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Students investigate the lifestyle of Gandhi by creating a Venn Diagram. For this biographical lesson, students compare the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi while discussing their teaching methods. Students utilize the web to research Pakistan and Afghanistan before creating a Venn Diagram based on Gandhi and MLK.
Students research midterm elections. In this United States Congress lesson, students use the Internet to explore the issues, candidates, platforms and stakes of the midterm elections of 2010. This extensive lesson makes use of organizers, worksheet, charts, graphs, and video.
Students consider what it takes to rebuild a country. In this current events instructional activity, students access a PBS news video about Haiti online, watch it, and then complete activities that require them to examine U.S. foreign policy and consider the importance of rebuilding the nation.
Students write the story of Rosa Parks from the perspective of someone who was sitting on the bus that day. In this Rosa Parks/biography lesson, students read the story of Rosa Parks and discuss it in small groups. After each group reports their responses, students create a biographical account of the same story from a different viewpoint.
Students explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights instructional activity, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Students write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
What happened to a murder case when the police eat the murder weapon? After reading Roald Dahl's dark and ironic short story "Lamb to the Slaughter," students write a persuasive essay to convince a jury that the wife who killed her husband with a leg of lamb is not guilty. They begin with a closing statement, and transition into a full five-paragraph essay. To extend the lesson, you could hold a mock trial in your classroom.
The complete text of Ralph Waldo Emerson's manifesto "Self-Reliance" is accompanied by 9 excellent reflection questions. Encourage quadrant D-level thinking by challenging readers to infer, evaluate, and synthesize meaning from the text, and integrate it with the work of Henry David Thoreau. This is made for homeschoolers, but I'd use it in my classroom.
Learners explore the civil rights movement through historical narratives. In this civil rights lesson, students are randomly separated into two groups. Learners research the civil rights movements using two sets of materials; one for each group. Students are discriminated against in an attempt to appreciate the reasons behind the civil rights movement.
Students research the impact of the Jim Crow laws on safe travel for African-Americans. In this civil rights lesson, students explore the dangers posed upon African-American traveling in the south. Students discover the extent of discrimination at that time. Assessments and rubric are provided.
Over the course of three classes, tech-saturated youth review their cyber portraits, map their virtual lives, examine their relative anonymity, and establish a "virtual conscience" to guide choices that foster privacy protection and respect for others. Encouraging reflection to promote ethical behavior for its own sake, the activities can be private or shared with classmates. Provides ample resources for teachers to explore their own safety online as well. An excellent, relevant resource.