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Students examine the purpose of education.  In this schooling lesson, students read a letter from a child in Uzbekistan. Students compare and contrast their schooling to children around the world.
Young scholars examine an author's philosophical look at life through anecdotes he describes as a teacher in Uzbekistan. In this Uzbekistan lesson, students analyze a literary passage in order to identify, then practice using, similes, allegory, and other types of symbolism in writing. Studetns describe the climate and cultural aspects of life in Uzbekistan.
Young scholars discuss what they know about the regions where snow leopards live. They observe the worksheets to see if they can identify any of the mountain ranges and then use atlases to check and complete the country identification worksheet.
Students are introduced to the technique of suzani. Using a map, they locate Uzbekistan and trace some people's heritage back to Genghis Khan. Individually, they decorate their own replica suzani on recycled paper and present them to the class.
Pupils become more environmentally conscious. They see that it may be too late to "save" the Aral Sea, but there is still hope to prevent the ecological collapse of the Salton Sea.
Students explore and locate "The Stans" in Central Asia to create, write and illustrate maps, graphs and charts to organize geographic information. They analyze the historical and physical characteristics of Central Asia via graphic organizers.
Middle schoolers use different types of maps to examine the region of Asia. They examine how the region of Central Asia is defined. They develop their own scavenger hunt based on maps to complete the lesson.
Students address their questions, anxieties and other feelings about the changes in American society since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 and the subsequent reactions around the world.
Students consider the concept of 'human rights' in relation to the current conditions and history of East Timor and discuss the terms "human rights" and "force," applying their responses to specific historical examples.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Students explain the crisis in Sudan and are offered background and current information (as of August 2004) about the situation there. The lesson covers the current conflict between the people of Darfur and the Janjaweed militia.
Learners identify different types of marketplaces found in Asia. They discuss how the environment influences the production and sale of goods in the area. They also examine the topics of scarcity and economic value.
Young scholars consider indicators that mark a country's progress, examine how last year's State of the Union address has affected U.S. foreign policy, research issues deemed important in that speech, and create report cards assessing the country's progress.
Students examine the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. They analyze the role of religion and cultural identity in shaping governments. They also examine the United States foreign policy.
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
Nouns, Modifiers, Pronouns, and Linking Verbs are the focus of this very thorough, 77-slide presentation. There are dozens of examples for students to consider as the PowerPoint progresses. Excellent photographs and a strong interactive component are present. Most impressive!
Students examine political regimes of the 1900s. In this government structures lesson, students watch "Fighting 20th Century Tyranny," and discuss the Holocaust and communism. Students simulate mock interviews with the individuals in the video who lived under tyranny.
Young scholars explore the concept of human rights by examining the arresting of prominent Chinese dissidents who are members of the China Democratic Party. They develop and defend their own Bill of Human Rights and write a reflective essay.
Students, in groups, research the different areas that the 14th century Islamic traveler Ibn Battuta visited. They review some of the basics of Islam, and create posters illustrating what they have learned about Ibn Battut.
Students create a list of different types of cities in Asia and compare and analyze those cities. They identify characteristics of cities and analyze the influence of geography on urban development.