Social Sciences and Humanities Themes Teacher Resources
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Human Rights in the US
Introduce your class to human rights and ask them to consider big questions about being human. Small groups create characters and represent their characters on large paper with images and words. After a discussion, they define human...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Internet of Things: IoT: Social Science Curriculum
Because they have been immersed in the digital world since birth, most young people don't spend a lot of time reflecting on the immediate or future impact of the Internet. It's a high-interest topic which makes this resource all the more...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The People Behind the Statistics
Invite your class to experience human rights situations first hand. Following an introduction to human rights, class members read statements and categorize them as a whole class. They then work in small groups to prepare a role play as...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Life-Size Printout: Adult, Modern Homo Sapiens
This set of printable skeletons will make a perfect addition to any class learning about life science. Including life-size displays of both an adult and juvenile skeleton, this resource will engage young scientists as they learn about...
1st - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Migration Activities for Kids
For as long as there has been life on earth, animals, including humans, have used migration as a means of survival. This collection of activities supports young scientists as they learn about this behavioral adaptation, encouraging them...
K - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The lesson starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you give to them. The...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How a Wound Heals Itself
Did you know that the biggest organ in the human body isn't the brain, the liver, or even the lungs? It's the skin. Follow along with this short video as it explores the structure of human skin and its amazing ability to regenerate itself.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Human Nature: Good or Evil?
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts