Education in Translation
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Young scholars reflect on their own language learning experience and interests. They research language learning and brainstorm ideas in preparation for creating brochures on language learning technology.
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Dharma and Duty
Trying to comprehend the values and beliefs of different cultures can be a challenge, especially when there are no words that adequately translate a concept into English. Dharam is such a word and such a concept. To gain insight into one...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Poet James Whitcomb Riley: Famous in His Own Day
An engaging biography of "Hoosier" poet James Whitcomb Riley serves as a springboard for study of his unique dialect-based verse. Several activities illuminate differences between spoken vernacular and formal language. Learners record...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Flooding in Canutillo
In 2006 there was a terrible storm that led to the flooding of the small town of Canutillo. Listen and watch as a young boy describes the causes and effects of this flood. This is a very interesting video because the boy interviews and...
4 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
How Do You Decide Where to Go in a Zombie Apocalypse
The world of zombies is a hot trend these days in the media and in the minds of adolescents. So why not use this craze to get your classes interested in geography? Though not an in-depth instructional video, this resource would be a...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Women's Rights and Marriage in Islam
Students describe the basic rights and obligations of women in Islam by analyzing the words of the basic sources (in translation) to understand their basis in Islamic law Students explain the spiritual, personal and social significance...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable