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Political Asylum Talk Show
Learners view videos, visit websites, and read about the nature and changes made to the idea of political asylum. Beginning with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, they will explore policy change throughout the years. The lesson culminates in a simulation of discussions regarding the tragedy of SS St.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Learners investigate various European political parties with anti-immigration agendas. They examine and write written reports concerning the party goals of exclusion or restriction of immigrants in their societies. Students present political immigration profiles to the class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 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
Conflict Between Democratic and Authoritarian Rule in Haiti
Twelfth graders examine the background of democratic and authoritative rule in Haiti. In pairs they conduct a simulated interview, reporting for a news station about the political, personal, and economical life in Haiti. They conduct Internet research, write their interview questions, and present a video presentation of their interview.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Too Large to be a Lunatic Asylum: South Carolina’s Mental Health
Eighth graders examine the history of South Carolina's mental institutions. In this South Carolina history lesson, 8th graders discover details about asylums built in the state in the 1800's. Students analyze primary sources about mental health care in the states and create timelines that feature the history of mental health care in the state.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 22 Downloads
Human Rights And Refugees: The Right To Asylum
Students read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, define asylum and identify when people have the right to asylum. They examine specific cases of asylum in recent times and consider some of the difficulties refugees face.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Asylum Talk Show
High schoolers investigate the case of a German ship containing Jewish refugees seeking asylum from Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. They conduct Internet research, watch a video, and role-play passengers from the St. Louis on a simulated talk show.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a comprehensive review of the causes of the American Revolution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 47 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learn Five Facts about Refugees
Students discover the political and economical hardships of global refugees by researching the Internet. In this citizenship lesson plan, students define the word refugee and discuss the difference between having an opinion on a matter or knowing a fact.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Using Primary Sources to Discover Reconstruction
Fifth graders discover how reconstruction had an impact on racial issues in the United States. For this Reconstruction lesson, 5th graders are introduced to primary vs. secondary resources and then rotate through stations to view different examples of these resources.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 25 Downloads
Election 2005: Campaign Issues
Students take a closer look at the election of 2005. In this British politics lesson, students listen to a lecture about the 2005 campaign and active citizenship. Students then create collages and news boards about the election. Older students may even participate in a mock election.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Eleventh graders put a human face on the refugee experience to help them empathize. They are given an "virtual" introduction to Antonio, which gives students insights into the life of refugees in Canada and around the world. Pupils recognize the underlying causes of population displancement and (hypothetically) act on them, and to analyze Canda's refugee asylum system from a position empathy for the refugees.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
No Friends but the Mountains: A Simulation on Kurdistan
Students read background information on the people of Kurdistan and explore the geographical, political and ethnic history of the region. They participate in a debate where they role-play various points of view in the conflict.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
High schoolers investigate, examine and explore the concept of migration, reasons for migration and interpret and represent population data dealing with migration. They become aware of the current issues concerning asylum seekers and refugees.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 4 Downloads
Letters From The Diaspora
Students investigate the concept of mass migration and conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create letters written from the perspective of a person who may have migrated during the time period.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Madeleine Albright: First Lady of State
Students explore how Madeleine Albright made history by becoming the first female American secretary of state. This tough, talented and determined woman has had an unusual life that has well prepared her for her job.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads