Building the American Dream
Students research the historic architecture of their town as well as regulations and restrictions on architecture and constructions in their own town. They discover ways in which architecture models particular ways of life.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Every Building Tells a Story
Examine images from past that depict buildings and towns from their own communities, and compare images with photographs taken at present locations, interview local architect and compare role of 19th Century architect to 21st Century...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Arkansas Architectural Styles
Young scholars investigate the various architectural styles of Arkansas. They read a handout, complete a worksheet, view images of architectural styles, and take photos and write descriptions of five style elements they observe in their...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
History of the World Trade Center
Why was New York's World Trade Center chosen as a target by terrorists? Class members use the provided links to investigate the history of the World Trade Center Plaza, including the lower Manhattan neighbors' initial reaction to the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: David Goldblatt: Structures and Normativity, looking at Photography
Art can be a vehicle for social change and cultural expression. Upper graders examine the art of photographer David Goldblatt, as it pertains to apartheid, South Africa, and the AIDS epidemic. Discussion questions and image links are...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lights, Sounds, Fabrics and Designs: Careers in the World of Design
High schoolers investigate the broad range of jobs that can be found in the world of design. Students explore sound design, language architecture, etc. High schoolers design a resource book and post it on a website for others to share.
9th - 12th English Language Arts