A Panel of Survivors
Students role-play real-life survivors in a panel discussion. They read a mini-biography about a survivor.
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Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Heroes Among Us
A hero is not always dressed in uniform. Here, scholars gain insight into traits of heroism through images and a survivor's story about the heroic actions his colleagues took to save him from the September 11th terrorist attacks. With...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Survival Comprehension Stories: The Titanic
Learners read informational text about the Titanic, then answer two fill-in-the-blank questions based on information found in the text. They add the suffix less or the prefix un to six words from the story to create antonyms. Then, they...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Twilight Zone: The Old Man in the Cave
Students watch an episode of The Twilight Zone and discuss how technology has changed mankind's ability to destroy. They make a chart that shows the changes over the past fifty years, and discuss which technologies currently in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Sensing a Different Way
Problem solving and creative thinking are top priority in an interesting instructional activity. Learners explore how they can think creatively to use four common objects in three different ways, they discuss senses and using senses...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts