Students investigate historical conflicts that have made travel to certain regions of the world dangerous. They be asked to study areas of conflict in current events and keep a journal over the course of a month to see if situations improve.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Current Events Rubric
Here is a rubric that can be used for your next current event assignment. It details what should be included in each paragraph of the event description and analysis, as well as other requirements for work habits and presentation.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of World Conflicts: The Arms Bazaar - A Mystery
Students examine the arms dealing and arms trade. In this world conflict lesson, students participate in an activity that challenges students to make rules for weapons and consider the number of arms available in the world.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Current Events Scavenger Hunt
Students investigate the current events and how the media reports them. They interpret information and determine the likelihood of its accuracy. Sections strengthen geography skills while investigating portions of the world experiencing...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Tunisia and the Arab Spring
What types of countries embrace or deny freedom? Through a PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and analysis of political cartoons and news articles, your young historians will learn about the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Conflict & Cooperation
Considering such conflicts as the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan, what motivates nations to cooperate? Your class members will analyze past and current international events in order to understand the types of conditions and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed