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Teaching History and Culture Through Literature: One Thousand Chestnut Trees
Ninth graders explore contemporary Korea, as well as pre-war Korea. They do this by reading One Thousand Chestnut Trees. After reading, they participate in classroom discussions about excerpts from the novel. They also research historical and cultural topics related to the novel.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Prisoner in One's Own Home
Examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After reading an article from the New York Times and exploring the author's word choice, young readers find the central idea in the text and work on researching additional information.
6th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 294 Downloads
Global Hunger and Malnutrition
Is there a difference between hunger and malnutrtion? Is this a problem only in third world countries? How does hunger and malnutrition affect the community? Why do these problems exist when the world produces enough food to feed everyone? These questions cetainly provide some food for thought.
9th - 12th Health 12 Views 27 Downloads
New Review 12th Grade Expository Reading and Writing Research Project
The beauty in this resource is the lengthy list of highly charged, controversial-issue research topics. Categories include issues of race, politics, law, environment, education, athletics, gender, and technology. After selecting a topic, partners create a research portfolio of documents on both sides of the question, adopt a position on the issue, write a paper, and then create a presentation for the class.
11th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 13 Downloads
Open-ended dialogue and guiding questions lead children through a discussion about the relationship between physical objects and personal identity. They analyze the work of two contemporary Japanese artists who have use their mediums to express feelings of home.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to violence against women, this set of lessons also requires pupils to examine in detail various amendments and acts that affect women.
8th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Assessment and Discussion
"Without concerned citizen action to uphold them (human rights) close to home; we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. . ." Eleanor Roosevelt's comment is used to set the stage for the conclusion of a five-instructional activity unit that asks class members to consider their personal responsibility to uphold the right of others.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The fourth in a five-lesson unit examining human rights and personal responsibility asks class groups to investigate a current rights issue, and using the provided graphic organizer, summarize the issue, consider which rights are being violated, and suggest actions individuals could take.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections.
8th - 12th Language Arts 52 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology
Students complete a unit of lessons on the events that led to U.S. involvement in WWI. They complete a Webquest, conduct research, complete a Venn diagram, read and discuss the reasons for entering the war, and create a slideshow.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 43 Downloads
How climate enters our world
Young scholars recognize the different climatic zones. They describe what aspects differentiate the climatic zones. Students offer explanations as to what climate is and the role that it plays on creating regions. They rationalize why the different climatic zones are different.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 69 Downloads
Dr. Seuss Takes on Charles Lindbergh
Students study the leaders of the isolationist movement within the United States and the causes of the isolationist movement, they recognize and compare the perceptions of both the isolationists within the US and those who took a more global view.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 38 Downloads
Lesson: Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace
Film analysis takes critical thinking, connections, and context. Upper graders look at the film installation, Crystal Palace in terms of the film makers choices, presentation, and perspective of truth. After an analytical discussion of the film, kids take images of their urban landscape, then crop and alter them to create abstractions of their personal realities.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lesson: Urban China: Contemporary China
The urbanization and consumerism of modern China is the hot topic up for critical analysis. Kids view a series of photographs that specifically describe Chinese modernization, urbanization, consumerism, and waste. They discuss each photograph and then create a list of items that can be repurposed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 58 Downloads
The Rest Cure: Gender in Medicine and Literature
Read and discuss "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and the gender issues that the story brings up. Use articles from the time period to analyze, complete with specific discussion questions. After two days, scholars write an essay based on topics listed in the Writing Project handout.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Lesson: Lauren Kelley: Icon Identity
Barbie gets a makeover, but not the type you may be thinking of. Critical thinkers explore social norms, storytelling, sexual and racial identity through art. They view the short animated film, Big Gurl, discuss how Barbie was altered and the social implications of her transformation.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 9 Downloads
New Review "What Good are the Words?" A Close Reading of an Excerpt from The Book Thief
A close reading of an excerpt from The Book Thief provides high school readers with an opportunity to examine how Markus Zusak uses syntax, repetition, and figurative language to contribute to the power of the novel, and to help develop his themes.
9th - 10th Language Arts 28 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed