A Tough Act to Re-enact
This A Tough Act to Re-enact lesson plan also includes:
- Join to access all included materials
Students discover the significance of various historical events. Using the information they find, groups re-enact these events, stressing their importance to history and our lives today.
15 Views 30 Downloads
Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to Sue Monk Kidd's: The Secret Life of Bees
A 12-page teacher's guide to Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees provides the discussion questions and activities that lead readers to understand not only Lily's fears, but her reasons behind them.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Matilda - Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake
After reading the 11th chapter in Matilda, class members take on the role of Bruce Bogtrotter and re-enact the cake eating scene. Here's the catch: they must come-up with an impromptu re-enactment of the scene from the story, and use...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Federal Policy and Immigration
How is federal policy established? To gain insight into this complex and often messy process, class members read an article that uses information on attempts to establish public policy in immigration to illustrate the role proposed...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Recognize a Dystopia
Viewers need not be fans of dystopian literature to be engaged by a short video that traces the development of the genre from Plato to the present. Gulliver's Travels, The Time Machine, The Iron Heel, Brave New World, Animal Farm, and We...
6 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
History vs. Andrew Jackson
What would happen if the values and decisions of the past were put on trial today? Watch as the answer unfolds in a clever cartoon drama centering on the presidency of Andrew Jackson. A great way of opening the door to multiple points of...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History