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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...
5th English Language Arts
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"
Students investigate the role of money in the colonial economy. For 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...
10th - Higher Ed Math
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
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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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 plan, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact...
7th Social Studies & History
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 English Language Arts