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Sixth graders examine the role of anthropologists. In groups, they compare and contrast two different groups of civilizations. Using primary source documents, they discover how various cultures and ideas spread throughout the world. As a class, they also discuss how new research can change history.
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.
Fourth graders research particular Ohio American Indian tribes. Each student within each group takes on the role of cultural storyteller or historian, and is responsible for researching and communicating the skills, knowledge and artifacts of one of five facets of technology used by that tribe.
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.
Pupils read "King of Shadows" while they read "A Midsummer's Night Dream" by Shakespeare. In groups, they use non-fiction books to discover how novels can explain aspects of history. They use the internet to research a topic in the books that interests them and write a paper to end the lesson.
Students identify issues that countries must resolve before laws can be put into place to protect the resources of the oceans. Researching various countries, they identify their national interests and defend proposals for laws. They compare and contrast the interaction among groups an discuss the importance of reaching an agreement on laws of the sea.