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All the World's a Stage
Students analyze effective story-telling and literary techniques used by playwright George Stevens, Jr. in the play 'Thurgood.' Students illustrate how past events have shaped their own lives by drawing a Lifeline of points in their lives, identify the literary devices used by George Stevens to depict the life of Thurgood Marshall on stage, and generate a Lifeline for a significant person from history, science, the arts or sports.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 58 Views 740 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Playing With Science
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind the scenes of inventions.
6th - 12th Science 88 Views 1172 Downloads
Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
In this episode of Crash Course History, John Green whips through the evolution of communism in twentieth-century China. He covers topics from Sun Yat Sen's founding of the Republic of China to Mao Zedong's democratic dictatorship and cultural revolution.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Earth's Dramatic History
Middle schoolers create a timeline. In this Earth's History lesson plan, students research the history of life on Earth and use the information collected to create a timeline. Middle schoolers also answers the provided discussion questions.
6th - 8th Science 15 Views 42 Downloads
New Review Texas Commemorative Maps: Honoring Our Past
To celebrate Texas, groups plan and create a commemorative map for a topic or theme in Texas history. The richly detailed plan and the approach could easily be adapted to any state. Samples are included.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students create their own website to illustrate a theme form history. In this history and technology instructional activity, students create a home page or website for a recent history or social studies instructional activity. Students work in teams to complete the activity.
8th - 10th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 6 Downloads
Presenting Powerful Outlines for Science Fair Reports
Young scholars examine and reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community and become familiar with one scientist's experience preparing a report. They identify key points to build a strong science report and create a lively presentation for their classmates.
6th - 8th Science 15 Views 85 Downloads
Digitizing History: Exploring moments in time through Web design
Students create a website based on a history unit they have just completed. In this web design lesson plan, student analyze qualities of an effective website and create an architectural design for the home page and connecting pages. Students research, create and design content for their page in small groups.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 13 Downloads
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Animal Science
In this boy scout merit badge: animal science worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using the websites listed, then answer 7 detailed questions about livestock breeds, diseases, anatomy, breeding, management, and careers, as well as performing specific activities.
8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting. Discussion questions following the clip drive scholars to deeper thinking about oral histories and justice, and they view a website dedicated to keeping memories of victims alive (linked).
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 15 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Designed
High schoolers use correct grammar, spelling and capitalization in their writing. They connect information acquired in history and science classes with the events described in the books that were read. Students make a clear and informative presentation to the class explaining how disease affected the community described in the books that were read.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Students analyze how historians are trying to keep history alive and preserve it for generations to come. They view some schools trying to save an entire culture and language from extinction. Students participate in history preservation projects, ranging from oral history to hands-on efforts to save a piece of community history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads