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Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson 5: Reformation: What Needed Fixed?
Ninth graders consider the risk Martin Luther took in challenging the Catholic Church. In this Reformation lesson, 9th graders watch video clips about the Reformation and analyze documents pertinent to the lesson. Students compose essays...
9th Social Studies & History
The Diversity of American Colonial Societies: 1530-1770
An extensive view of the demographic, environment and diversity found in early American colonial societies. Older learners are provided with a fairly clear image of the many different people who came to the New World. There is a lot of...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Why Were there Religious Conflicts in the 16th Century?
The big question posed with this presentation is, "Why were there religious conflicts in the 16th century?" While this question is not directly answered, learners are given several key differences of each religious faction that could...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
How did Religion Differences Lead to the Great Schism?
Get your theologians pondering the Great Schism through primary and secondary source analysis. They begin with a Do Now assignment, reading an excerpt from Exodus and responding with both a display and referential question. Consider...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Marketing a Bad Idea: Why So Many People Joined the Klan in the 1920s
How did the Klu Klux Klan manage to gain so many members during the 1920s? Class members examine Klan documents and promotional materials to gain an understanding of the propaganda techniques used to attract members.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Capers: Creating a Magazine
Fourth graders build language skills in the context of creating a classroom magzine. They participate in activities which help students communitcate ideas and information for a variety of purposes and for specific audiences using the...
4th English Language Arts
The Wars of Religion (1560s-1648)
Providing the details of different religious wars in 16th - 17th century Europe, this presentation includes pictures and maps to help contextualize these important events. The last slide prompts viewers to answer a question about the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Tudors: Who, What, When and Why
It may sound like the making of a daytime soap opera, but it isn't. It is a timeline that describes the many wives, struggles, kings, queens, and explorers that made up the Tudor Dynasty. You can click on the timeline to progress through...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
English Settlements: Religious Diversity
There is so much to know about early British colonists in the Americas. This resource describes the religious diversity and acts found among the first colonies in New England. Starting with an in-depth discussion on the Mayflower...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Protestant Reformation - Part 1
Remember when TLC actually aired academic special? This part one of a two-part TLC series describes the events that led to the Protestant Reformation. Hear about the plague, wars, and battles for power in the Roman Catholic Church that...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History