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Young scholars study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy instructional activity, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Young scholars collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Young scholars explore the concept of economic sanctions. In this population diversity and human rights lesson, students examine how the United States uses economic sanctions to support or prohibit international activities. Young scholars present their research findings about economic sanctions to their classmates.
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In this environmental lesson, your students will observe a topographical map of Iowa and identify where its most valuable resources are. They complete an Iowa name matching game and other activities based on the state's history.
Students write an argumentative research paper. In this refuting arguments activity, students read passages and identify argumentative elements. Students choose a local, national, or international issue as a subject for a research paper in which they use argumentative elements.
Students examine The Dalai Lama as a Nobel Laureate and research other men and women who have been recognized as peace advocates, as well. They compare and contrast The Dalai Lama's contributions to the world with the contributions of other Nobel Laureates. In groups, they report their ideas to the rest of the class.
Students recognize and re-create the political boundaries and physical features of the nation of Poland. They create three dimensional topographic maps of Poland. In addition, they compose two journal entries written in two different historical periods, relating basic information about each period.
Students are given extensive and intensive reading practice. They review language from the text and give freer speaking practice. Students read an amusing article about an aspect of religion, it should not be used to ridicule pilgrims, pilgrimages or religion in general.
Learners read and discuss people who made a difference in the times in which they lived. In this ESL lesson, students define and use new vocabulary, read and listen for specific information, discover character traits of inventors, and use the correct format for a bibliography.
Eighth graders investigate the qualities, characteristics, and skills that effective leaders possess. In this leadership qualities lesson plan, 8th graders research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders and assess the significance of their accomplishments. Students role play as their chosen leader.
Young scholars review virtues lived by the saints. They listen as the teacher describes the process by which a person is named a saint. Students generate a list of gifts and talents, and ways a person could use those talents in a positive, Christian way as well as in a negative way. Young scholars watch and discuss the video "Fishers of Men." They explore several websites to discover the variety of occupations and callings available within the church.
Learners illustrate examples of people who discerned and followed God's call for their lives, becoming saints. They recognize that God calls all of us to a vocation, but not all to the same vocation. They determine that regardless of our specific vocation, we are all called to be saints.
High schoolers participate in an activity about the death penalty. In groups, they research the history of corporal punishment and take notes on interesting facts. They identify and discuss the arguments for and against the use of it and develop their own position on the issue.