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Understanding the Aboriginal Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain awareness of Aboriginal people's history and culture.  For this diversity lesson, students watch the film Rabbit-Proof Fence and compare and contrast the Aboriginal people's experiences with those of Native Americans.  They...
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Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East

For Teachers 4th
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing,...
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My Home of North Dakota

For Teachers 4th
Discuss the people, history and geography of North Dakota using this resource. Learners use a variety of sources to do research on North Dakota and present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation. They answer questions involving...
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Let's Travel to South America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce young scholars to the wonders of South America. Each slide contains images and text relating basic facts about South American people, history, animals, and environment. This would be a good introduction to a new or upcoming...
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Stories Behind Pacific Northwest First Nations' Images

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate Canadian culture by examining mascots of the 2010 Olympics.  In this Canadian history instructional activity, students read a Vancouver Olympics guide to identify three Canadian mascots and their importance to the...
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Early American Tin Punch Ornament

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the types of materials early settlers used for their windows. Using everyday materials, they create tin punch ornaments using a cutout pattern. They share their ornaments with the class and research more of the natives...
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What is the Legacy of the New Deal?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading...
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
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Country: Afghanistan

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students conduct Internet research to discover the history, culture and religion of Afghanistan. They visit a student-created site that includes a quiz and word search.
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Korean Road Trip

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars research the geographical regions of Korea. They plan a hypothetical road trip that could be taken in the country. Students also write a study journal for the trip that records possible events that could take place.
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Pakistan: Country and Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the culture and history of Pakistan. In this Pakistan lesson, students compare their lives to the live of Pakistanis as they locate it geographically and research the lives of teens there. Students examine the culture of...
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Common People of the American Revolution

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the people of the American Revolution.  In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders participate in a simulation that explains the different people of this time. 
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Time: Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students build a timeline to enhance further understanding of historical sequence and explore simultaneous developments in ancient cultures. They investigate ancient cultures in Egypt, Israel, Greece, China, India and other cultures.
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Understanding the Aboriginal Experience: A Study of Native American and Australian Aborigine History and Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the Native American and Australian Aboriginal history and culture. In this language arts lesson, students watch clips of the film Rabbit-Proof Fence then work in small groups to discuss and answer questions. They will...
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Understanding the Aboriginal Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Aboriginal culture through reading and video. In this language arts lesson, students explore the plight of Aborigine children removed from their homes and placed in residential schools. Students watch video clips of...
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Cities Changing Through Time

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Groups of young historians work together to select one of five big cities of Colorado from back in the early 20th century. They view photographs of that city, and try to determine the correct chronological order the photographs were...
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The Alamo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the Battle of the Alamo in depth. In this research skills lesson, students visit the Alamo de Parras website to examine issues related to the battle that took place in 1836. Learners analyze comment strands on issues in...
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Economic Crisis in Argentina

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the history, people, and the economy of Argentina. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, answer discussion questions, and identify and read newspaper articles about local businesses that export goods to...
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Today We Encountered the White Man

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze and interpret artifacts and a timeline to get specific information.  In this timeline lesson plan students work in groups to research an Indian tribe and write an information piece of their research. 
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Discovery of America

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine the European conquest of North America. They participate in activities which allow them to discover the indigenous peoples of the region. They also place events in chrongological order.
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Developing Cultural Awareness through Mexican Folktales

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils explore the culture of Mexico through folktales. They identify cultural differences and similarities through the reading of folktales. Students create pocket books related to Mexican folklore. They read and discuss literary...
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Digging, Smelting and Forging: But Why in Pennsylvania

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the history of the iron industry in Pennsylvania. In this iron industry lesson, students learn about Israel Acrilius and his role in the iron industry. Students identify natural resources used in forging iron. Students...
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Taking it to the Streets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the concept of cultural diffusion. They give examples of cultural diffusion throughout history; e.g. the development of Cuban music and dance. Students explain how cultural diffusion impacts civilizations, past and...
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Voyage to the New World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the exploration of the New World. They write a descriptive account of the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans, analyze and label maps, plot Columbus's journey on a map, and write a chapter...

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