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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Becoming Us: Belonging

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Belonging module examines how the American ideal of shared identity has been challenged by fear and insecurity. The first of three case studies focus on the deportation of Mexican American citizens during the Great...
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Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his...
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Religion: Location, Diffusion, and Cultural Landscape

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Clear and well-organized presentations are hard to come by. Luckily, here you'll find excellent information of the location, diffusion, and cultural landscape of each of the world's seven major religions. A truly helpful resource for...
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Cultural Common Ground Gets Harder to Come By

For Students 7th - 8th
Fractured or fragmented? Are Americans at risk of losing a common culture? Has the seemingly infinite number of choices available to American media users created cultural divides or given people a chance to experience a wide variety of...
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Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped...
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Late Antique, Early Jewish and Christian Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Early Jewish and Christian art and architecture are featured in a 70-slide presentation designed for AP art history and humanities classes. In addition to the images, tenets of both religions, and maps of the regions are included.
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Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
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Diversity Quilt: A Lesson on Culture

For Teachers 10th - 11th
After brainstorming the various aspects of cultural identity, class members interview each other, examine video clips, and read stories to discover how these aspects reveal one's cultural identity. Individuals then craft a quilt square...
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AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism,...
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World Religions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Support your class members in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of cultures and perspectives around the globe with a project on world religions.
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Compare and Contrast Cultures

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Using informational text to make cross cultural comparisons is a great way to build a global understanding and comparative analysis skills. With several handy worksheets and a Venn diagram the class will read to make cross textual...
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Trade Spreads Indian Religions and Culture

For Teachers 11th - 12th
India's religion and cultural practices spread as trade and desire for their resources increased. Examine the shifts in Buddhism, Hinduism, and regional cultures that came with the spread of Indian trade. This presentation could be an...
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The Eyes Have It: Learning About Cultures Using Photos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students focus on determining what the characteristics of culture are. They look for these characteristics in a set of photos. They complete a worksheet imbedded in this plan.
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Folk and Popular Culture

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Good enough for a college class, this resources discusses multiple aspects pertaining to the issues with globalization and the differences between pop and folk culture. It defines major terminology, provides concrete examples, and...
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What Is Culture?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the complexity of culture with this rich and comprehensive lesson plan, which will prompt your learners to think critically and respectfully discuss our current definitions of culture, and how those definitions might evolve.
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Of Cultural Riches

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
In what ways do immigrant cultures influence American culture? Young historians explore cultural diffusion and diversity in the United States, and interview peers to discuss shared and unique cultural experiences.
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Islamic Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Did you know that the English word paradise comes from the Persian word pairidiz which means an enclosed park? This 76-slide PowerPoint introduces viewers to Islamic art, architecture, and religious beliefs. Designed to prepare learners...
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Religions of the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions,...
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Survival of Native American Culture

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students research the five tribes of the Iroquois Nation focusing on housing, food, clothing, transportation, religion, and language. They research using Internet sources and book mark sites for reuse.
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Storytelling and Folklore

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Stories are passed down orally in many cultures. Learn about the ways that storytelling can shape a society with a reading passage about Native American folklore and myths. After they finish reading, kids complete five reading...
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Cultural Diversity

For Teachers Higher Ed
Introducing the topic of cultural diversity and the social issues surrounding it, this presentation will get your students thinking about stereotypes involving race, gender, and sexual orientation. Affirmative action and positive and...
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Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus,...
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Cultural Research Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....