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Students discuss the importance of respecting animals and properly providing for their needs. In a class setting, students read a story about animals and identify kind and caring actions toward the animals. After a class sing-a-long, students create a collage and write a play based upon the previously read story.
What was so cool about the 1970s? Pop Rocks for one! Have the class put on their bell bottom pants and check out the popular films, TV, social movements, fashion, and technology of the 1970s. Major events of the time, such as Watergate, the Apollo space mission, and the oil embargo are also discussed.
Learners explore current events by participating in several worksheet style activities. In this Syrian protest lesson, students read a news article discussing the Syrian uprising that took place in April of 2011. Learners complete vocabulary activities, fill in the blank, and other worksheet activities based on the current event article.
This is a fun, thought-provoking lesson. Learners use census data from 1855, primary source documents, their historical knowledge, and information regarding the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 to construct and engage in a role-play. The class is divided into either African-American or Irish immigrant households; they then act out several scenarios. Great lesson!
In this exercise, learners identify characters from an "Archie" comic and discuss the relevance of "Archie" to today's youth. They create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in their communities. To sum up the lesson, they conduct market research to consider the effectiveness of their advertisements. Vocabulary, interdisciplinary connections, and extension activities are included.
Clear text, relevant images, and short facts about different types of government on each page will interest your students and keep them on task. After the 11 types of governance are summarized, there is a fun game; each of the 9 slides has a question and humorous image. The next slide has the answer.
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance Movement, the uprising of Women's Rights, and the downfall of American slavery, this period in history is full of the moments that would later define the world in which your students currently reside.