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Students create their own website to illustrate a theme form history. In this history and technology lesson, students create a home page or website for a recent history or social studies lesson. Students work in teams to complete the activity.
A Visual History: Industry, Society, and Social Mobility in Hartford
Eleventh graders examine the industrialization of Hartford. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze pictures in Hartford. Students participate in a gallery walk of artifacts.
Use of Persuasive Strategies to Analyze Historical Information- WWII Posters
Learners consider how propaganda was used during World War II. In this World War II instructional activity, students analyze posters that were used to garner support for World War II. Learners discuss their impressions of the posters.
Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources to Assess the Decisions and Policies of Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and the U.S. Government
Students examine U.S. policies regarding Native Americans. In this Native American history lesson, students analyze provided primary and secondary sources concerning Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, and the Dawes Act. Students use the provided analysis questions to help them form an opinion of U.S. policies towards Native Americans.
Westward Expansion and the War with Mexico
Learners evaluate primary sources to develop their own opinions about Westward Expansion. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, students examine and respond to questions about Gast's painting titled American Progress Learners research how Manifest Destiny affected the Native Americans, Mexicans, and Americans.
Wading through the Web
Students evaluate Web design. In this journalism lesson, students examine the attributes of selected Web sites and then design their own online newspaper by using the principles of design they discuss in this lesson.
Attracting an Audience With Purpose
Learners discuss the attributes of a good speech and a bad speech, and listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, I Have A Dream. They rewrite a speech, directing it to a different audience than it was intended for.
Cracking the Mirror of the Past
Students compare and contrast two pieces of artwork in regards to their nastalgic elements. Using the internet, they research local religious institutions in their area and note their function in society. They also compare and contrast two Victorian age writers to the characters in their poems and novels. They create a collage of their favorite author to end the lesson.
What Messages Are Out There?
Students review public service announcements to determine how a message can be communicated effectively to an audience. Using the messages, they identify words, phrases and images that were key to delivering the message. They also determine the intended audience of the announcement.
Reaching Your Audience
Students analyze a public service message to determine if it communicate ideas effectively. They determine the intended audience of a public service message. Students analyze how an organization or governmental body gets a message out to a large group of people.
Campaign Songs as Propaganda
Student analyze campaign messages about tariffs in a nineteenth-century campaign song. They identify the intended audience of the message. They discuss strategies for courting the other political party's bloc.
Film at 11
Third graders, in groups, create a TV news report simulation about a hurricane disaster in their home town.
A (Ear) Budding Problem?
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written lesson plan, handouts that include an article and data page, follow-up questions, and extension activities that combine to make the lesson complete.
The Trial of Hamlet
Hamlet, that is not a rat behind the curtain, it is Polonius, and now you’re on trial for his murder. Practice and develop close reading skills, discover how a trial works, and get the entire class involved in this trial. The class breaks down into groups: judge, characters, prosecution, and defense. They develop their analysis and arguments that use the text, and the trial begins. Criteria are included for how to assess the groups. Use the results of the trial to develop writing prompts, or to supply textual evidence that the students can use for a literary analysis.
In Sickness and in Health
Based on family history, how likely is it that a couple's children will have a recessive disease? In an in-depth, but easy-to-follow case study, future geneticists learn the story of Greg and Olga, who are hoping to have children, but they are worried about what genetic diseases they may be passing on to their offspring. Divide your pupils into groups and have them work through all six sections of the case study. You may wish to allocate a certain amount of time to each, in order to keep kids on task and to allow for whole-group discussion.
New! Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading activity does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by vocabulary, short-answer questions, and other close reading tasks. Small groups work on the questions together and all pupils must decide on the author's purpose. Also included is a set of writing assignment suggestions, which could use more detail.
Beginner 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Uncover new or more relevant information with the filtering tools in the top navigation bar. First, show your class the tools and demonstrate how to use a few. Next, give class members some time to apply what they have learned. They can work individually or with others to create a guide that describes how to use filters with examples. After they have mastered filters, introduce your pupils to operators, symbols or words that a search site recognizes to narrow a search in a specific way. Learners can practice and add their new knowledge to their guide, or complete one of the other suggested assessments.
A Case Study Involving Influenza and the Influenza Vaccine
Using a hypothetical discussion between two coworkers broken up into four parts, budding biologists examine the flu shot and some of the typical arguments for and against it. The conversational nature of the reading makes it engaging and easy to read; the analysis questions following each section allow learners a chance to think about what they've read, discuss it with others, and make connections between the passage and the real world. The lesson could be taught in either a whole-class or small group setting.
Was the Internment of Japanese-Americans Constitutional?
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the internment was constitutional, two who argue it was not constitutional, present evidence to support their point of view. Teams are then encouraged to reach a consensus, post their position, and cite evidence to support their stance. The exercise ends with individual reflections.
Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens Across the Nation
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the Nation,” read articles about teens who committed suicide, and discuss the motivations of key players in several scenarios. A powerful topic sensitively handled.