Dancing Into History from Dance in America: Acts of Ardor: Two Dances by Paul Taylor
Students watch a video of a performance choreographed by Paul Taylor. They research the Great Depression and issues facing teenagers today. They create a dance that shows a historic period of the United States.
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Can It Happen in America?: Taking Social Action
Class members investigate the Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 9066, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the Indian Removal Act to gather information about not only the challenges encountered by diverse groups of Americans, but their...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Bingo For A Tale Of Two Cities
Play vocabulary bingo with your class. Here is a creative way to engage your pupils as they find the definitions to vocabulary words in the book A Tale of Two Cities. They put the vocabulary words on a bingo card and mark them off when...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Problematic Situations For A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Class members assume the role of one of the characters in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Writing as that character, they defend a decision he/she made. Groups then are presented with problematic situations that parallel those of...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
The Role of Citizens in a Participatory Democracy
Groups research participatory democracies and compare the role and rights of citizens in ancient history with those in recent U.S. history. Guided by a series of questions, individuals compose a persuasive essay in which they discuss the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy In America
Alexis de Tocqueville wanted to establish a successful democracy in France, so he turned to the newest example of democracy available in the early nineteenth century: the young American government. Learn more about the observations from...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the Impact of Words and Phrases in a Poem to Determine Two Characters' Relationship
What’s in a name? Or a word or phrase, for that matter? The syntax and diction of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Sonnet VII” offers an opportunity to examine how a particular word or phrase can reveal the relationship between two people. The...
6 mins 10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Love as a Two-way Street
Create an abundance of understanding, as your high school learners learn to analyze multiple love poems. Part one of this resource has learners define what love is, examine art that reflects the love between Robert and Elizabeth...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Scottsboro Boys and "To Kill a Mockingbird": Two Trials for the Common Core
Here's a must-have resource for anyone reading To Kill A Mockingbird or using Harper Lee's award-winning novel in a classroom. The packet contains Miss Hollace Ransdall's first-hand, factual account of the trials of the Scottsboro Boys,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed