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What basic rights are guaranteed to all Americans? Do citizens, legal aliens, illegal aliens, and minors all have the same rights? Should individuals all over the world enjoy the same rights? Class members read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of a unit study of the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Death of the Universe
We have all heard about the Big Bang and other theories about how the universe began, but how will it end? Cosmologists study dark matter and dark energy to try to figure out the answer to this mind-blowing question. This topic is a terrific addition to your lesson on the origin of the universe in your astronomy class.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Universal Themes Across Cultures
Have your class read the story "The Magic Lake," retold by Liana Romulo, from Filipino Children's Favorite Stories. Guide them to identify the problem, solution, and universal theme. They compare the theme of this story to the theme of "A Feast of Gold" from the same book.
4th Language Arts 23 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Your young historians will analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust and then incorporate the information they have gathered into an essay on the treatment of Jews and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is There a Center of the Universe?
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories evolve.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 19 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Think About Gravity
What goes up must come down, but there is more to the phenomenon than meets the eye! As it turns out, any two objects attract to each other. The formula for Newton's law of universal gravitation is introduced in the explanation. A touch of humor in this video makes it entertaining to most middle schoolers, so consider showing it in your earth science, astronomy, or physical science class.
5 mins 6th - 10th Science 29 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 rights, create collages about specific human rights, talk about rights and needs, and reflect on the lesson as a whole.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 well as solutions for their role-played issue.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Birth of the Universe, Part 4/4
One of our most helpful tools in understanding the universe is the Hubble Space Telescope. Part four concludes this series with a story about the issues and triumphs of the Hubble Space Telescope. The elements of the universe and where they came from is also covered in this comprehensive video series.
9 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Birth of the Universe, Part 3/4
Part three of this four-part series on the origins of the universe describes the radiation that can be heard in static radio signals and the other amazing remnants left today that were around at the time the universe was born. Stars, elements, building blocks of life, and the continuing timeline of the life of the universe are all covered in this clip.
9 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Study Jams! The Universe
Take your kids on a trip through the universe as they explore galaxies, solar systems, stars, and more. Watch the short video, then have learners show their knowledge with the included quiz. Supplement the video by having teams build a scale model of the solar system, write a story about a trip through the Milky Way, or research the life cycle of a star.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The True Science of Parallel Universes
There are three models, all unconfirmed, of the possibility of multiverses, or multiple parallel universes. Each are explained in detail, with supportive drawings and diagrams. This is a mind-boggling topic for your astrophysicists to ponder as an enrichment to their regularly programmed curriculum.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers will learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first lesson in this unit, the primary focus of the lesson is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices.
5th - 8th Language Arts 244 Views 518 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading: The Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As part of a group of lessons, your class will return to the primary text for this unit, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Key vocabulary as well as close reading strategies continue to be the focus skills; however, this lesson also covers identifying the main idea.
5th - 8th Language Arts 81 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Radius of Observable Universe
The concept of the universe can be incredibly complicated on a physical and mathematical level. Yet Salman Khan is able to explain ideas that lead to conclusions of universe size. He uses intriguing diagrams and presents information that should keep viewers interested.
17 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
A Universe Smaller than the Observable
The universe is much larger than we can imagine, and in many ways, much smaller than we can see. Sal explains how the universe itself may be smaller than the observable universe based on the theory of Cosmic Inflation. The video covers how fast light travels, as well as theoretical constructs that may be best suited for AP high school or higher education students.
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Are Gay Rights "Special"?
Inspire critical thinking with this activity, which prompts students to compare lesbian, gat, bisexual, and transgender rights with the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By collecting topical articles about LGBT rights, students examine which rights are being denied, demanded, or respected, leading to a discussion about what rights are truly protected throughout the world.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
WebQuest Solar System Colonization Project 2000
Sixth graders investigate the livability of different planets in the universe by researching and organizing information from a number of sources in this unit project. They decide on a location for a space station which they support in an multimedia presentation.
6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads