17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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Figures of Speech: A Midsummer Night's Dream
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in the play.
8th - 12th Language Arts 43 Views 130 Downloads
Encountering Very Different Ways of Life
Learners consider cultural conflict. For this Peace Corps lesson, students read "Help! My Father is Coming!" and "The Visit to the Vijay's," of Jim Toner's Serendib. Learners discuss the literary elements of the pieces as well as the cross-cultural experiences of the characters in the pieces.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Who was affected by North American Colonization and How?
Conduct research on various aspects of American Colonization and explore how different groups were affected, including those involved in the Salem Witch Trials. Your class will read books, write journals, participate in class discussion, make foods, play games and develop class presentations.
5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 70 Downloads
Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures
Students explore the dynamics, the challenges, and the rewards of adjusting to a new culture through the reading of "Help! My Father is Coming" and "The Visit to Vijay's". In this social culture lesson, students carousel brainstorm about quotations from the story.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Students examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They use a map to trace Indian Ocean trade routes.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 16 Downloads
Regulating Freedom of Speech
Young scholars examine the nature and limits of the Constitutional right to freedom of speech. They read and analyze the First Amendment, discuss various case studies, and research and record their own opinion on discussion questions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 16 Downloads
Figurative Language in Toni Morrison's "A Mercy"
In order to read and respond to Toni Morrison's A Mercy in this figurative-language lesson, high schoolers discuss the differences between a literal and a figurative interpretation of a text. They explore figures of speech using a Visual Thesaurus, and keep a log of figurative language used by Morrison throughout the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 75 Downloads
Fish Tales: William Merritt Chase's Still Life with Fish
Students investigate the anatomy of fish by observing a painting and listening to a fish story. For this oceanography lesson, students examine the themes of the painting Still Life with Fish by William Merritt Chase, and the story The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads
New England Colonies
Students explore U.S. history by answering study questions with classmates. In this New England Colonies lesson, students identify the thirteen colonies and read assigned text about the creation of New England and the United States. Students answer study questions based on the text and complete a test after several days of reading.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 51 Views 438 Downloads
'European Exploration, Conquest, and Trade
Fifth graders examine the motives, progress and results of the European exploration and conquest of Asia, Africa and the West Indies from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They use maps to trace spice routes and research the role of spices during this era.
5th Social Studies & History 13 Views 12 Downloads
What's in a Picture? An Introduction to Subject in the Visual Art
Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 79 Views 221 Downloads
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 14 Views 20 Downloads
The Body Talks
Young scholars examine the gestures of human subjects represented in Mannerist, Baroque and Renaissance paintings. They play charades and attempt to match dialogue with body language. They create a drawing that includes gestures.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 62 Downloads
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing s Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. Guidelines are described to help you smoothly lead them through the process. The end result, is the publishing of a classroom scientific journal!
7th - 12th Science 52 Views 76 Downloads
World Enough, and Time - Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress
Students analyze Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress for his use of tone and imagery. In this poem analysis lesson, students analyze Marvell's use of tone and imagery and describe them in Marvell's poem. Students complete the given websites and links to analyze the poem.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
How Do We Know?
High schoolers investigate the history of astronomy and how the study of constellations has evolved since the dawn of ancient civilization. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The teacher uses demonstrations to model how the sky looked in ancient and modern times.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 38 Downloads
How Do We Know...?
Students identify and explain how various inventions and astronomers have improved our appreciation of the universe. Students identify at least two constellations in the sky and discuss how they were used in ancient times to tell time and regulate activities.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 16 Downloads