners during and after the Gold Rush. They compare the expectations of miners as they arrived in California with the realities of life in the diggings.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 88 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Blending Observation and Imagination
Upper graders analyze the work, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck. They consider the value of her paintings and how they are still relevent and sought after, 350 years after they were created. The blending of observation and imagination becomes the focus of the analysis as well as the inspiration for the learner's original poems.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Ancient Art of Haiku
A cross-disciplinary activity that incorporates language arts, social studies, and art into a creative project, this activity would be a great fit for any middle school humanities classroom. After briefly learning about the history, structure, and key features of haiku poetry, writers break into groups to take nature photos.
7th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 220 Downloads
The City of New Haven
Students examine the geography, politics and history of their local town of New Haven, Connecticut. Using the internet, they explore the neighbors of New Haven and write directions from their house to school. In groups, they research recent information about the city from the cities website and share what they have gathered.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will
Students consider the development of dance across cultures. In this dance genre lesson, students study the history of Russia and the Mongol Tatars. Students research how classical ballet made its way to Russia and create collaborative projects to share their findings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Salem Witch Trials
Students consider the implications of the Salem Witch Trials. In this literature instructional activity, students read Arthur Miller's The Crucible and compare the witch trials to McCarthyism of the 1950's. Students rewrite scenes from the play using a modern perspective.
9th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 66 Downloads
Everything was up to date in 1628
Young scholars view a video of Colonial House, a reality series where people lived according to the standards of European immigrants to the U.S. in 1628. For this colonial history lesson, students research changes in geographic areas over time and share their findings with the class.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
References to Antiquity in Visual Arts (1848 - 1914)
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Students examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Look Before You Think: How To Appreciate a Painting
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 18 Downloads
Combining Clouds and Art in the Classroom
Students observe landscape paintings consisting of cloud formations. In this identifying cloud types instructional activity, students discover different cloud types and characteristics by looking at paintings. Students paint their own pictures at the end of the instructional activity.
2nd - 7th Science 4 Views 40 Downloads
Combining Clouds and Art in the Classroom
Get your head in the clouds before teaching cloud types to your mini-meteorologists. The lesson opens with a beautiful PowerPoint presentation of clouds portrayed in different artists' paintings. After viewing artistic renditions, learners then view photographs of different cloud types.
2nd - 8th Science 13 Views 61 Downloads