High schoolers practice their geography skills. In this geography skills lesson plan, students locate, plot, and label places on maps and globes.
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections
Learners develop their geography skills as they analyze map projections. In this ethnocentrism lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to draw maps and then analyze the projections they created for...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Marshall Plan: The Vision of a Family of Nations
The European Recovery Act (aka the Marshall Plan) was designed to bring together and develop a spirit of cooperation among European nations after World War II. Class members examine the materials from the Marshall Plan exhibit and assess...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Britannia Rule the Waves
Could you determine longitude based on measuring time? Early explorers used a longitude clock to do just that. Scholars learn about early exploration and the importance of the invention of the clock. Then pupils build their own longitude...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Sun Compass of the Vikings
Evidence shows the Vikings likely navigated by using a simple sundial to find their course. Videos, a short story, and discussion help bring this time period to life as they study European history with a hands-on experiment. Scholars...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan – Impact Study: Where Is Spanish Spoken?
How well-versed are your pupils in geography? This Spanish lesson focuses on Spanish-speaking countries. Spanish language learners take a pre-test to see what they already know, work with small groups to come up with acronyms or...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed