European Capital of Culture 2008
Students explore the meaning of culture. They read and discuss news stories concerning cultural cities. Students design and create a campaign poster and text that demonstrates why a particular city should be known as a place of culture.
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Exploring European Countries
Your class members will each explore a European country of their choice and report back to the class using a creative PowerPoint or Prezi. They will not only include a basic introduction to the country, but also what they discovered...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How does cultural diversity impact political identity? That is the question researchers face as they continue their examination of the European Union and the programs it has developed in its attempt to achieve unity in diversity. To gain...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Clash of Cultures: Cortes Conquers Moctezuma and the Aztecs
Focus on the main idea of an informational reading article about the conflict between Aztec and European cultures, and the eventual collapse of the native Latin American cultures. After class members read the passage, they answer four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Bhabha’s The Location of Culture
Is there any such thing as a culture without some degree of hybridization? Homi K. Bhabha maintains that all cultures, particularly post-colonial, experience cultural hybridity that reflect in an individual's personal identity. Learn...
4 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227
When your class thinks of medieval history, they probably think of European castles and knights. But they may not know that the Heian period in Japan, which coincided with the Middle Ages in Europe, saw a significant development in...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations
In 1996, Samuel Huntington predicted that in a post-Cold War world, the primary source of conflict would be due to cultural and religious differences, rather than ideological ones. Introduce The Clash of Civilizations with a short,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable