East Asian Study Seminar
Students research and experience the culture of Zen Buddhism. They engage the practice of meditation by practicing themselves in a variety of contexts with different cultural readings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads
Languages as Reflection of Cultures and Civilizations: French Speaking Countries
Expand your class's vision of the French-speaking world by conducting this research project. Pupils focus on building 21st century skills while they look up information about a French country and put together presentations
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Looking at different cultures and how music from differing cultures changes movements, meaning and mood
Each of the three dance lessons included here will get your class moving. The first lesson allows learners to explore how music and movement differ in meaning depending on cultural context. Lesson two gives them an opportunity to create...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria
What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus,...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Trade Spreads Indian Religions and Culture
India's religion and cultural practices spread as trade and desire for their resources increased. Examine the shifts in Buddhism, Hinduism, and regional cultures that came with the spread of Indian trade. This presentation could be an...
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Storytelling and Culture
Students examine the cultural tradition of storytelling. For this storytelling lesson, students explore stories from 3 different cultures and evaluate the roles that storytelling plays in each of the cultures to pass on values and beliefs.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable