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Learners view a short video and read text about the lottery system of electing leaders and administering government in 14th century Florence. They discuss and establish classroom rules with student participation and consider the importance of participation in a democracy.
An extensive review of European dynamics in the mid-to-late 19th century, this presentation clearly outlines the steps taken to unify Italy as well as Germany, and all the implications and effects therein. The slides set a strong context for viewers as they work their way into the tumult of 20th century Europe.
The Progressives never became a political party, how sad. Provide your class with this interesting, yet challenging presentation on the Progressive Movement. Highlighted are key events and individuals that exemplified a progressive ideology. The information is good but lacks refinement. It is not conducive for easy note taking.
This is an introduction intended for grades 6-8 that focuses on famous people. It begins by asking learners to think about what makes a person famous. It shows various individuals in recent decades that have been considered famous, then it introduces the famous people they will be studying throughout the year.
Feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful and important art of the Renaissance, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The slides take care to detail the characteristics of each art form, but the presentation really lends itself to the interpretations of the viewer - just as the finest art tends to do. They will truly see history with new eyes after this sumptuous experience.
Eighth graders describe Ellen and William Craft's journey to freedom. They identify the costs and benefits of the Crafts' decision to run away. Students are shown a picture of Ellen Craft and are asked to describe the picture. They are aked if the person in the picture looks like a woman, and students hypothesize why Ellen Craft is dressed in men's clothing.