Social Sciences and Humanities Themes Teacher Resources
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Thin Ice Encompassed by Increasing Fire: Conflict and Struggle for Human Rights in the Middle East
To gain a deeper understanding of the scope of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) groups examine a series of videos, articles, and images, to identify the human right's represented. They then research that right in the...
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Internet of Things: IoT: Social Science Curriculum
Because they have been immersed in the digital world since birth, most young people don't spend a lot of time reflecting on the immediate or future impact of the Internet. Social science classes read about and watch a video on The...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The race to sequence the human genome
The world of genetics and DNA is much clearer than it was 25 years ago, in large part due to the success of the Human Genome Project. Watch a short, engaging video about the dueling organizations who raced to be the first to sequence the...
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Life-Size Printout: Adult, Modern Homo Sapiens
A set of printable skeletons will make a perfect addition to any class learning about life science. With life-size displays of both an adult and juvenile skeleton, the educational resource will engage young scientists as they learn about...
1st - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Observing the world around you depends on a lot more than your five senses. A short overview of David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding explains the ways sense perception influence the exchange of complex thought in the...
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition
Do you live a life of action or a life of contemplation? Hannah Arendt's 1958 publication The Human Condition addresses the philosophical components of human life, including the necessity of and relationships between work, labor, and...
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The lesson plan starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you give to...
5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people...
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable