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Students examine how the author's world view expanded by living in another culture. They discover the three lessons Storti learned as a Volunteer and find out how he learned them and reflect on the enduring understanding: "Living and serving in another culture can teach important life lessons-if one is open to learning"
Students probe their own histories to record how they have had to expand their world views. They determine "Everyone has a culture. It influences how we see the world, ourselves, and others." The explain the concept of cultural differences-differences among deeply held beliefs about what is expected of us in behavior, thought, music, art, dress, and the like.
Students examine specific clever strategies of the author and incorporate them in their own writings. They emulate Storti's strategies in writing an arresting lead and share their pieces in a class discussion, allowing them to critique each other's work constructively.
Learners examine the major allied differences on wartime strategy and goals during World War II. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete a worksheet, analyze a timeline, and write an essay.
To completely follow this outline, you will need to order a poster ahead of time about the Aztec nation. The instructional activity can be taught, however, without the poster. Middle schoolers discuss where the Aztecs lived and apply the five themes of geography. Discussion questions are listed, along with helpful details to guide the class. Afterwards, they color the included map of Mexico, answer theme-related questions, and more! Many resources in the pdf document make this a valuable addition to your social studies curriculum.
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion.
Students examine their own history to expand how they examine the world. They research being a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. They also examine Muslim culture.
In this online interactive history quiz activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about World War II. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students investigate the concept of students who are refugees being forced to become soldiers in war.
Students analyze a "top secret" document written by Eisenhower. They identify and chart cliches for those about to go into battle and read related poetry. They invite a veteran to describe the D-Day invasion.
Ninth graders focus on how filmmakers have changed their view of the Second World War. They create portfolios or their own documentary to investigate the various screen interpretations of the wartime era and explain different points of view on the same historical event.
Eleventh graders use the internet to read primary source documents from the World War II era. In groups, they research the role of the USO during this time period and watch a recent film. They role play different roles in the USO and write journal entries from the point of view of someone who worked in the USO itself. To end the lesson, they develop proper interview questions to ask someone who did this work and share their responses with the class.
In this comparing places worksheet, students answer questions regarding a girl who has lived in two very different places. Information about the two places is provided.
Students determine the best habitat for spiders. In this spider instructional activity, students listen to a reading of Eric Carle's, The Very Busy Spider. They discuss the spider's habitat before visiting the schoolyard to look for spiders in their natural habitat. They work in groups to develop a poster that shows the four elements of a habitat which include food, water, location and danger prevention.
Students examine the experiences of a Peace Corps volunteer. In this global studies lesson, students listen to the story of a volunteer about the lessons he learned during his time in Morocco. Students discuss how they would have dealt with cultural differences.
Students examine the Muslim culture in Morocco. In this global studies lesson, students read Three Lessons by Craig Storti. Students compare the culture of Morocco to their own as they write stories pertaining to lessons they have learned in their lifetimes.
Students research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII instructional activity, students complete a KWL chart. Students research primary source documents online and answer discussion questions.
Students examine technological advancements in music and broadcast over the decades.