Assembling a Story
Students observe, discuss, and interpret Radcliffe Bailey's work, By the River. They create personal narratives of people who came to the U.S. during the 18th or 19th century.
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The Deadly Picnic: A Lab on Deductive Reasoning
Whodunnit? Find out who killed Mr. Brooks through a logical examination of evidence. Class members fill out a couple of data tables to help them pin down the suspect. After they've figured out just who the culprit is, pupils compose...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
The US Financial System
Here is a very unique activity in which learners simulate operations of a fractional reserve banking system, ultimately gaining a better understanding of how banks work and process money creation through lending. It includes a Story of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Assembling Personal Narrative
The art of Santiago Bose is analyzed by budding artists. They fully examine a piece of art, making note of the various techniques and choices the artist made to express his ideas. They look for evidence that shows how Bose felt about...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"An American Story"--The Responsibility of Citizenship
Students describe the importance of being a responsible citizen. In this philanthropic actions lesson, students view "An American Story" and identify examples from the movie. Students discuss and recognize philanthropic behaviors in the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts