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Students are introduced to about Caribbean culture through the preparation and sampling of Caribbean food, as well as become familiar with Caribbean folk songs and poetry. They also experience blindness in order to form a deeper understanding of the novel Timothy of the Cay.
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then assigned a position and argue for or against the legality of the death penalty. At the conclusion of the SAC, individuals craft their own position statement, supporting their argument with evidence drawn from the discussion and the source materials
Have your class explore the effects of war by reading Eleanor Coerr's story, "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." This is a story about a sixth grader who lives in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb is dropped. Learners answer questions, compare texts, and discuss figurative language while referencing this literature.
Nearly anything can inspire art. Analyze The Blue Room by Susanne Valadon to help your learners understand that art is everywhere. They'll discuss the line, shape, color, and mood of the piece while attempting to better grasp its context. They then venture through the creative process as they photograph and paint a family member in repose.
Students explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. For this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city. Students also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
High schoolers research the origins of Samba in Brazil using the internet. After defining new vocabulary, they locate the cities in Brazil using latitude and longitude which practice the Samba. In groups, they compare and contrast the different types of Latin American dances and music and write an essay to end the lesson.
Students write an essay based on an graph, table, or diagram. In this writing lesson, students examine the process of writing a short essay based on the information presented in visual organizer. They examine a chart about water using in the US before using the information to write an essay following the given 7 step process.