Back to the Future
Students work together to compare and contrast their family histories. They identify artifacts and place them in the correct time period. They write a paper about how the past strengthens the future.
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The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
Strengthen your high schoolers' writing with a series of steps for writing successfully. With sections on organizing an essay, choosing a topic, crafting a thesis statement, and revising a draft, the lesson encourages your class to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
EconMovies 6: Back to the Future (Nominal vs. Real, Unemployment, Inflation)
Here is a gem of a resource for you and your learners to learn about nominal vs. real GDP and the different types of unemployment using clips from the film Back to the Future. This engaging presenter reviews the goals of an economy, how...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Taking Stock in the Past for the Future
After reading and discussing an article reflecting on the Stock Market Crash of 1929 nearly a century later, learners are then divided into groups to analyze five articles from the week of October 28, 1929-November 1, 1929. They conclude...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thin Ice Encompassed by Increasing Fire: Conflict and Struggle for Human Rights in the Middle East
To gain a deeper understanding of the scope of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) groups examine a series of videos, articles, and images, to identify the human right's represented. They then research that right in the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How Science Fiction Can Help Predict the Future
Fortune tellers have their glass ball, futurists have their charts of trends, and science fiction writers have their imaginations. Which would you use to predict the future? See what this video has to say about predicting the future.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science
Why Do We Have Museums?
How did the tradition of collecting and displaying interesting items to the public begin? How have museums evolved over time? Offer your young historians a fascinating look into a cultural pastime we so often take for granted in the...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable