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Here is the second part in a series of lessons where your class will return to their discussion of human rights and study of the primary source document the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Before continuing to read, they will need to understand why and how this document was written. First, show and discuss a video from UNICEF to demonstrate the need for such a document. Then have groups construct a timeline of events leading up to its creation. As with other lessons from this module, the lesson fosters great higher-level thinking skill such as asking questions and evaluating cause and effect.
After looking at the history of cataract surgery techniques, your high schoolers will have a new perspective on medical and scientific advances. Kids alternate between watching short video clips, class discussion, and computer research. The lesson plan suggests three computers for the class, but if you have access to more computers, it will increase engagement. Once the history of cataracts is covered, there is a culminating project in which groups select another historic medical or scientific innovation to research and present to the class.
For many pupils, gaming is part of everyday life. But, it wasn't always that way. Entertain and inform your class with this quick video that follows the development of video games. The narrator goes all the way back to the beginning and recounts the early steps of creating games as we know them today. Consider the additional questions and information that are included in the menu on the right.
Middle and high schoolers read and discuss articles about the mussel industry in Arkansas. They pay close attention to the history of pearling and button making industries on the Black and White Rivers of Arkansas. This impressive, 18-page plan has everything you need to successfully implement it with your class. A fine educational resource.
Students explore the history of the Earth and the study of geology. They explain the different time periods in the history of the Earth. Students create a salt and flour map of the Earth as it was during their time period. They research the time periods that are assigned to them.
Your class can explore standard and expanded notation, as well as computation with regrouping. They listen to a make-believe story about cavemen and the origin of numerals and place value. Then apply what they learned about renaming and trading to traditional addition and subtraction with regrouping.
Your class continues to explore the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In addition to learning about the background of this text, learners work on the skill of identifying and understanding key academic vocabulary. Your class will do a close reading of a short excerpt on the background of the UDHR, and then begin a set of flashcards for unfamiliar words. Close the lesson with a brief writing assignment in which pupils will reflect on what they have learned from the text thus far. Note: This is part of a series of lessons, please refer to the additional materials section to find the index page.
High schoolers research the history of Immigration. In this World History lesson, students explore European immigration then specifically focus on ways African Immigration was different. High schoolers then divide into small groups and create a poster which depicts their findings.
Students examine the history of the Chicago River. In groups, they identify the problems of the watershed and develop possible solutions. As a class, they examine the importance of the river to the Chicago area by reading a story. To end the instructional activity, they create an object or write a poem that shows how they feel about the river and share it with the class.