A Woman's Worth
Students consider what they already know about the role of women in various countries and professions, and prepare for the creation of a documentary highlighting the way traditional roles of women are changing in a variety of countries.
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Greek Mythology Activities
Find all you'll need for a comprehensive, engaging unit on Greek mythology here! This resource is packed with worksheets and activities on everything from how to write a myth and the roles and symbols of the major Greek gods to oracles,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
China's One-Child Policy: Is it Working and is it Worth it?
Build up to a persuasive essay with a small-group discussion. Class members take one day to prepare, reading and categorizing pieces of evidence for the pro and con side of the argument. On the second day, groups of four discuss the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Women of the California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush was not just an opportunity for the male gold miners sifting for shiny nuggets. Small groups read accounts of the ways women took advantage of the influx of workers to run hotels, bake pies, and wading out into...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Code of Hammurabi
With this well-organized learning exercise, your young historians will analyze a variety of excerpts from Hammurabi's code, determine central themes and concepts of the document, and draw connections between Hammurabi's form of...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Introduce your high schoolers to one of the most important pieces of American literature with a reading comprehension lesson. As class members read a short passage from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, they learn about the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Applying the SOAPS Method of Analyzing Historical Documents
Young historians use the SOAPS (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject) method of questioning to determine the historical value of primary source documents. The third in a series of five lessons that model for learners how...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
How do a person's musical preferences influence the way they compose music of their own? Learners analyze the sound and lyrics of Alicia Keys in relation to musicians that came before. Jazz, blues, and soul music from the past are shown...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
U.S. Penny to Get Four New Designs
Students look at U.S. currency and read about plans to change the back of U.S. pennies. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces a news article with a discussion of money and a vocabulary activity, then students read the...
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History
Student Opinion: How Far Would You Go for Fashion?
Is being uncomfortable worth it if you look good? Inspire discussion about fashion and culture with a brief New York Times article about painful fashion. Whether used as a persuasive essay prompt or as a discussion starter, class members...
7th - 12th English Language Arts