Ask an Expert About Cuba
Young scholars research Cuba and Cuban culture, email a Cuban expert, and summarize information they learned.
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Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus")
Explore multiple perspectives through a jigsaw activity that will improve your pupils' understanding of the characters in Esperanza Rising as well as their understanding of strikes and human rights. Tapping into prior knowledge, and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who is the Expert? Exploring Credible Sources in Healthcare
How do you decide what sources are credible when researching online? Evaluate sources with a focus on researching health issues. After brainstorming common health concerns and how they would try to diagnose these problems, class members...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Documentary Film Screening
Watching documentaries is a good way to become well-informed about important issues. Middle and high schoolers organize a screening of a chosen documentary that describes current crises around the world, including homelessness, hunger,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action
Class members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fashion and Gender Roles
What do the fashions of an era say about the values and gender roles of that era? Expert groups examine primary source documents and fashion visuals of the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s and consider how these fashions reflect economic...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Change Adjectives into Adverbs
What do you need to turn an adjective into an adverb? Sometimes you need an -ly, but there are other endings. Ask your learners to change the endings of 29 adjectives in order to transform them into adverbs and complete the provided...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Spanish-American War: 3 Day Lesson
Why did the United States choose to invade Cuba in 1898? As part of a 3-day lesson, your young historians will first develop working hypotheses to answer this question, then work with a variety of historical primary source documents that...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Points of View: The United States, the Soviet Union & Cuba during the Missile Crisis
Students explore the events leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. For this history lesson, students examine and analyze historical data about the Cuban Missile Crisis then defend their personal opinion regarding it.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History