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Students use the internet to gather information about the solar system. They create a table organizing all of the data and a travel brochure for space. They also research the Apollo missions.
Explore significant events of the Korean War. High school learners conduct research of primary source materials from the war. They use their research findings to write reflective journal entries about the significant war events they study and then create a classroom wiki that includes articles the learners have written about the war.
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of art that uses contemporary symbols to address current social and political issues.
Fourth graders examine the experiences of four immigrant groups. In groups, they brainstorm a list of misconceptions of those groups and discuss if they are still present today. Using maps, they locate the countries of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba and research why they left their home country. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the music of the four countries.
Students examine the trait of courage. In this Declaration of Independence lesson, students discuss what it means to be courageous and identify the courageous acts the signers of the Declaration showed. Students research the contributions of other courageous Americans.
Students examine the US Declaration of Independence. They discuss the sacrifices involved in obtaining independence and explore the Civil War. In groups, students declare independence from something and write their own declaration and present it to the class. They devise a public relations campaign to advertise their day of declaration.
In this peace movement worksheet, students read about the peace movement that started in the 1960s. Students learn about the Black Panthers, the SDS, the Hippy Movement, Woodstock, and music/flower power. Students complete 4 activities for the worksheet.
Students discuss how a musician's message can influence society and government. They debate if political viewpoints should be publicized in music.
Middle schoolers examine photographs of memorials for veterans. They identify who is being honored and why. They research one hero they find interesting and create a memorial for them. They share their hero with the class.
Students examine photos of the Kent State University unrest of the 1970's and discuss what the photos represent. They complete a written assessment.
Students research five cities of their choice. They investigate the history, current economic standing, and two people who helped to influence the city in some way. They use the Internet to conduct their research.
High schoolers analyze the narrator's point of view as well as the historical perspective of songs and compare and contrast perspectives on changes in the American landscape identifying attitudes and reactions.
High schoolers examine different Supreme Court cases and discuss First Amendment rights.
Tenth graders work with a partner to locate and follow the directions of a webquest of their choice. Using the internet, they research their topic in depth and write a paper on their findings. They are assessed by the criteria on the rubric included with the lesson.
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents, including Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Order 9066. After an extended controversial issue discussion of the questions, individuals present their own stance through an argumentative essay supported by evidence drawn from the documents.
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
Invite your learners to consider how technological advancements and increased trade and travel have affected the development of our world community, and the drastic shifts in culture and lifestyle that have occurred as a result of globalization. Green discusses the benefits of this cultural phenomenon and specifically delves into the concept of free trade and governmental regulations, the history of industry, domestic and international production, and global access to diverse cultural histories and improved wages.
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron". In addition to offering writing prompts and discussion questions that are sure to spark interest and debate amongst your readers, you will also have the opportunity to preview video excerpts where editors of the anthology engage in high-level discourse and work to elicit meaning from the classic American text.
If you are previewing the film Glory for your young historians, this packet may help you spark ideas for discussion and offer some interesting facts and quotations that may add to your presentation of this Civil War narrative. It includes a few worksheets that learners can use to track character development and major themes, as well as a fact sheet regarding black soldiers in the war and the 54th regiment.