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Understanding History, Religion, and Politics in Jerusalem and Beyond
Students examine the reasons behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Exploring multiple perspectives, they discuss the concepts of peoples' rights and justice in the area. They practice applying conflict resolution principles as well.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Political Asylum Talk Show
Learners view videos, visit websites, and read about the nature and changes made to the idea of political asylum. Beginning with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, they will explore policy change throughout the years. The instructional activity culminates in a simulation of discussions regarding the tragedy of SS St.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Life, Camera, Action
Students investigate the history, politics and culture of Somalia. They analyze media coverage and portrayal of the country. They focus on the role of media in reporting on Somalia and the current debate over the film Black Hawk Down.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 17 Downloads
Free Speech or Hate Speech?
Students see the difference between protected and prohibited speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment. They explain why free speech is essential to a democracy and consider how best to deal with speech they find offensive.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Journalism in War Time: What Does the Public Need to Know?
Learners view the film "War Feels Like War" about journalist's experiences in the Iraqi War and discuss the role of journalism in war. They evaluate different media sources for war reporting and determine the questions they want to see addressed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Learning Network section of the New York Times produces high-quality teaching materials. This issue gets middle or high schoolers reading an article about how people use art to express their response to high-stress events. They work in groups to craft and practice skits illustrating a tragedy and explain how it could also be formatted as a short video.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 64 Downloads
The Secret is Out
Students explore ideas about journalism ethics as they relate to Watergate and discuss various issues related to an anonymous source being revealed. They write letters to the public editor of The NY Times about credibility and anonymous sources.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
Stuents explore aspects of bravery, family relationships, and teamwork as well as the darker human aspects of deviance and confession as they read the journal of the main character Paul Fisher and dramatize events from the novel in videotape format.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 395 Downloads
Exploring Arthurian Legend
Students investigate the evolution of the King Arthur stories and analyze them as a window into the culture that preserved them. They trace the legends through their earliest versions through medieval and Victorian times and into the present.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
Doing Business with Adaptations B: Why So Many Adaptations?
Art inspires art! How does the market drive the world of film adaptations? Studying the economic and social factors of film adaptations helps young readers discover why there are so many adaptations of printed texts. Additionally, they examine the ways the novel or source material for these adaptations is impacted by the process.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Journeying to Create
Show a video clip that descripes how taking a journey can change a person's outlook on life. Learners write a paragraph about a place that uses imagery and tone to create a specfic effect. They evaluate their journal entries as well.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 70 Downloads