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Circles of My Multicultural Self
Young scholars identify what they consider to be the most important dimensions of their own identity, and examine stereotypes.
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Literature Study of the Civil War Era
Learn more about the Civil War. Young scholars will choose a novel based on the Civil War to learn more about the viewpoints of that time period. They will then discuss the roles of the members of a Literature Circle and then participate...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Unit 8 Ordinary People-Extraordinary Impact, Lesson 2: The Six Pillars of character
Students read the handout, "The Six Pillars of Character Checklist." They work in groups to define each of the six pillars of character. They share their definitions with the class. Each group creates a pillar poster of one of the...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem
Are your high schoolers aware of the effect advertising can have on their self-image, self-esteem, and happiness? This lesson from the Media Awareness Network is aimed at increasing that awareness and mitigating any negative effects it...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Provide teenagers with the social skills they need to live happy lives with this collection of worksheets and activities. Covering a variety of topics from self-awareness and assertiveness, to stress management and problem solving, this...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Read and Infer: Emerson's "Self-Reliance"
The complete text of Ralph Waldo Emerson's manifesto "Self-Reliance" is accompanied by 9 excellent reflection questions. Encourage quadrant D-level thinking by challenging readers to infer, evaluate, and synthesize meaning from the text,...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Features of Culture
Explore the melting pot in your own classroom with a lesson that focuses on cultural beliefs, traditions, and traits. Middle and high schoolers examine the details of their own identified cultures before sharing them with peers, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Henna Hand Designs Art Lesson: Make a Unique Self-Portrait
Explore the art and cultural significance of henna hand designs. You engage the class by providing background information that describes who, what, where, when, and why henna designs are used. Then, the class uses the included templates...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History