Confronting Two Challenges-One Physical, One Intellectual
Students examine how the author confronted the challenges of a new language and a new culture. They examine how the author's penchant for running featured in his adjustment to the culture of Fuling and in his learning of the Chinese language.
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Is the world a fair and just place: Unit 1 Task 2 Day 4
Using supporting details to support a textual comparison is the focus of this activity. Sixth graders are randomly assigned one of two Civil Rights Era speeches, each group uses specific details from each speech to create a visual mural...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Two Worlds: An Economics Budgeting Project
What sort of challenges does a low income American face as compared with those who are more fortunate? This project allows learners to compare and contrast the budgeting process of both demographics, and to reflect on the real-world...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 2
Why are Torrey pines only found in La Jolla, California and on Santa Rosa Island? Class members examine images of Torrey pines from these two locations, noting the similarities and differences, and then develop a demonstration model that...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Five Themes of Geography
Help young scholars find their place in this world with this collection of geography materials. Whether they are writing down information in the flippable note-taking guide, or identifying the five themes of geography in sample postcard...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
First Hundred Days
A presidential term may be four years long, but the first 100 days can have a huge impact on the remaining 1,360. After viewing a video about the eventful beginning days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term, young historians work...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
4th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to John Locke's Two Treatises of Government
Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Confronting Two Challenges--One Physical, One Intellectual
Students examine the challenges of a new language and culture. In this cultural instructional activity, student read Running by Peter Hessler and discuss obstacles faced, including the language barrier. Students write an essay about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts