30 Day Journal
Students collect articles, political cartoons, photographs and other artifacts relating to a specific traumatic event, such as September 11th. They reflect on their artifacts in written journals.
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Studying History through Journal Keeping
Students read and write journals to relate to events of the past, in this case the Oregon Trail travels. They watch a video and read journal accounts dealing with the trip to the West as they attempt to keep a journal of what the trip...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Students research the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students watch the PBS video, "The Corps of Discovery." Students then conduct further research on the topic and create PowerPoint presentations that...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Understanding the Aboriginal Experience: A Study of Native American and Australian Aborigine History and Culture
Students explore the Native American and Australian Aboriginal history and culture. In this language arts instructional activity, students watch clips of the film Rabbit-Proof Fence then work in small groups to discuss and answer...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Study History through Journal Keeping
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Justice Is Blind, Colorblind That Is
It's so interesting to see kids respond to articles about education. To start the day, prompt learners to discuss the words colorblindness and diversity. Then, split your class in two and have one side read an article from 2007 and the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable