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Did Lincoln free the slaves or did the slaves free themselves?
Students study the Emancipation Proclamation and analyze its meaning. In this Emancipation Proclamation instructional activity, students read the Emancipation Proclamation and supporting documents and decide if the slaves freed themselves or if Lincoln freed the slaves.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Racing with Sam
This assignment begins with an 8-page article about Sam Berns, a young man who suffers the rare genetic disease called progeria. Progeria is caused by a gene mutation and manifests itself as rapid premature aging. When your biology class is studying genetics, this is a gripping tale that stands as an example of genetic disorders.
9th - Higher Ed Science 15 Views 89 Downloads
Explore the effects of foreign investment on the world economy. Learners read the noted articles about foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment. Then participate in classroom simulation that requires them to determine how nations invite investment opportunities.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Social Studies: Haitians in America
Learners examine Haitian culture, including its discovery, colonization, and political and economic development. Role-playing in two ethnic groups, they caucus and develop strategies for the Haitian Revolution. In learning centers, students create Haitian meals, assess the religions, and survey immigration policies.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Recycling Lesson Plan
Students examine the role of choice in a democracy, the choice to participate and not to participate. They take a position on the role of recycling and whether in a democracy people can be forced to recycle. They break into for and against groups, build an argument and debate the conclusion.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Graphing Native American Populations
Fifth graders graph the number of Native American populations in Montana. In this graphing lesson, 5th graders read about the native populations of Montana and about the number of them living on reservations. They make a double bar graph showing the information and answer the essential questions on the back of the paper.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
Students read about the life of Jim Thorpe and answer focus lessons about the book. In this Jim Thorpe lesson, students celebrate the American Indian culture and learn of the hardships Jim Thorpe overcame. Students find descriptive words about Jim Thorpe.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Does Global Warming Increase the Intensity of Atmospheric Natural Disasters?
Students study global warming by communicating the problem, process and solutions. In this global lesson plan students use graphs, research and write a critical stance on natural disasters.
6th - 12th Science 17 Views 110 Downloads
Millionaire Game: US History Review
Play a fun review game to make test study a welcome event. Your class plays a millionaire game just like the one on TV to review their US history. Each of the 15 questions relate to the Jackson presidency, Indian Removal Act, and the elections of 1824 and 1836.
6th - 8th All 3 Views 12 Downloads
Role-play to learn. Writers pretend to be a team of news writers. They research information about genetically engineered corn and the impact of biotech food products. Then create a video, Powerpoint, or oral presentation to present their findings.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 32 Downloads
Oil Dependency Among Nations
Students research oil dependency amongst different nations in the world. In this oil dependency lesson plan, students use maps to locate oil sources, consider government actions on oil, and predict U.S. oil dependency.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
The presentation starts off with some background on famine, specifically the Irish Potato Famine, but then deviates. It focuses heavily on nutrition, malnutrition, and how to determine proper nutrition based on statistical data. This resource is most appropriate for those studying in the medical field.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Young scholars examine the concept of 'nation building,' focusing on outcomes of U.S. involvement in nation building efforts in Afghanistan, past and present attempts at nation building and how the U.S. should proceed in the war against terrorism.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
International Custody Battle
Learners research the relationship between the United States and Cuba by identifying key players and events in Cuban/U.S. history. They also focus on a battle waged between Cuban-Americans in Miami and a father in Cuba over the custody of a small boy.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Multicultural Issues and the Law: Gender and Race Based Schooling
Middle schoolers examine the problems associated with gender based and race based education. In groups, they research the history of education and the laws that have changed education and impacted lives. They brainstorm a list of the positives and negatives of each concept and develop a plan in which separate but equal could be implemented as a role play activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
Fueling Around with Energy: A Comparative Study of Conventional and Renewable Energy Use Among Nations
Ninth graders examine the relationship between energy and society. In groups, they define energy sources as renewable or conventional and research how each method contributes to the world's energy. They write about how the patterns of energy usage differ throughout the world.
9th Science 8 Views 32 Downloads
Give Peace a Chance
Students read and discuss the 1979 occupation of the American Embassy in Iran. They research the nations that are believed to currently pose a threat of terrorism toward the United States and speculate on ways in which these nations' conflicts with the United States could be solved through non-violent means.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 10 Downloads