Empathy through Masks
Pupils examine the situation in Rwanda. As a class, they identify the causes of ethnic conflict in the country and how scarcity can led to this type of conflict. They create a traditional African mask and share them with the class.
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Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Children in the Fields: The Life of the Hispanic Child Laborer During California's Agriculture Explosion
Fourth graders examine the agriculture explosion in California in the late 1800's to the early 1930's. They analyze primary source material putting themselves into the shoes of a child laborer. They also gain an understanding of...
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson plan. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight...
5th English Language Arts