Connecting the Dots: Genographic's Markers in Context
Young scholars participate in a hands-on study of genetic markers. They consider what contextual factors help paint a clearer picture of human migration. Students research the migrations of people as far back as 60,000 BC.
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Analyzing Social Commentary in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continues to be one of the most frequently banned books. The satire and social commentary present challenges when using the book as a core text. Direct readers' attention to how Twain uses plot,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Day in the Life
We often see other countries depicted in movies, but getting a close look at a typical day in the life of a young person from another country isn't as common. Give your pupils such a look with a resource that helps class members explore,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Military Advisers in Vietnam: 1963
How did the beginning of the Vietnam War factor into the Cold War with the Soviet Union? As part of a study of American involvement in Vietnam, class members read a letter address to President Kennedy and his response in which he...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225
Does war hinder the growth of nation-states, or does it facilitate development? A video from Crash Course World History examines this question in the context of Latin America, particularly how the lack of international war in Central and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance Of The Frontier In American History
Is the modern American identity an outgrowth of European civilization, or is it a unique result of westward expansion? Frederick Jackson Turner's The Significance of the Frontier in American History raises an important question about the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Scopes Trial: 3 Day Lesson
Was the Scopes trial more complicated than a simple debate between evolutionists and creationists? As part of a structured academic controversy (SAC) activity, pupils consider multiple perspectives of the Butler Act and engage in close...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine
Provide a historical context for the political unrest between Russia and Ukraine that began in late 2013. Learners review their prior knowledge and chronicle new understandings with a KWL chart, watch a video explaining the Ukrainian...
3 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed