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Learners 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
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
Breaking News English: Chrysler Cars Announces Huge Job Losses
In this English worksheet, 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?
High schoolers 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
Young scholars 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
Learners define hidden homelessness and recognize the problems associated with it. In this hidden homelessness instructional activity, students view a case study and answer questions on a worksheet about hidden homelessness. Learners 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
Bailout 8: Systemic Risk
Using several balance sheets, Sal illustrates the connectivity of banks and how one bank failure can affect many. Again, he uses the example of Lehman Brothers as the "catalyst for this chain of events" to explain how one bankrupt bank can result in a series of frozen assets.
12 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
New Review The Great Depression
From Black Tuesday to Hoovervilles and the Dust Bowl, here is a resource that will offer your learners a comprehensive overview of the Great Depression. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes template, activities for analyzing images from the Great Depression, and an array of additional handouts and materials.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review International Trade and Exchange
Your class members will begin this great lesson on the interests of international free trade and exchange by participating in an exciting hands-on simulation. They will then proceed to read a comic book on the topic and complete guided reading questions, and conclude by reviewing an interview on globalization with an op-ed writer from the New York Times.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Continental Congress
Here is a fantastic video highlighting the role of Thomas Jefferson at the Continental Congress, focusing on the language of the Declaration of Independence and its listing of grievances against the British government.
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and evidence from the provided articles, pupils come up with their own theories on how people make it through obstacles and compose narrative essays on this topic.
6th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
While this lesson includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study of Alberto Fujimori's rise to power in Peru and rule as an autocrat.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed