Students compare their preconceptions of Native American movement with their current perceptions. They identify why they have changed. Students conclude with a final reflection addressing how they define the Native American experience in history.
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Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Global News: The Changing Face of Reading
A current and engaging informational text with some superb scaffolding activities, this six paragraph article discusses the release of the iPad from Apple, eBooks, and the history of reading and writing materials. After reading the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Cartoons for the Classroom: Politics of Change
Empty rhetoric in Washington timelessly inspires political cartoons. Examine this concept through an analysis handout, which features a cartoon by Pat Oliphant (archived work is linked for possible extension activities). Although this...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Change in Demand vs Change in Quantity Demanded
Introduce your young economists to the completely distinct concepts of change in demand versus change in quantity demanded. Like having a personal economics instructor in your own home, Mr. Clifford guides students through this key...
2 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Polling and Public Opinion
Most people are eager to offer their opinions about topics of interest, but what's the most effective way to collect and assess these opinions as a matter of fact? High schoolers learn about the history of polling, as well as the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Supporting Opinions: Handling the End of a Friendship
Four thought-provoking questions encourage readers to develop and support their opinions about strategies to end a friendship after exploring excerpts from a New York Times article. The reading is brief so this could be a lead-in to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts
Political Issues and Opinions
The emergent adults in your US Government class can become informed, self-aware voters. This activity enables them to form an opinion about particular political issues then identify themselves on the political spectrum. Informed and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 12: Opinion Poll Data and Vocabulary Test
Twelfth graders explore data they collect about judicial restraint and judicial activism. In this public policy instructional activity, 12th graders use their opinion poll results from a prior instructional activity to write articles...
12th Social Studies & History