Influential People 1914-1933 Teacher Resources
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Patti Smith: Dream of Life
How do artists affect and how are artists affected by the time periods in which they live? Learners examine the life and work of controversial and influential cultural artist Patti Smith as they seek answers to this essential question. Groups research her associates, the social and cultural events of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s in which she participated, her poems, songs, and photographs.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Extend appreciation of the contributions of well-known African-Americans throughout history. First, post pictures of five individuals around the room and have groups rotate, writing what they know of that individual on the poster. The second part of the activity involves learners drawing a name of a famous African-American and creating either an acrostic poem, trading card, PowerPoint slide, or thank you card for that person.
7th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Writers participate in a unique form of environmental writing and deepen their connections to nature through journaling. They generate new ideas and thoughts that they can use for continued nature journaling and explore a variety of influential nature writers.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Voices of the American Revolution - Primary Documents
Students use primary documents to examine the attitudes and positions of several factions leading up to the American Revolutionary War. They read documents, debate differing perspectives and write an essay exploring the reasons for revolt.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 92 Downloads
American Revolution Biographical Trading Cards
Students create trading cards based on Patriots and Loyalists that were influential in the American Revolution. In this American Revolution lesson plan, students make and trade their cards, keeping one of their own for themselves.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 39 Downloads
Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits
Young scholars explore Latin American art. In this bi-lingual art history lesson, students view a vast collection of Latin American artwork to better conceptualize the depth and contributions Latin American artist have had throughout history.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 158 Downloads
Students complete a unit on the history of Native Americans. They explore various websites, draw pictures of Native American homes, create a poster highlighting a period in Native American history, and construct a replica of a Native American flag for display.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 29 Views 133 Downloads
African American Poetry: Songs of Protest and Pride
Students are introduced to various time periods in history in which African Americans wrote songs and poetry to cope. In groups, they travel between different stations to listen or read poems and music from the Civil War period, Civil Rights Movement, etc.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 28 Views 103 Downloads
Black Actors in American Cinema
Students examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of the different actors.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 24 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions
Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. As a class, they are introduced to five artists and discuss their art and techniques. Using the internet, they also research the philosophers of the time period and how situations were different after the movement.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 61 Downloads
Why War? Causes of the American Revolution and South Carolina's Role
Eighth graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In this colonial American lesson, 8th graders analyze primary documents and images to determine how the state was involved in the outbreak of the war and how they felt about the war.
8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 19 Downloads
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5
Students explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and identify African American aviator leaders.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 36 Downloads
How Has African American Culture Shaped the History of Kentucky?
Eleventh graders explore the African American culture and history of Kentucky. They observe how an author's personal bias can define the argument of his/her publication. Students analyze primary source documents.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Explorers in Kansas
Fourth graders read cards about the explorers: Coronado, Lewis, and Clark, Pike, and Long. For this influential expeditions lesson, 4th graders describe and observe explorers who came to Kansas. Students locate main reasons and details as they compare and contrasts the experiences of all four expeditions.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
New Review A Day for the Environment
On April 22, 1970 over 20 million American participated in the first Earth Day. But why? The beginnings of what is now a world-wide event, celebrated in over 190 countries to support environmental awareness and protection, are the focus of a 27-page packet that includes articles, interviews, images, and videos.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download