Cultural History Teacher Resources
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How Cultures Differ - Two Different Perspectives on the Same Even
6th - 12th
Students explore the effects of culture through the story Running by Peter Hessler. In this geography and cultural lesson plan, students act as newspaper reporters covering the story of the race. Students write newspaper articles as...
Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
1st - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
Lesson: Unmonumental: Fragmentation, Fragility, and Consumer Culture
9th - 12th
Looking at art is the first step to analyzing it. And, if you can analyze art, you can analyze anything. Kids examine several pop art pieces that represent consumerism in modern culture. They discuss multiple facets of each piece and...
Native American Culture and Traditions
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The history of the native tribes of North America is rich, powerful, and vital to understanding the history of our country. Take a look at these project ideas and lesson plans for teaching middle schoolers about Native American culture and traditions.
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
A rich series of activities introduces learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples: the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the...
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Culture and History
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A 13-minute audio guide begins the second lesson of a unit on Zora Neale Hurtson's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Once they have listened to the guide and read Chapter 1 of the novel, kids discuss the story as an example of oral...
Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project
1st - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...