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42 resources with the keyterm american culture

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The Art of Choosing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is having more choices always a good thing? Sheena Iyengar offers a thought-provoking presentation on the American predisposition toward more choices. A presentation with engaging anecdotes and real-world examples: from a simple study on...
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American Flag History

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young historians explore US culture by investigating the US flag. They will use their textbooks, prior knowledge, and sources provided by the teacher to research the history of the American flag. They will design and create a trading...
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Culture Control

For Students 6th - 8th
In this fact and opinion instructional activity, students sharpen their reading skills as they read a 1 page article titled "Culture Control" and identify the facts and opinions in the piece. Students list 2 facts and 2 opinions about an...
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A Time Period in American History

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Researchers combine music, narration, photos, and text to form a presentation for their classmates about a time period in American History. Proper research and documentation techniques are emphasized. The lesson, created by Apple...
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Deep Roots of Ancient Greece

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate Greek contributions to modern America. In this ancient Greek influence instructional activity, students watch videos, listen to lectures, and conduct research regarding ancient Greek ideals in order to analyze and...
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Culture - Unit on Culture & Globalization

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the spread of American culture throughout the world. They read an article, discuss items made by foreign-owned companies, complete handouts, read and discuss a case study, and conduct a role-play about a U.S.-Canada...
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Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider what it means to be American in the eyes of people from other cultures. They complete worksheets, participate in discussions and identify why it is useful to explain one's own culture before examining another.
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What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean...
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A Look Through My Antonia's Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Thoroughly delve into My Antonia by Willa Cather with a plethora of activities. Engage scholars with videos and web sites in this week-long unit that explains the historical context and creates pioneers in the field of research. An...
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Oklahoma! The Cultural Myth of America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore cultural myths in America by collecting images and characteristics of stereotypical Americans. They read a primary source document, discussing the views of the author in class. Next, they compare the terms used to...
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Spanish/American Comparison

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students compare Spanish and American cultures. For this global studies lesson, students review what they have learned in a Spanish culture unit by writing compare and contrast essays about Spanish and American cultural aspects.
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Soap Operas

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine American culture through research on various soap opera websites. They access a soap opera website, participate in a chat group, evaluate the contents of the website, and write a summary of a character and plot.
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Culture of the 1970s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What was so cool about the 1970s? Pop Rocks for one! Have the class put on their bell bottom pants and check out the popular films, TV, social movements, fashion, and technology of the 1970s. Major events of the time, such as Watergate,...
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School for Santas

For Students 6th - 8th
Being able to read and recall is a very important skill. Why not have learners read about an American holiday phenomenon? They'll answer who, what, when, where, why, and how with regard to a New York Times article about a school for...
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Changing Ways of Life

For Students 8th - 11th
In this 20th century American history worksheet, students read "Changing Ways of Life," and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions about 1920's America.
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New York City: Passionate About Shakespeare

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore Shakespeare as part of American culture. In this Shakespearean culture instructional activity, students view video clips about modern theater.  Students read excerpts from Shakespearean plays and other commentaries.
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African Art and Personal Adornment

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars explore the concept of personal adornment. They view and compile a list examples and compare personal adornment in American culture to that in African culture.
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Pop Culture and Art

For Teachers 6th
Learn about American pop culture, art, and the social voice that art can convey. The class discusses the life and art of Barton Benes, views his piece Reliquarium, then discusses what they see and feel when they view his work. Make sure...
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Winter Lights

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate American culture by performing music together. In this holiday celebration lesson, 4th graders perform songs, dances and eat food related to winter holidays such as Christmas and Chanukah. Students create lists...
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Family Tales

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore culture by reading a story with their classmates. In this family history lesson, 6th graders read the story Juneteenth and discuss their own family history with the class. Students write a short story based upon...
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Education and Popular Culture

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 1920's American history worksheet, students read the provided pages about the evolving American culture during the decade and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the reading selection.
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Tall Tale Rollers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore American tall tales. In this tall tale lesson, students discover the six characteristics that are included in tall tales. Students survey their class to find each student's favorite tall tale character and organize the...
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Post-Modernism and Mass Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine the suggestion that the subjective experience of everyday life and sense of identity has changed in America in recent years. In this post-modernism and mass culture lesson, students engage in 4 multi-step exercises...
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Handshakes and Greetings in American Culture

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore the meanings of greetings used by friends, acquaintances, strangers and family. The explore the methods of shaking hands as a greeting and when it is appropriate to use this form of greeting.