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In this Hot Dog Day activity, learners complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for Hot Dog Day.
Young scholars identify the brown recluse and black widow spiders. In this arachnid instructional activity, students research the two types of spiders on the Internet and record facts about each of them. Young scholars play a memory matching game at http://senckenberg.uni-frankfurt.de/games/MEM1/MEM1E.htm.
In this comparisons learning exercise, students match opposites of words, fill in the blanks to sentences, and more using comparing words. Students complete 6 exercises.
Students analyze the architecture of the United Architects and Ken Yeang. In this architecture analysis lesson, students explore architecture design for its sustainability, safety, and purpose. Students write an article about one of the buildings from the lesson.
Young scholars read and analyze Justice Felix Frankfurter's 1955 Draft Decree to enforce "Brown" to explore the significance of the phrase, "with all deliberate speed." students examine photos and timelines and discuss barriers that existed.
Students create itineraries for a one-week journey. They design and create itineraries for a journey to three cities in their target language country. They write a report and research the Internet and other resources for their information.
Would you go by bus or car on the autobahn? Here, learners use distance, time, and average speeds to investigate the fastest way to get from Berlin to Frankfort for a soccer game. It might be fun to start with a discussion or short video about the autobahn to catch students' attention before beginning.
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then assigned a position and argue for or against the legality of the death penalty. At the conclusion of the SAC, individuals craft their own position statement, supporting their argument with evidence drawn from the discussion and the source materials
Are Northwest Florida schools violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution by allowing learners or members of the clergy to recite prayers over the public address systems before football games? Class members tackle the Establishment Clause in a series of AP-style Free Response Questions (FRQ) activities. Groups examine three Supreme Court rulings on this issue of separation of church and state, and respond with majority and minority opinions. Assuming the role of justices, they then rule on the question and write their opinion.
Romanticism goes beyond the poetry of the big six from England, so don’t be afraid to let your students experience the art and music of the period. The PowerPoint covers basic philosophical roots, but is extensive in covering the themes of Romanticism displayed through art. Selected works of Gericault, Delacroix, Louis David, Fuseli, and Bierstadt are displayed and ready for discussion. Use this presentation to juxtapose the emotions in poetry read in class, or use it for writing prompts that introduce Romanticism.  
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson plan.
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from  1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time. 
Students explore the events that led up to World War I.  In this World History lesson, students read an article on Germany and World War I, then answer four study questions and write an essay about the article.
High schoolers examine the major decisions by the Supreme Court when Warren was the Chief Justice. In groups, they research the life and other works of Earl Warren and discuss how ones background can influence decisions. They also examine the two cases of Brown v. Board of Education and those cases affecting criminal procedures.
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. The final slides detail the aftermath that led directly into the events of the upcoming 20th century.
Students use the Internet to research one of five cases associated with Brown v. Board of Education and then join a group with people who researched the other four.
Young scholars research European countries. They assess websites related to individual cities/regions in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. They create a visual detailing what they did during a simulated two or three day visit there.
Learners share their opinions about a story about a sudden decline in China's stock markets. After reading an article, they identify the global impact of China's falling stock markets. They create a cause and effect map about the fall of the markets and prepare an oral presentation about one aspect of interest to them dealing with this topic.
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust. Materials to complete this unit are included.
Young scholars use the Internet to read a brief description of Magna Carta (link provided). They "walk through" the document with the teacher, identifying four major themes. Students read and discuss "The Rhetoric of Rights: Americans are 'Englishmen' and Englishmen Have Constitutional Rights." They complete a chart comparing/contrasting the Magna Carta, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

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