Diversity: Our Strength, Our Challenge
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Students discuss important influences that have shaped their own cultural, religious, gender and social beliefs. They share personal experiences with prejudice. They create strategies to confront bias.
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Should Our Use of Paper or Plastic Bags be an Individual Choice or be Regulated by the Government?
Paper or plastic? Individual choice or government regulation? In this, the second of 24 resources devoted to building discussion skills, class members explore the question of whether the use of plastic bags should be individual choice or...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar
“So I’m going to have a copy of this play put in the cornerstone and the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us.” Our Town is used as the text in a Common Core exemplar that examines the dramatic and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Federalist Defense of Diversity: Extending the Sphere
How did early Americans ensure expansion while also securing the rights of citizens? Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, two of our early leaders, considered the problem of faction to be the "mortal disease" that created unstable...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Buggy Moral Code
Why do humans cheat? Under what conditions are we more or less likely to cheat? Listen as Dan Ariely reveals intriguing results of several of his studies on the cost-benefit analysis of cheating, and how these findings relate to such...
17 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Navigating Our Global Future
As we make great strides in technology in an increasingly globalized world, are we actually headed toward a century of eco-disaster and collapse? Listen as Ian Goldin, director of 21st Century School at Oxford, discusses the two...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event
Students read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History