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Ninth graders examine the relationship between energy and society. In groups, they define energy sources as renewable or conventional and research how each method contributes to the world's energy. They write about how the patterns of energy usage differ throughout the world. Using the internet, they research the organizations that address energy policies and develop their own policy to meet the needs of different societies.
Young scholars identify and interpret Spanish heritage, including the Mediterranean culture, language, history, trade, and migration. Following, they began an in-depth study of Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome and were able to make connections with the Spanish heritage and distant civilizations. Finally, students made the study of Current Events timelier by comparing present-day labor practices in third World countries.
Students view the Film American Made and view the experiences of a Sikh family in the Western part of America. In this life in America lesson, students explore the life of Americans who might by looks be thought to be terrorists. Students answer questions about the film. Students assess the clothing they are wearing and discuss traditional outfits from around the world sometimes worn in America.
Students view the video Exodus: History Writ Large. They review facts about Moses and his role in the story of Exodus. Students create a list of signifcant events in the life of Moses. They are explained that Moses and the story of Exodus have influenced oppressed peoples for thousands of years.
Students read and explore the historical evidence that supports the viewpoint that Islamic women have made significant and lasting contributions to Islamic Civilization. They read and analyze secondary and primary sources relevant to the topic. Students work in small groups to answer questions and then present data to the class. They respond to a document-based question related to the topic integrating from both secondary and primary sources.
Students study the feudal system of the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages lesson, students watch "The Feudal System at War". Students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture regarding the roles of monarchs, nobles, knights, and peasants. Students then write first- person narratives from their points of view.
Students collect and examine the oral histories of various Vietnam War participants and share the results of their historical research. They investigate the oral histories of one of the defined participants of the Vietnam Era. Students present to the class their participant's oral history.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Eighth graders examine artifacts from the prehistoric era. For this primary source analysis lesson, 8th graders examine images of artifacts provided on the Library of Congress website. Students then discuss how life changed between the Paleolithic era and the first settlements based on the observations about the artifacts.