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World Consumption: Unequal Slices of the Pie
Students interpret the United Nations Human Development Reports and explain the relevance and use of the human development index in offering insight into a nation and its challenges. They draft a letter to the United Nations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 65 Downloads
Us and Them
Students identify/analyze a variety of strategies to explain, create artworks and write about persistent issues involving the rights, responsibilities, roles and statue of individual citizens from a global perspective. A variety of writing strategies are reflected on in this lesson.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads
Social Studies: Global Issue Awareness
Tenth graders assess the Canadian International Development Agency themes of poverty, education, children's rights, gender equality, and environmental issues. They choose one area to research and create portfolios about them. Once students have presented their findings, they consider how their own experiences differ from them.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 internment and write a five paragraph essay regarding the situation.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
World War II Webquest
Tenth graders work with a partner to locate and follow the directions of a webquest of their choice. Using the internet, they research their topic in depth and write a paper on their findings. They are assessed by the criteria on the rubric included with the activity.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
New Review The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational text, comprehension and discussion questions, images, and map activities.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 30 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
This Ain't No Tea Party!
Create food-safe bowls with your class, then organize a meal for the community using the class's bowls to serve. This lesson is based on the Empty Bowels Project, where school kids gain an understanding of global hunger through community service.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads
What Has Brown Done for You?
Learners review the facts of the court case Brown v. Board of Education. Next, they research recent court cases that uphold contrasting views on the landmark decision. They write opinions about these recent court cases from a 1954 perspective.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 175 Downloads
Dictating the Future
Read the article "Bush Lays Out Goals for Iraq: Self-Rule and Stability" and examine the keys points from President Bush's speech. Whether presented in written text or as an audio bite learners will work in groups to research world dictators and analyze presented information.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
War of Words
Students reflect on issues concerning journalistic responsibility and propaganda, focusing on pro-American propaganda in Iraq's and Afghanistan's media. They write a reflection about the media's role in balancing justice, truth and objectivity.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 41 Downloads
Hopi Tribal Council
Focusing on the differences between traditional Hopi government and the Hopi Tribal Council, this resource is a good addition to your unit on Native American culture. Learners conduct Internet research, analyze primary source photos, and construct a chart.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Casting a Wary Eye?
Help learners examine racial profiling of Arab-Americans and Middle Eastern Americans in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. They will be asked to look at beliefs, actions, and behavior towards this group of people since the attack.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 46 Downloads
Fighting for Control
Engage your class in a class discussion examining and defend different sides of an argument about whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have the legal authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. They will have to demonstrate understanding by clarifying their arguments using supporting details.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
In God We Trust; All Others Pay Cash
Learners review their knowledge on the First Amendment. After reading an article, they identify specific church and state issues. Using the Internet, they research President Bush's proposal from a specific point of view. They summarize their opinions in a mock radio call-in show where each learner is given a specific role: radio host, proponent, opponent, or listener.
5th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 119 Downloads
Romeo and Juliet: Insight into Ourselves
Read and discuss Romeo and Juliet with your class. They apply its themes to modern life by analyzing the story. Questions are included to guide the discussion into the are of insight. They will also look at how the issues relate to today's society.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 113 Downloads
Discuss race in the United States. Start by having each learner read a copy of Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Then, have them read the article "Shared Prayers, Mixed Blessings" about a church in Atlanta, Georgia, and its attempt to desegregate its members, despite some negative feelings that still run deep.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 195 Downloads
Australian Aboriginal Art And Storytelling
Students explore Aboriginal storytelling traditions through the spoken word and through visual culture. They listen to stories of the Dreamtime told by the Aboriginal people and investigate Aboriginal storytelling in contemporary dot paintings.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 52 Views 183 Downloads
What is family? Challenge your scholars to write an encompassing definition of what this word means to them. After reading "It May Be a Family Matter, But Just Try to Define Family," class members discuss the emotional issues surrounding the family of Terri Schiavo, and then craft a position paper about the Terri Schiavo case.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 296 Downloads