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Students discuss what they know about Rosa Parks and the incident on one of the buses in Montgomery, Alabama. In groups, they discuss and identify where they recieve most of their information. They examine the importance of having a complete and accurate account of events and how that can lead to misconceptions if they do not have all of the facts.
Students watch a video on "Custer's Last Stand" written with the perspective of the soldier. They listen to the story of "Red Hawk's Last Account" to become aware of the Native American's perspective. In groups, students create their own play of the battle. They perform the story for their classmates.
Students analyze the role that gunfighters played in the settlement of the West and distinguish between their factual and fictional accounts. Using internet research, students explore the life of Billy the Kid. They write an essay on Billy the Kid, including facts and myths associated with him.
Students examine methods of accounting for historical events. In this local history lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to explore the ties between Essex County in Massachusetts and the California Gold Rush of the 1840's. Students discuss the sources they encounter as they explore their local history.
Students learn how to write checks and reconcile a checkbook. In this check book lesson, students use an imaginary $100 to set up a checking account after learning the proper tasks for keeping an accurate check book. They fill out at least four checks and make one deposit while keeping an accurate check register and reconciliation sheet.
Pupils decorate cups or bowls with thematic designs that represent Chinese culture. In this decorating lesson plan, students will decorate their cups or bowls and then “sell” these works of art to partners role-playing as French tourists. Partners will add further decorations to the original designs. Each student will also write an account of his or her object’s journey.
Young scholars explore the concept of investments. In this investments lesson, students discuss risk and return of investment. Young scholars discuss investment vehicles such as a savings account, cd, money market account, and stocks. Students examine investment scenarios and determine which investment vehicle is most appropriate.