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An Advanced Placement English Study of Lost Names; Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
Twelfth graders examine Korean history and culture. In this Asian history lesson, 12th graders discuss the effects of the Japanese occupation of Korea. They research literature from the time period and compose written responses based...
12th English Language Arts
What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How is a stereotype defined, and what are some mechanisms we can use to combat negative stereotyping? Your young historians will discuss how and why stereotyping occurs, as well as consider the roots of modern conceptions of the Middle...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inner and East Asia: 600-1200
The Tang Empire reigned, Buddhism spread, and power shifted hands in inner and East Asia from 600-1200 AD. Present your class with information on the rise and fall of Chinese empires, invasions, and Chinese influences on Vietnam, Korea,...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Eyewitness-History of the World
Learners, after given the opportunity to us the software Eyewitness-History of the World, research a given topic, abstract the main ideas, and ultimately present the findings to the class. Inevitably, the students design three quiz...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 3: Japan's "Southern Advance" and the March toward War, 1940-1941
High school historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources to decide if the southern advance was a reckless step toward war, or if it was reasonable. They research the Japanese southern advance tactics during the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year
Students examine the major differences between earstern and western dragons and their association with the Chinese New Year. They view and discuss a video, read New Year poems, explore various websites, and create a lion mask.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Tropical Africa and Asia: 1200-1500
China, India, and Africa are all players in the trade, culture, conflict, and politics that marked a 300 year period in tropical Afro-Asian history. This comprehensive presentation covers environment, economics, religion, and the effects...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Tale of Genji
Did you know that the world's first novel was written by a woman? Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, was published in 1021. Class members research Eastern and Western cultures in the 10th and 11th centuries, view modern adaptations of...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable