Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students examine social groups and how inclusion and exclusion from groups can result in conflict and disrespect as they participate in a classroom activity.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The "Federal" in Federalism
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Royal Seal What Can It Tell Us?
Analyze the images and details of the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I, and discover clues that reveal how one of the greatest monarchs in the history of England wished to be seen and respected. This is a great way to discuss how even to...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bishop Carroll School's Retreat for Incoming Students: Focus on Belonging
This lesson is designed to be done at a full day retreat, but can be adapted for use within a school day setting, but needs about 240 minutes. Pupils participate in a variety of activities designed to encourage students to feel...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
I Belong, But Why Don't You?
Students explore discrimination. In this character development lesson, students identify groups and organizations to which they belong and the requirements that go with each group. Students discuss inclusion and exclusion and generate...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History