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New Review The Holocaust’s “Other Victims”
Your young historians will learn about non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust who were also targeted for being "different", such as Gypsies, African-Germans, Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, and political prisoners.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Not Getting the News about the Stamp Act
How did American colonists react to the Stamp Act of 1765? Your young historians will examine primary source material by reading excerpts from a transcription of the Pennsylvania Gazette and then identifying the sentiments expressed by colonists toward this tax.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction To The European Union
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
New Review Three Skeleton Key
Encourage your students to interact with the text as they read. While reading "Three Skeleton Key," class members note predictions, define words and study their meanings, take notes on how the suspense builds, and jot down ideas about the events of the story.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Story of Jack and the Bank Stalk
Students use Jack and the Beanstalk to explain economics and money. In this money lesson plan, students read the fairy tale and answer questions on the online website. They see how money is accepted as a medium of exchange and beans are not and complete activities.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
How To Do an AP Euro DBQ
Are your AP classes struggling with Document Based Questions? Nip their problems in the bud with this clear and comprehensive presentation, which compares a "dazzling DBQ" to a hamburger, outlining all of the layers therein. Additionally, slides provide questions to ask about a DBQ, as well as how to demonstrate POV/bias and how to reference a document within the essay.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in this slideshow will keep viewers' attention throughout your lecture on world history.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Who was Catherine of Aragon?
Talk about Tudor drama! High school historians explore the tragic life of Catherine of Aragon through an informational text, which is approximately seven paragraphs long. Four comprehension questions follow, three of which are recall questions.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
The History of the Holocaust From A Personal Perspective
Students research and identify how Holocaust events affected lives of real people who lived in Europe from 1933 through 1945 and after, and create original artwork, poetry, and essays that reflect understanding of Holocaust, and its causes and effects.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II: War, Ethics, Guernica, Precision Bombing
Pupils explore the history, rationale and ethics of civilian bombing in times of war. They consider war strategy, the laws and conventions of war and international implications.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and area bombing as well as atomic bombs.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Elsa the Lioness
Elsa is a lioness who was raised by humans in the 1950's. The Adamsons took her in after George Adamson reluctantly killed her mother. Elsa did return to the wild but maintained a very strong bond with the Adamsons until her death in 1961. This quiz asks biographical questions from Elsa's life and story.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The City Symphony- The Original Reality Show
Students discuss the purpose of city symphonies that were used in the past. In groups, they compare and contrast the social systems of a school and city to create their own city symphony video together. They also write what is known as a treatment in the present tense to introduce the characters and setting.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Students identify the art and style of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. In this art analysis lesson, students read about the life and art of Turner. Students study his paintings of keel men, his art style, and impasto technique. Students complete questions about two of his art pieces.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times
Eighth graders explore the religious themes in Medieval literature. In this Medieval literature lesson, 8th graders review textbook passages on the Middle Ages view transparencies of the topic. Students research the the Canterbury Tales and examine Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses.
8th English Language Arts