Childhood then and Now: A Comparison
Students, in groups, write down a list of the characteristics of nineteenth century childhood and compare them to their childhood experiences today.
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The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Days of Infamy
As part of a study of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center, class members reflect on how events can change the course of lives. Individuals then create a presentation that features a historical image, the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Persuasion as Text: Organizational, Grammatical, and Lexical Moves in Barbara Jordan’s All Together Now
A thorough lesson on persuasive writing takes middle schoolers through several activities, including group discussion, collaborative posters, and independent writing. They compare historical speeches and analyze the persuasive techniques...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Human Rights Defined
Class members continue their investigation of the factors that influence migration with a lesson on human rights. As they examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and selected US Constitutional Amendments, learners compare the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Canaan and Ancient Israel
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?
There are a lot of different ways a learner could respond to this New York Times article discussing the effects of modern culture on childhood. After reading the article, pupils construct a thoughtful blog post. The guiding questions...
7th - 10th English Language Arts