A Shared Past
Learners examine the Reconstruction efforts after the ending of the Civil War. Using predetermined questions, they answer them using the Internet and prior knowledge. They share their answers with the class and their justifications.
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What Can We Learn From the Past?
What would future archeologists learn from your scholars' personal belongings? Have them bring in a box of "primary sources" from their home. Discuss the difference between observations and inference, using some of your own items to...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Rwanda, Past and Present
Explore the deep and lasting impact of European colonialism on the African continent through the lens of the Rwandan nation. Class members will take part in an experiential activity as Hutus and Tutsis, analyzing the divisive conflict...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
My Guide to Current Events
Keep your youngsters abreast of current events with these activity worksheets! Or, consider what historical events throughout early American history would have looked like on a national newspaper? Your young historians will become...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophy - Montaigne
You can reach achievement with an ordinary, moral life without the proper education of past philosophy! So says Michel de Montaigne in a short analysis video that succinctly explains his views on academia, the virtue of a good life, and...
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Past, Present and Future of the Bubonic Plague
It may be startling to know that the same bacteria responsible for the Bubonic Plague in the mid-fourteenth century still exists today. But don't worry, this video examines the causes and effects of the Black Death, and why the disease...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Facing the Ghosts of Our Past
A reading of a New York Times review of the movie Beloved launches research into how the Civil War affected the lives of people living during this period. Creative thinkers select a person from an included list of historical figures and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Interpreting the Past; Assessing Its Impact on the Present
Even though the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt ended over 100 years ago, we can still learn something from his stances and policies that is applicable today. Class members first look over a list of prevalent political issues from the...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Is Telekinesis Real?
What a fascinating framework for learning about the scientific method! Learners discover the processes of scientists who have investigated telekinesis in the past, and discuss the need for proper lab conditions, experiment objectives,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable