Global Issues Teacher Resources
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Making Sense of Jihad vs. Hirabah (Terrorism)
Help your learners define jihad in its literal and applied meanings, as a principle and as an institution. Describe legitimate conduct of war according to Islamic law and differentiate between rebellion (baghy) and terrorism (hirabah)...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
We Have a Story to Tell: Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region
How did colonial settlement and the establishment of the United States affect Native Americans in the Chesapeake region? Your young historians will analyze contemporary and historical maps, read informational texts, and work in groups to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to Lord of the Rings
The Odyssey, Star Wars, The Hunger Games. Odysseus, Luke Skywalker, Katniss Everdeen. Add The Hobbit and Bilbo Baggins to these lists, and you have a unit examining classic and contemporary myths, legends, and folktales with hero and...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology
Here you'll find a great collection of worksheets to supplement your instruction of Greek mythology, including informational texts on the Olympian gods and goddesses, a matching quiz, graphic organizers, and myth-writing activities.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Attributes of a Civil Society
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a...
9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Current events in Africa
Before incorporating current events into your classroom, make sure your learners are informed and critical readers! Compare events as presented by an African and American media source, and help your class understand the impact of bias...
7th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
World War II: Internment in Hawaii
Students examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II lesson, students identify the attack on Pearl Harbor, the response from the U.S and the effect it had on Japanese-Americans. Students define Japanese...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a lesson 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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Chicago White Sox Win World Series
Young scholars react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Arthur's World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness
Kids become global anthropologists as they explore commonalities and differences both in their classroom and expanding across the globe. Throughout several activities, learners conduct partner interviews that culminate in Venn diagrams,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
The Roaring 20's
Discover the roaring and contradicting nature of the 1920s in the United States. The video provides an overview of laissez faire capitalism in the decade and the nation's dramatic increase in productivity, as well as a variety of other...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3
New ReviewHow does an author sequence events in a narrative so that the events build on one another and create a tone of mystery, growth, or resolution? As part of a study of narrative writing, class members work in pairs to examine the techniques...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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-activity unit...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 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...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Argument of the Declaration of Independence
When in the course of a course on historic American events, it becomes necessary for learners to examine, with decent respect, the Declaration of Independence, it becomes evident that there are six separate and equal parts of that...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed