Buddhism-Buddha Day: Dilemmas Discussion Frame
In this Buddhist belief learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer by identifying 5 everyday dilemmas, considering how they personally handle them, and comparing how Buddhists may deal with them.
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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies instructional activity. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Glory: Motion Picture Study Guide
This is an excellent resource for teachers to use for incorporating the motion picture Glory into the classroom! Breaking down the film into particular noteworthy and telling scenes, the guide offers important considerations for each...
7 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Intersecting Legacies of the Twin Towers and the Bamiyan Buddhas
Middle schoolers either remember or have heard of the attacks on the World Trade Center, but they may not know about its connection to the Bamiyan Buddhas, which were attacked exactly six months earlier. Explore the relationships between...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How do you create a classroom environment where hot button topics may be discussed in a respectful manner? As part of a series of lessons that focus on immigration issues, class members examine the rules for civil discussion before...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Social Security: 1 Day Lesson
Should the United States provide relief for those who are unemployed? Trace this question back to the Great Depression with your young historians, who will engage in careful reading of historical documents and classroom discussion to...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable