An Outsider's View of Us: Misperception or Ethnocentricity?
Young scholars examine their culture along with other's throughout the world. They discover how their own culture can be ethnocentric and how other cultures view us. They identify misconceptions of other cultures as well.
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Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Lesson Before Dying: Narrative and Point of View
How can a character's point of view influence the way a story is told? Explore the intricacies of narrative with the third lesson in a unit about A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. In a discussion about Grant Wiggins and his...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Film Language and Elements of Style
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Historical Perspectives: Coming Home from War
What do the homecoming experiences of soldiers who fought in WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan reveal about the politics and culture of the US during the time period of each war? Young historians view The Way We Get By, which tells...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
How Do US Supreme Court Justices Get Appointed?
Nomination, approval, and appointment—these are the three major steps in becoming a Supreme Court justice. But the process is much more meticulous than that. View a video that explains the rigorous process a person must endure before...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Presidential Birth Requirement
Every president of the United States must be a natural-born citizen, but the definition of natural-born is not as straightforward as it seems. Secondary scholars examine two points of view surrounding the constitutional requirement and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Critters R Us or Crime Scene Critters
Students identify nocturnal animals in their local area. Using the internet, they view animal tracks to determine which ones might be in around their school. In groups, they examine outside areas and record their observations. They...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Anne Frank: 'Everything Changed For Us'
Students discuss the rights that we take for granted, comparing them to the rights lost by the Jews under Hitler. They determine the types of discrimination that led to more acute persecution and explain the impact of majorities and...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History