CLOTHING THEN AND NOW
Students interpret information from historical photographs. They record information gathered from the photographs on a matrix. They compare and contrast information from two matrices.
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“As the War Turns": Exploring the Drama of the Civil War
As part of their study of the American Civil War, class groups investigate Civil War casualties, medicine and disease, conscription, prisons, the life of a soldier, and Civil War spies. Then they script and perform a soap opera drama on...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civic Engagement and U.S. Immigration Policy
To conclude their study of immigration and human rights, class members create a civic engagement project centered on an issue of immigration and designed to influence US immigration policy. They examine examples of attempts to influence...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Could you live without your phone? What about cars, steel, or clothing? Class groups collaborate to produce presentations that argue that either the telephone, the gramophone, the automobile, the textile industry, or the steel industry...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Is Culture?
Introduce your class to the meaning of culture with this great collection of activities and materials. After reviewing quotes from young adults around the world, learners then construct metaphors describing culture and discuss the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Symbolism of Allegorical Art
Introduce learners to allegorical art with four bronze sculptures by Francesco Bertos. After modeling how to recognize bias and allegory in Bertos' Africa, class groups examine the other three sculptures in the series before creating...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Was the Internment of Japanese-Americans Constitutional?
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Industrial Economy
Delve into the nitty-gritty of American industrialization in the decades after the Civil War, a period which saw the introduction of a national currency, dramatic population and economic growth, and the birth of the first modern...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable