Anna and the King: The Real Story of Anna Leonowens
Students explore the true life of Anna Leonowens and how the mythic story of her relationship with the King of Siam evolved. They explore the systems of nineteenth century colonization as well as twentieth century political ideology.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 21 Downloads
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Migrations: Dance Stories about the Journeys of People
Bring social studies to life! This interdisciplinary lesson has young writers tell the story of the migration of diverse groups of people to the United States. Pupils view the work of selected choreographers and discuss how dance often...
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
After reading the article "Kings Dream Everyday," class members conduct a Socratic seminar discussion of Martin Luther King,s contributions to the civil rights movement. They then read and respond to a passage from Michael Eric Dyson's...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence
Using the book, Martin's Big Words, learners will discover the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vocabulary is identified throughout the story by using several his famous protest speeches as examples. Class discussions on racism, during...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
New Review The Age of Exploration
Christopher Columbus did not have a lot of evidence to prove that he was in India, but language arts pupils have plenty of evidence to prove that he wasn't. Delve into the world of European exploration with a reading activity about...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
"A time comes when silence is betrayal." As part of a study of the Vietnam War, class members examine Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 4, 1967, "A Time to Break Silence" speech to the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam group.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed