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Students explore architectural elements of ancient buildings. In groups, they research famous structures. Students write an opinion paper examining the debate over whether or not ancient monuments should be maintained or rebuilt after a disaster.
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Invite your young historians to learn about the fascinating story behind the Sepoy Rebellion in the 1850s, the important event that was a root cause for the British government's eventual control over the people of India. Learners read...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Shared Humanity
Ann Shin's award-winning documentary, My Enemy, My Brother introduces viewers to Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud, two child soldiers on opposite sides during the Iran-Iraq war. After viewing the film, class members are asked to reflect on...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Memories to Last: Observing Monuments
Students use scientific observation and inference to examine the Hazen Brigade Monument. In this observation lesson, students review the reasons for building monuments in society. Students then recall monuments they have seen and draw...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Resiliency Among the Salmon People
Is losing cultural traditions the cost of social progress, or should people make stronger efforts to preserve these traditions? High schoolers watch a short film about the native Yup'ik people in Alaska and how they handle the shifts in...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Here is resource that offers a great, organized approach to your unit on Mesopotamia and early civilizations! As learners study the topics in the unit, such as the Fertile Crescent, ancient Sumeria, the Assyrian and Persian Empires, and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Henry Ford, 1863-1947: He Revolutionized the Auto Industry
How did Henry Ford change the world? One word: automobile. After reading a two-page passage about Henry Ford's contributions to society with the invention of the automobile, readers respond to a series of 10 reading comprehension...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”
Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and...
10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Historic Overview of Ireland
Erin go bragh! Young historians fill out a note-taking guide as they view a presentation on the history of Ireland. Beginning with the early BC and AD eras, they discover the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the impact of the Vikings, and Easter...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Where US Politics Came From
After the passage of the United States Constitution, the founding fathers faced a difficult question: What kind of country should we be? How democratic should we be, and much free speech should we have? Discover the different visions...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making an Altar for the Day of the Dead
No El Dia de los Muertos—or the Day of the Dead—celebration is complete without a traditional altar. Follow descriptive instructions to build, and choose items and symbols from various lists to create an altar fit to honor loved ones...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History