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Students analyze and debate, through writing and discussion, the politics and ethics behind the ability of governors to grant clemency to inmates sentenced to the death penalty.
Learners read "Slavery's Past, Paved Over or Forgotten" from The New York Times and discuss as a class. This activity is the introduction for researching a topic on the history of slavery in the U.S. Student groups present their information at a teach-in.
What a great way to incorporate current social trends and a historical research project. The class completes to win the title of "American History Idol." They each choose a historical figure from a list of 100, research, evaluate informational text resources, and create a skit they will perform for the class. Each skit will be voted on and the winner receives an "American Historical Idol" t-shirt. Sounds like a blast.
After hearing the Passion, Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection, through an account of the gospel writer St. Mark students will comprehend the saving story of our Christian faith. They comprehend their language skills by writing and reflecting on the Easter story as authors commissioned by the Catholic Kids Press.
Lech Walesa, named in an article by Timothy Garton Ash as one of Time Magazine’s Most Important People of the Century, is the subject of a short reading passage used in a comprehension quiz. Readers must draw directly and indirectly from the passage, and access provided links, to correctly respond to the prompts. An answer key is provided.
Students are to discover ways in which to spark their interest in writing. As a class, they examine the purpose and function of political conventions. Individually, they role-play they are a page at a National convention and identify what they might gather from the politicians and politics in general. To end the activity, they examine the role of the secret service and share their opinions on the government in a written essay.
Twelfth graders investiage the status of women in contemporary Indonesian society and the business strategies of companies located there. They create a Web page that explains the effects of globalization on Indonesian women and shows solidarity with them.
A lot of learning objectives are included here! Discuss some related vocabulary words before reading President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech at the United Nations Day ceremony. Several activities accompany the speech including a graphic organizer and comprehension questions. 
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students will do during a scientific experiment of their own.
The issue of immigration can be difficult matter to present. This resource approaches the subject and presents learners with diverse perspectives that challenge citizens to take a stance on the issue and begin research. It provides a prompt for written exploration where they produce a newspaper article detailing the cause and effects that immigration brings to America. They can express their own observationsg within the article. The resource can be modified for creative writing prompts, or to introduce literature about the subject. 
Students develop English language skills in reading, writing and word pronunciation. In this ESL lesson plan, students complete several activities to improve their English language skills and to develop as independent learners.
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 study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Students collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
In this Greek mythology worksheet, students answer questions about Galileo and Aristotle. Students answer 25 multiple choice questions.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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 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. Students present their research findings about economic sanctions to their classmates.
High schoolers discuss historical examples of social injustice and identify perceived social injustices today. They share incidents in their lives when they confronted such experiences.

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