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Cultural Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does cultural diversity impact political identity? That is the question researchers face as they continue their examination of the European Union and the programs it has developed in its attempt to achieve unity in diversity. To gain...
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"Scottsboro Boys": A Trial Which Defined an Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource. Whether your focus is racism, the Great Depression, the "Scottsboro Boys" trial, or part of a reading of To Kill A Mockingbird, the information contained in the seven-page packet will save hours of research...
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Energy Sustainability in the Klamath Basin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers research the hydroelectric plant removal project that is underway on the Klamath River. They consider the replacement of hydroelectric dams with geothermal power plants and form an argument based on their viewpoints. Since...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...
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Using Poetry As Inspiration for Composition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A reading of Robert Frost’s "The Road Not Taken" launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meters of a poem and a melody. After identifying the number of beats in each line of the poem, young musicians use...
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Liberty and Security in Contemporary China

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Upper graders consider contemporary Chinese economics, political viewpoints, and government. This unit covers a span of several class periods or six days, and engages learners in a variety of skills based activities. They conduct...
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Analyzing Literary Figures: Analyzing Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The author study gets an update in a research project designed for high schoolers. Scholars search for information about literary figures that connects them to their times, their works, their themes, and other writers. Researchers also...
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Teacher’s Guide: The Diary of a Young Girl The Definitive Edition By Anne Frank

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A line from Anne Frank's diary reads, "What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again." Indeed, that is the hope for scholars who study her diary. The 19-page guide to the Definitive Edition of The Diary of a Young...
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The Physicist's War: Dr. Herman Branson and the Scientific Training of African Americans during World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The mobilization of soldiers for World War II resulted in a worker shortage in the defense industries, especially in the fields of physics and other sciences. The Engineering, Science, and Management War Training program (ESMWT) was...
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News Goggles: Covering a Newsworthy Trial

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
The trial of Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, is the focus of a lesson that asks pupils to compare how local, nationial, and international news organizations reported the testimony of...
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A Teacher's Guide to 1776 by David McCullough

For Teachers 9th - 12th
David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 1776, is the focus of a 28-page teacher's guide. The guide includes pre-reading questions, background information about key British and American figures, and chapter-by-chapter lessons.
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Classroom Activities for The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An 11-page packet includes three activities to engage pupils in reading Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth. To understand the historical context, class members research a list of topics related to Chinese history and culture. They then...
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Curriculum Guide to: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A Tale of Two Cities is the core text for five lessons in a Curriculum Guide for Charles Dickens' famous novel. To begin, scholars examine Dickens' use of anaphora in the first line of the novel. Next, they compare the point of view in a...
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Teach This Poem: "Black Laws" by Roger Reeves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After investigating the Black Lives Matter movement, class members do a close read of Roger Reeves' "Black Laws." They write down words and phrases that rhyme, consider the kinds of rhymes used and their function in the poem. Scholars...
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Sports Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What to do and what not to do when training and playing sports. That is the focus of two activities designed for teens. In the first activity, individuals read research about factors that contribute to safe sport participation and share...
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Should 12-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Vote? | America From Scratch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"The America From Scratch" series asks viewers to consider what they would change about the United States government if the Constitution were to redrafted, drawn again from scratch. In this episode, the narrator questions adults and...
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Beyond a Two-Party System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young political scientists go beyond the two-party system and research third-party candidates running in the 2020 US Presidential election. Groups present background information about the candidate, the party's platform points, and a...
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How Does Chemotherapy Work?

For Students 6th - 12th
Who would imagine that the use of mustard gas during World War I would lead to the discovery of chemotherapy? Learn more about how an investigation into this terrible weapon of war leads to the development of this modern cancer treatment.
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The Road to Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Scholars each research a different entry on the included suffrage timeline that lead to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Using a minimum of three sources, investigators add what they have learned to a combined class Suffrage...
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Class members use primary source documents to research the tragedy and how it lead to the creation of labor unions and new labor laws. As an exit...
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Tea Overboard

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
While less well known than the event in Boston, the Yorktown Tea Party was equally decisive in turning community sentiment against Great Britain. To gain an understanding of why the colonists objected to the Tea Act, young historians...
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Life of a Private Lesson Plan

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
In order to understand the challenges the Continental Army faced during the American Revolution, class members analyze primary source materials including a soldier's journal and an officer's letter, and watch a short reenactment video.
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Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Continue to Support the King?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Not all colonials supported the American Revolution. A resource from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ask young historians to investigate the reasons why some colonial Virginians were loyalist and continued to support King...
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How One Journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers Accountable

For Students 6th - 12th
A short video on Ida B. Wells introduces viewers to the work of this fearless investigative journalist whose articles about lynchings focused the country's attention on countless murders of African Americans.