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Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
Students brainstorm a list of negative stereotypes in the African-American society. In groups, they develop ways to decrease the chance of them living in poverty and being in trouble with the law. They develop ways to solve problems other than with violence and how to improve their performance in school. To end the lesson, they view scenerios and discuss how they can be solved.
Young scholars explore why Muslim women wear modest dress based on Islamic beliefs. They describe the general characteristics of Muslim hijab. Students analyze approaches and policies described in three newspaper articles relating to hijab-wearing Muslim women. They discuss the content of the First Amendment as it applies to religious liberty issues such as wearing of hijab in public.
Pupils create time-lines of historical art pieces. In this art history lesson, students work in groups to research various art pieces in relation to the Lewis and Clark expedition. As a group, they determine which pieces hold the most relevance to the time period. Pupils use their research to create time-lines.
Students study the portrayal of children in art across the centuries. In this art history lesson plan, students explore how children are portrayed in images over the course of history. This lesson plan is meant to accompany a visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France, but can be completed with a virtual tour found on the website.
Fourth graders identify reasons for people moving to the Colorado Territory and examine how moving in the 1800's is different than moving today. They also practice reading maps and gathering information from maps, as well as, describe cause and effect relationships between interactions of people of different cultures.
Young scholars identify the date and location of the Battle of the Bulge and the sides battling in it and who the military leaders were. They identify what each side did in the battle, who the victor was, and the condition each side was in after the battle. Finally, students research what part their country played in the battle.