Challenges in Changing the Face of a City
Students examine a video in which people want to change the city of Oakland, California. They decide on the best course of action.
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The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"
As the inventor of one of the most iconic inventions of our time, Henry Ford was afraid of the changes his creation would spark in the American people and the way the current transportation system would be affected. Read an article...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Collapsing City Skyline
Have your high schoolers learn about the modern history of Myanmar by close-reading an article about the city and people of the city Yangon. As they'll learn, the country is going through some dramatic transitions. After reading the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review How The Toilet Changed History
In 2017, one in every three people still don't have access to a toilet. As part of a playlist on biology, an interesting video explains this global health topic. It describes society before toilets, disease research throughout history,...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Great City-states of the Renaissance
Acting as journalists on a team to determine the most influential city-state of Renaissance Italy, your young historians will research, discuss, and compare the rise of Venice, Florence, and Genoa, and their influence in shaping a...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Sixties: Dylan Plugs in and Sells Out
Before Woodstock, there was Newport. Get plugged in to the social changes of the 1960s with a instructional activity that looks at Bob Dylan's performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival as a symbol of the radical changes that marked...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed