Community & Architecture
Students investigate the Bamum people of Cameroon and the use of symbols in African societies. They read a handout, and design a palace using African symbols, presenting and describing their design to the class.
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My Community: Up Close & Personal
Help your young citizens explore their community in this thorough instructional activity. They research attributes of their neighborhood and collaborate to design a slide show that features the community. Individually, they design,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Built Environment-An Integrating Theme
Students observe, record, and present knowledge of their local built environment while conducting a walking tour of their community. They develop written and photo journals, drawings, time lines, graphs, and charts to engage in...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
T-shirts Build School & Community Pride
Students explore ways to promote community pride by creating t-shirts. In this community instructional activity, students utilize a digital camera to take photographs of their hometown and transfer them to a t-shirt. Students complete...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
It's Not Conjecture, Look! It's Architecture!
Students examine how architecture reflects historical time periods. They conduct research on the History Detectives website, complete a fact sheet, sequence photographs of different architectural styles, and create an illustration of a...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
US Mail Order and Catalog Homes in the Early Twentieth Century
Learners research mail order homes and their various styles of architecture. They investigate how architecture is symbolic of its time period. They look around their own communities by studying the various mail order houses located there.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts