Students think about what it was like when audiences flocked to movies that simply showed glimpses of everyday life. They make a film n the style of the earliest cinema, when moving pictures were just that -- moving images of everyday life.
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Barnyard Protest: Cows, Chickens & Fundamental Freedoms
Here is an ambitious and engaging lesson that should help elementary schoolers begin to develop a basic understanding of human rights. Pupils are asked to think about their own rights, the rights of others, and how an individual's voice...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Heroes Among Us
A hero is not always dressed in uniform. Here, scholars gain insight into traits of heroism through images and a survivor's story about the heroic actions his colleagues took to save him from the September 11th terrorist attacks. With...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
If citizens are living abroad, can their children still be considered citizens? How long does citizenship last for someone who has been permitted to work in the country? Here is a fun online interactive game that will help your learners...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Travel Brochure Project
Designing a travel brochure is a classic project that will help your class members develop a variety of skills, such as researching informational texts, designing creative visual products, and communicating what you have learned.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Argentina: Explore Latin America
This is a really neat instructional activity! Kids click on each of the provided links to answer each of 11 questions. They'll discover geographical, demographic, environmental, and cultural facts about Latin America. They'll even learn...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Help Lincoln Get to the White House
Though Abraham Lincoln rose to prominence in the White House, he began his life in an Indiana log cabin. Young Lincoln historians discover notable facts about the sixteenth president of the United States in a timeline interactive that...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable