Read selections from recommended autobiographies, poetry and short stories. Interview family members to collect material useful for constructing a family tree or other types of family history.
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Songwriting Skill - Finding Your Voice: Demi Lovato - “This Is Me (Gotta Find You)”
Similar to the previous instructional activity in a series on songwriting, this resource focuses on how to find and develop a personal voice in lyrics. Class members examine Demi Lovato's "This is Me (Gotta Find You)" and note lyrics...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy
Discover how Thomas Jefferson's vision for a smaller and limited government motivated major events in United States history, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the embargo of 1807. While the video is packed with information, it does...
13 mins 9th - 12th 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
Great Minds: Benjamin Franklin, Founding Nerd
Did Benjamin Franklin really fly a kite to discover electricity? Answers this question and many others with a video that discusses Franklin and his contributions to science. There isn't time to cover all of his inventions and...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
Walk your learners through the progression of the Crusades, discovering the political and religious motivations along the way, learning about such famous figures as Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and considering the real historical...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable