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Utilizing Art, Literature and Film to Teach Black History
Fifth graders are introduced to different aspects of African-American history through literature, art, and films. As a class, they are read a story about the Underground Railroad, identify the main characters and put the events into chronological order.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
William Lanson: New Haven's African King
Students discuss the misrepresentations of African Americans in the United States. In groups, they examine the life and accomplishments of William Lanson and the importance of extending the Long Wharf. Together, they pretend they lived during Lanson's time, create a problem that could impact all of New Haven and develop solutions to end the lesson.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"
Students investigate the role of money in the colonial economy. In this colonial economy lesson, students participate in a trading activity, read the booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy," participate in an activity about land banks, and explore how too much money can lead to inflation in a 22 page packet.
10th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
Quarter 4 Week 5 : Thinking in a Critical and Systematic Way
Middle and high schoolers determine explicit and implicit information contained in text and images. In this language arts lesson plan, pupils also complete guided notes as they listen to a passage and work on adjective and adverb clauses.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 86 Downloads
Parallel Studies of the Afro-American and Puerto Rican Experience in America
Students compare/contrast the Afro-American and Puerto Rican experience as they migrated and assimilated in the U.S. They research and discuss the reasons for migration and the historical significance of economic autonomy and oppression.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Past and Present New York Through A Comparative Study of Photography and Poetry
Students study New York in three time periods, 1890-1930, 1930's, and 1950's-60's. They discuss themes that are important in each time block. They describe a brief historical picture of each time period before they approach works of photography and poetry.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
We're In The Money
Learn about the history of money, as well as counterfeiting, budget vocabulary, and money management. Much of the lesson requires a Nova video; however, it also includes numerous worksheets that may be useful even without the video. Three handouts address personal finance.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 53 Downloads
Students trace the rites of passage from the 1940's through the present in literature. They review some of their favorite expressions first and compare some of Holden's speech with their own. They discuss initial reactions to the book and the similarities or differences between Holden and self?
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Home: The Ties That Bind
Pupils read two novels, The Human Comedy and A Separate Peace and an autobiographical memoir, Farewell to Manzanar. They focus on the difficulties faced by the teenage protagonists in order to set up a connection between adolescence and war.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
In Search of Rights
Seventh graders research Supreme Court cases. They formally debate court rulings, write a scenario portraying a possible futuristic America and participate in a field practicum for media production, while evaluating various social, economic and racial conflicts that exist among America's ethnic groups.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Failed Banks, Political Despair and Drought: How the American People Survived the Great Depression
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on America and the world, and the solutions to the drought and economic downfall.
7th Social Studies & History 13 Views 83 Downloads
Analyzing Non-fiction in a Daily News Format
Students use a copy of the newspaper to explore the differences between fact and opinion. Headlines, Editorials, the Daily Living, Sports, and the Classified sections of the paper are summarized and skimmed for factual life experiences.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads