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Students 'train their eyes' on photography while building memories for their family by creating and laying out the design of a family photo album. They take family photos and write about their value.
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Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776
What were the conditions that led to the American Revolution? What are the conditions that lead to revolution in other times and places? Class members examine primary source materials and use evidence drawn from these documents to craft...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position
The only way that a heinous act of genocide can succeed is if citizens of surrounding groups and countries turn their backs on those suffering. A thorough language arts module addresses shared central ideas with three separate units,...
11th English Language Arts
One Thousand Chestnut Trees and Myung-Ja's Memory Book
Students read Mira Stout's One Thousand Chestnut Trees and complete activities for the text. In this novel analysis lesson plan, students read the story and complete a memory book project that includes a historical news article, a news...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
How We Make Memories
The final lecture in a 13-part Crash Course in psychology examines memory, the "chain that connects our past to our present." How the brain works and how we access short-term, long-term memory, and working memory, as well as remembering...
10 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Nikhil Chopra: Performing Memory
Film imitates life; that's what they say. Using performance theory to tie the lesson plan together, learners attempt to understand memory and daily rituals as seen in art, film, and life. They read two chapters from the book, watch the...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision: Interpreting History, Memory, and Identity
Cultural discourse can start through a variety of venues. Learners begin to think about how our minds, memories, and identities shape our attitudes toward culture and history. They analyze seven pieces from the Dongducheon art exhibit...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts