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Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library. Detailed instructions for the book folder project, a project rubric, and an extensive annotated book list are included.
Understanding the global interconnection between people of other nations is extremely important in our ever-shrinking world. Emergent global thinkers examine the significance of Chinese culture, religion, and political power. They then disucss stereotypes and myths commonly assosiated with how Chinese people and culture are portrayed in Western media.
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the era, as well as a comic book. All of the discussion questions are included as are the materials. In the end, 11th graders create an informational flyer for King's April 4th, 1967 speech. It includes a synthesis of information they learned throughout.
To most modern Americans, the idea that many aspects of society were once segregated is astonishing. Explore Truman's decision to desegregate the armed forces with your high schoolers. The first two days of this three-day plan are spent reading, annotating, and clarifying four documents. On the third day, small groups discuss the material. Pupils synthesize the information by composing a letter to the editor.
Lech Walesa, named in an article by Timothy Garton Ash as one of Time Magazine’s Most Important People of the Century, is the subject of a short reading passage used in a comprehension quiz. Readers must draw directly and indirectly from the passage, and access provided links, to correctly respond to the prompts. An answer key is provided.
This interesting role-playing activity helps your class understand some of the qualities of totalitarianism by assigning each one as a spy or comrade citizen for a duration of five days. Students should find this highly engaging and informative; however, you will have to fill in the blanks of this under-developed lesson. There is no explanation of the foundational knowledge required prior to starting this activity, nor is there any description of the desired outcome or final assessment/discussion. Lots of potential!
A highly engaging warm-up activity kicks off this plan for teaching class members about the Vietnam War. After the anticipatory activity, the teacher chooses the means by which to provide an overview of the war (PowerPoint, lecture, textbook, etc.). Next, 11th graders answer a series of questions to ensure a fundamental understanding. Lastly, individuals receive a timeline strip with a particular event that they research. On paper, they create a description/depiction of the event and place it in chronological order with the other posters. All of the necessary resources are included.
Ninth graders determine the rhyme scheme, identify figurative language, and determine the tone of a selected song. They study how poetry, in song form, has greatly influenced society. Additionally, they explore how poetry in music, not only features current topics and issues, but also effectively portrays historical events, people, and places.
“Ich bin ein Berliner.” Here’s the full text of John F. Kennedy’s famous address delivered to the people of Berlin on June 26, 1963. The resource could be used as part of a study of Kennedy’s presidency, of rhetorical devices, or as practice for the DBQ portion of the AP exam. The video of Kennedy honoring Berliners is available on YouTube.
Young scholars read and respond to a history of Korea. For this occupation lesson, students work in groups to research the effects of Japanese occupation and create an illustrated timeline. Young scholars listen to a lecture and write an acrostic. Students create and write a newspaper on the occupation of Korea by the Japanese from the point of view of various groups.
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this list, dividing your kids into groups, and handing each group a list.
How did Fidel Castro's revolution affect the people of Cuba? Through a series of vivid images and light text, learners will consider life for Cubans under both Batista and Castro. The images can be used as discussion starters or to accent a full lecture. Bay of Pigs, Cuban refugees, and the effects of communism are featured.
Any revolution is going to impact both society and economy. The class works to grasp the effect of industrialization on the environment, government, and politics. They respond to three critical thinking questions which require them to think critically about the industrial revolution, communism, and politics.
Why did communism develop in an unindustrialized Russia? What human rights were violated under Joseph Stalin? And, how did the Soviet Union become industrialized? These are the writing prompts your class will work to answer with complete sentences and supporting evidence.
A review of a full unit on energy and matter, this slide show starts with basic definitions of states of matter and their mass. It then develops the ideas of the forces that that matter can exert. Details about bonding within matter and the resulting stability are given. Learners will also see some lists of terminology and the differences between physical and chemical changes, and example changes such as burning or shattering on an atomic level. No specific chemicals are shown.
What happened on March 13, 1868? What happened on March 21, 1965? Eager readers fill in the missing historical event occurring on one day in March from 1862 - 1995. There are 31 events each occurring on a different day in March. This is a fun way to warm up your kids for a day of social studies.
What better way to review the development of American government, than with a game? Play a Millionaire-style game to review topics like, the Bill of Rights, the branches of government, the Articles of Confederation, and federalism. Fifteen fun questions and answers await!
A great way to prepare learners for that annual state exam is with a review session. You can use all or only some of these questions to quiz kids on various aspects of colonial America, the Columbian Exchange, and the Revolutionary War. There are 51 questions total, some with answers and some without.