Brave New World
High schoolers view a video about the effects of World War II on the map of Europe. They discuss the video and answer questions. They work together to identify accomplishments that best represent American culture.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Characters
Delve into the world of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston with an in-depth activity about character development. Have kids discuss plot points and character relationships with several discussion questions, and then...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Incredible Journey: Exploring Brave New Worlds
Students, after reading the novel, Brave New World, research in depth topics like the production and consumption of Henry Ford, Pavlov's and Skinner's behavioral science work, as well as the existence of Utopian and dystopian societies....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Social Media Can Make History
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
16 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Post World War II U.S: Government Produced Climate of Fear: A Brave New World Prophecy?
Twelfth graders analyze and respond to images and metaphors in the song lyrics of "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall." They will compare the songs "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" and "Lord Randall" in terms of structure, tone and meaning. Students...
12th Visual & Performing Arts
How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Contributions of Female Explorers
Think of a few of the great explorers in world history. Are you thinking of any women? Chances are, probably not, and this will most likely be the case for many of your class members. But in many ways, female explorers may exemplify...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable