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This is a thorough instructional activity on Chinese history that includes readings from primary and secondary sources, guided reading questions, videos, and a take-home final assessment. While it indicates an audience from 9th through 12th grade, it may be more suited to advanced sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A very nicely constructed instructional activity, but it may no spark student interest due to the limited instructional strategies.
Ninth graders explore contemporary Korea, as well as pre-war Korea. They do this by reading One Thousand Chestnut Trees. After reading, they participate in classroom discussions about excerpts from the novel. They also research historical and cultural topics related to the novel.
Did you know that the world's first novel was written by a woman? Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, was published in 1021. Class members research Eastern and Western cultures in the 10th and 11th centuries, view modern adaptations of this classic of Japanese literature, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they compare a classic western novel to Murasaki Shikibu's story.
Students research a specific region and its trade history to develop information materials to share with other members on the class. They creatively represent physical elements of their research using objects, art, drawings, images, and maps to more effectively communicate the diversity of their region or continent.
Students compare and contrast the economic roles of women throughout history in the United States, India, and Israel. After examining pictures of women from various time periods, they share observations. They watch video clips and examine case studies of women from India and Israel and conclude by writing essays on the topic.
Tenth graders review the people, places, dates and events that are important in History. Using PowerPoint, they create a presentation with this information with questions to ask their classmates. They practice writing multi-tier questions and report their findings to the class as a whole.
This document provides useful information for a unit on democracy in China. While it does not include detailed activities, it does have a list of democratic principles, and important facts about China that facilitate understanding of its form of government. The desired outcome is developing an evidence-based hypothesis regarding China's likelihood of growing more democratic. Suggested instructional strategies include research, cooperative learning, and/or debate.
Explore Halloween! Your spooky learners view timelines and discuss the different names for Halloween. They discuss Halloween's cultural meaning and discover facts about the holiday. They then create an educational movie about Halloween using Kerpoof, free software online.