Alaska's Cultures: An Introduction to Culture
Students examine aspects of culture in relation to greetings, practices and customs.
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Risky Online Relationships
The Internet can be a place where both positive and negative interactions happen. Begin the discussion with a talk about positive and negative encounters before defining some related terms for your class. Next, ask your class to pretend...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review An Introduction to Emile Durkheim's Suicide
Suicide is one of the most tragic events in human existence, and it is also one of the least understandable phenomena in sociology. Emile Durkheim's 19th century work Suicide is the focus of a short analysis video that connects social...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Intro to Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Women in modern society are as close to equal rights as they have ever been, thanks to the efforts of early feminists like Mary Wollstonecraft. Her 1792 work, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, advocated for the equal education of...
3 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Gordon Allport’s The Nature of Prejudice
According to Gordon Allport, stereotypes are ingrained in the human brain as a way to reach quick conclusions. His 1979 text The Nature of Prejudice explains that people fill in the gaps of their knowledge with the clues around them,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable