Students identify the cultural groups that they belong to or that they admire and the ways in which these cultural groups shape their thinking and beliefs. They complete "The Culture Tree" hand out and discuss it with other classmates.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 21 Downloads
A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The "Tree" Branches of Government
Introduce your learners to the three branches of government with a great collaborative group project. Class members work together to create a graphic organizer in the shape of a tree to inform others about the goals and principles of the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do I Feel That My Culture Is Misunderstood by Others?
Using video clips of young adults from around the world describing their cultures and how they can be misunderstood, learners compare their own cultural point of view to that of others through discussion and writing.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Kwakwaka'Wakw: A Study of a North Pacific Coast People and the Potlatch
Discover the cultural practices and unique value systems of a group of native peoples from Canada called the Kwakwaka'wakw. Your young historians will discuss how conceptions of wealth can vary and how these native people utilized...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Scopes Trial: 5 Day Lesson
Did Scopes violate the Butler Act? Why did so many Americans follow the Scopes trial? See analytical reading in action with a fantastic five-day lesson plan in which class members consider the historical context that provoked public...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable