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New Review Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument and support used.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading informational texts.
7th - 8th Language Arts 194 Views 459 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Don't be put off by the fact that the World War I propaganda posters in this packet are Canadian and some of them are even in French. All the better, in fact, to see the techniques. The richly detailed plan has instructors model analyzing basic propaganda techniques in a poster and then guiding learners through the process before individuals design their own World War I poster.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
World History Research Paper
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed essay rubric.
9th - 11th Language Arts 49 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 147 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the monolithic view of Muslims that exists today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
Learners research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 13 Views 57 Downloads
Originating from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, here is a resource to support your world historians in their study of World War II, the Holocaust, your cultural scholars learning about anti-semitism, or your readers as they dig into The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Weisel's Night.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Reader Idea | Thinking Like a Historian About Current World Events
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project creator, as well as all the necessary project worksheets and handouts involving source analysis and research/presentation guidelines.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In My Opinion
Young writers craft letters to the government stating their opinion on different topics. They pick an environmental or ocean issue, research it, and craft their formal persuasive letter. Ensure your learners include supporting facts and details and provide them with a rubric before they begin writing.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 207 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end result should be an empathetic, thoughtful, and highly engaging experience for the entire class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The lesson spans five sessions and includes discussion questions, art resources, vocabulary, and creative projects.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 38 Downloads
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer questions about each legend.
9th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 168 Downloads
United States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views
Learners analyze the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I. They read a speech by President Wilson and an opposition speech, list the reasons each gives for American entry into the war, and complete a Venn diagram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 73 Downloads
Who's Who in World War II
If you are looking for a creative way to review the historical figures and groups that influenced the events of World War II, this lesson is for you. With a long list of resources, this activity could be used when you are assigning research on pertinent historical figures and groups.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of examples of decolonization, such as in Egypt, Indonesia, the Congo.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I instructional activity, students examine World War I posters. Young scholars investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 77 Views 433 Downloads
Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of art that uses contemporary symbols to address current social and political issues.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 6 Downloads
The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a lesson plan about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods, cultural events, and social issues that the residents are experiencing.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable