17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Students examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures
Students explore the dynamics, the challenges, and the rewards of adjusting to a new culture through the reading of "Help! My Father is Coming" and "The Visit to Vijay's". In this social culture lesson, students carousel brainstorm about...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Fish Tales: William Merritt Chase's Still Life with Fish
Students investigate the anatomy of fish by observing a painting and listening to a fish story. In this oceanography lesson, students examine the themes of the painting Still Life with Fish by William Merritt Chase, and the story The...
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Figurative Language in Toni Morrison's "A Mercy"
In order to read and respond to Toni Morrison's A Mercy in this figurative-language activity, students discuss the differences between a literal and a figurative interpretation of a text. They explore figures of speech using a Visual...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
'European Exploration, Conquest, and Trade
Fifth graders examine the motives, progress and results of the European exploration and conquest of Asia, Africa and the West Indies from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They use maps to trace spice routes and research the role of spices...
5th Social Studies & History
What's in a Picture? An Introduction to Subject in the Visual Art
Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing s Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. Guidelines are described to help you smoothly lead them through the process....
7th - 12th Science
NoteTaking/Fact Cards on Native Cultures
Students examine the cultures of the indigenous people who inhabited the United States. In this Native American history lesson plan, students discover how to take notes that resemble fact card games. Students quiz one another on the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Play's the Thing: The Drama of Cyrano de Bergerac
Students practice dramatic 'living' through various drama activities. In this drama lesson, students define drama, view examples of dramatic elements in Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne, define characterization within the dramas, study the...
8th English Language Arts
Language Arts: Chasing Vermeer - A DaVinci Code for Children
Students read the mystery novel, Chasing Vermeer, research the artist and his works. Through observation of his works, they create their own pencil sketches of selected paintings. Finally, students simulate Vermeer's interiors with...
K - 12th English Language Arts
An Investigation into the Ideas that Defined a Generation of Artists in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain
Students analyze art from the Royal Academy of Arts and read Sir Joshua Reynolds Discourses on Art. In this art analysis lesson, students explore the training of artists and their roles in the art occupation. Students identify the...
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts