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St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa Contra Gentiles
In this online interactive philosophy instructional activity, students read Summa Contra Gentiles by St. Thomas Aquinas and respond to 9 short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Learners explore Italian Renaissance artwork. In this visual arts lesson, students examine "Madonna, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Saint Paul'" by Bernardo Daddi. Learners investigate the use of space, scale, and proportion in the work prior to researching the work of other Italian artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Socrates Prosecution: Just or Unjust
Practice making judgments and tracking claims and evidence with the materials included here. Class members read two included articles about the trial of Socrates, looking at both sides of the argument. They work in small groups to track the claims and evidence before participating in a whole-group discussion and composing essays in class on the topic.
5th - 8th Language Arts 81 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Changes in Medieval Society
In this Changes in Medieval Society learning exercise, students make notes about the results each of the nine changes or trends in medieval society made, then students tell about the contributions of four people to the intellectual life during this period.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 37 Downloads
Games of Strength, Endurance and Stamina
Students explore and discuss importance of strength, endurance, and stamina in Native American culture, practice skills such as back push, bench reach, muskox fight, one-and-two-foot high kick, and high kick stand, and monitor, improve, and set performance goals for themselves.
7th - 9th Physical Education 10 Views 34 Downloads
Dirty Air And Bright Lights
Students are asked to think about their use of electricity, particularly around the holidays, and how it affects their quality of life and the lives of all of us. They explore the issue by tracing the connections and discussing how and why we consider the consequences (near and far in time or space) in the decisions we make in our daily lives.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 1 Download
Games of Chance
Seventh graders define term stereotype and provide examples of stereotyping, discuss games of luck, chance, and strategy that are enjoyed by people of all cultures, and play two Aboriginal games, Hubbub and Moccasin, that require strategizing to achieve common goal.
7th Physical Education 4 Views 19 Downloads
Lacrosse Drills and Tourney
Students practice various lacrosse skills and examine the origin of the sport. Among the skills practiced are the cradle, scoop, and toss. Once they have completed a lacrosse rubric self evaluation, students participate in a round robin lacrosse tournament.
7th - 9th Physical Education 11 Views 35 Downloads
Humor, Philosophy, and Religion
Philosophy and religion are the topics of this presentation, though humor is what ties them together. Providing many examples of humor in different religions (Evangelism, Buddhism, Mormonism) and from different philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Kierkegaard), the slides detail how laughter connects humanity and is present in all parts of life.
Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
A Meeting Of Renaissance Minds
Seventh graders investigate the contributions of individuals during the Italian and Harlem Renaissance periods. In this Italian and Harlem Renaissance lesson, 7th graders research the two eras before writing a script. They write a script that develops a conversation between two significant persons of the era including details about the artistic, social, and political changes.
7th Language Arts 7 Views 75 Downloads
Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche and then respond to 12 short answer questions regarding the work. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
James: Present Dilemma in Philosophy, What Pragmatism Means
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read selections from William James's Present Dilemma in Philosophy and then respond to 10 multiple choice and short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Spain in Puerto Rico: The Early Settlements
Students participate in a lecture to discover the history of how Puerto Rico was changed after Spain discovered the island. In groups, they compare and contrast the conditions on the island before and after Columbus' discovery. To end the lesson, they research the architectural elements of Caparra and San Juan and describe the characteristics of the two cities.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
A Meeting Of Renaissance Minds
Seventh graders compare and contrast the Italian and Harlem Renaissance periods. Classmates examine the life of historical individuals and assess their contributions and impacts on the respective eras. Students role play individuals from each era, comparing their lives.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Understanding the Theoretical Basis for Civil Disobedience
Students analyze Henry David Thoreau's 'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' and Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." In this civil disobedience lesson, students read Thoreau's essay and answer 6 questions for the lesson. Students read Dr.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 10 Views 63 Downloads