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The Revolutions of 1848
1848 was a hot year for Europe, which endured political tumult and upheaval after years of tension buildup. This presentation details the circumstances surrounding revolutions in France, Austria-Hungary, Romania, Italy, Prussia, and Germany.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 54 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 4
Frequent reading practice leads to increased fluency and reading comprehension. Help develop reading skills in your high schoolers with this reading passage and the questions that follow. The answer sheet is incredibly detailed; it highlights where one would find the answer in the text.
8th - 10th Language Arts 65 Views 434 Downloads
Strangers in a Strange Land
Students participate in a round-table discussion about the ethnic Albanian refugee crisis occurring in Kosovo as a result of Serbian persecution. They examine another 20th century refugee crisis and compare its causes.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Young scholars reflect on a personally meaningful live performance and the circumstances necessary to create art. They study about the current leadership crisis facing the Met, Carnegie Hall, and the Public theater. In groups, students research the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and the Public Theater in greater depth and present their findings to the class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Recession Lesson: The Silver Lining of the Economic Downturn
Students discuss money and interest. In this discussing money and interest instructional activity, students discuss positives of an economic recession. Students discuss how savings rates have increased over time and the general attitude towards savings has changed.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Lending a Helping Hand
Students research the work of North American NGOs and select one to support with a financial contribution as a class. In this philanthropic research lesson, students consider the work of Benjamin Franklin, defining good citizenship and listing examples of his work.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Breaking News English: World's Tallest Building Opens
In this English worksheet, students read "World's Tallest Building Opens," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Thin Red Line
Students explore various aspects of the subprime mortgage crisis. Through research and interviews, students, working in groups, research how race played a role in the subprime mortgage crisis and how it has affected their local community.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Breaking News English: Chrysler Cars Announces Huge Job Losses
In this English instructional activity, students read "Chrysler Cars Announces Huge Job Losses," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Haitian Political Crisis: What Role Should the U.S. Play in Foreign Governments?
Young scholars examine the political situation in Haiti. They share their opinions on the role the United States should play in foreign governments. They identify the causes of the turmoil in the country as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Culture, Crisis and Population Explosion: A Deweyan Approach in the Classroom
Students read various arguments posed by John Dewey when it comes to population growth. In groups, they use magazine articles and the internet to find issues related to populations and complete experiments to identify the challenges associated with overpopulations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
The African-American Family in Crisis
Students create a definition for family that is applicable to the African American. The make a collage made up of family pictures and present it to the class giving a brief explanation of the family members present in the collage. They interview a relative or family friend who has migrated from a Southern rural town.
6th - 8th Health 6 Views 10 Downloads
Government: FEMA in Crisis
Students read an article about the criticisms leveled at the Federal emergency Management Agency in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They role-play as reporters questioning FEMA leaders about respoonses to disasters. Students create timelines highlighting the changes in the agency following disasters.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students define hidden homelessness and recognize the problems associated with it. In this hidden homelessness lesson, students view a case study and answer questions on a worksheet about hidden homelessness. Students calculate the costs of hidden homelessness.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing
Differentiating between a $700 billion "blank check" and the acquisition of assets, this video explores the idea that the CDOs purchased by the government could be worth nothing. Sal takes students through the mathematical and economic process of testing this theory, all the way through residential mortgage defaults and foreclosures.
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads