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Students research information on immigrants in America and their countries of origin to create a bar graph on the computer. In this diversity lesson, students use the Internet to collect data on immigrants in America, use a publishing program to graph the number of immigrants from individual countries, and debate the effects of a changing immigration policy.
Tenth graders compare and contrast the revolts that took place around the world in 1968. In this global studies lesson, 10th graders research the youth revolts that took place in Paris, Prague, and Chicago in 1968 and create posters and write essays that explore the climate and results of the revolts.
Students study the impact of social media. In this Iranian election activity, students examine the outcome of the 2009 election and the public protests that followed it. Students determine how citizen journalism informed people around the world about the event and protests when mainstream media outlets were barred by Iran.
Learners discuss what they know about the Cold War and make connections with the book (or film) Rocket Boys by Hickam. Students research Sputnik and read an Eisenhower Cabinet meeting document. Learners discuss their research and evaluate how Sputnik's launch fits in the Cold War.
Young scholars explore U.S. foreign policy. In this League of Nations lesson, students research primary and secondary sources regarding the events that led to the formation of the diplomatic organization and then participate in mock debates regarding the participation of the U.S. in the league.
Students examine Canadian assimilation policies of the First Nations. In this Canadian history lesson, students participate in talking circles, listen to guest speakers,and take field trips to local museums and sites of interests to discover more about First Nations culture.
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Cold War instructional activity, students examine sources that require them to study the purpose for the U-2 spy planes and examine the U-2 spy plane incident. High schoolers discuss their findings.