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The Rise of the City States in Greece
Sixth graders examine Ancient Greece and its development of democracy. In this Greek History lesson, 6th graders explore the rise of city-states in Greece and its overall effect on the development of democracy. The class continues with an in depth discussion on what their original idea of democracy was, and how it has changed.
Choctaw Baskets: Weaving the Past and Present
Students discover the tools of the Native Americans. In this Native American cultural lesson, students investigate the techniques and creations Native Americans used to survive. Students create their own baskets by weaving them in the style of Choctaw Indians.
The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Louis Heilbroner
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this list, dividing your kids into groups, and handing each group a list.
Learners study the interrelationship between the horseshoe crab and red knot. In this ecology lesson, students explain why several species became extinct. They research about endangered species found in their region.
The Indian Subcontinent Since 1947: The Legacy of Independence
An exploration of Indian and Pakistani cultures and conflicts throughout the 20th - 21st centuries, this presentation features relevant political cartoons and poignant photos to illustrate the breadth of politics in India and Pakistan. Viewers will be able to pair what they learn from these slides with what they hear about current conflicts between these two nations.
Students explore world history by identifying geographic locations in class. In this Mesopotamia lesson, students view a timeline of the history of Mesopotamia and the different empires that ruled the area. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and complete several worksheets about the culture and people of Mesopotamia.
Students explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece instructional activity, students identify the geography of Greece and view timeline lectures of the Greek Empires. Students view a video about Greece and color in a map of the location with their class.
Writing Exercises: Patterns of Change, #3
Change is an inevitable factor of all existence and your class has the task of looking at three different patterns of change that affect our modern world. Question one focuses on advancements that have prolonged the average life expectancy. Question two has them compare and contrast global and US migration of the past to the present. Question three requires them to discuss issues of overpopulation.
World History: Why Civilizations Fall
Students examine factors leading to the demise of ancient civilizations. They list causes that led to the downfall of these societies. Students conduct Internet research and participate in online archaeological investigations.
Natural Catastrophic Phenomena
Sixth graders examine the ways natural phenomena are monitored to avoid disasters. They find out about instruments used in measuring disasters and prediction of future events from data.
It's Your Move
Students study about the creation of a German village in South Korea for returning emigrants. They examine other cases of migration and relocation from modern world history.
World Populations/Population Pyramids
Students explore population growth, discuss potential issues associated with the world's growing population, evaluate public policy in the area of population growth, and create population pyramids.
Learners study patterns of population growth in an ecosystem and why populations must remain in balance. They interpret basic population graphs and suggest scenarios about different population growth patterns in an ecosystem.
Populations Lab - Exponential Graphing
Ninth graders investigate the application of populations that exists in one's everyday environment, in order to develop an understanding of how mathematics is a key component in the understanding of population dynamics.
GEOGRAPHY OF JAPAN
Ninth graders describe geographic features of different regions in Japan; make comparisons of size, location and population density in Japan; explore the physical features of the country;and explain the different variables influence the climate of Japan.
Natural Resources: Getting a Fair Share?
Students explore the impact of human behavior on key components of the environment, examine how theirn own personal decisions have added to the problem, and explore possible solutions to the current ecological crisis.
The Birth Control Movement
Students examine the resistance to the birth control movement. They compare and contrast the reasons for and against birth control and examine the social agendas of the supporters of birth control.
The Story Of American Freedom
Students investigate the concept of American freedom with the use of primary sources of images in order to derive meaning. The images are used to inspire research and writing about historical scenes. The writing and analysis of the images are finally presented to the whole class.
Immigration to the United States
Tenth graders examine the reasons and motives for immigration to the United States during the late 19 th century and the early 20 th century. They investigate and analyze the geographic factors that changed the face of society in America.
World Hunger - A Cultural Crisis
Students explore the problem of world hunger and starvation. After a class discussion, students use a map to identify specific areas where populations are starving. In groups, students research reasons for the lack of food. They prepare a presentation explaining the findings and recommendations for a specified country.