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Seventh graders explore the role of women. They contrast their empowerment from Confederation until 1920. They compare that to the role and empowerment of women in today's society through their own experiences, media, and music.
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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
Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rights of Women in the United States
Kids research gender roles as depicted in textbooks, fairy tales, magazine articles, ads, and films to identify stereotypes presented in the media. They then consider how these stereotypes might influence and limit kids.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens Across the Nation
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Rabbit-Proof Fence
Lead discussion and thoughtful analysis as pupils view Rabbit Proof Fence, a drama based on true story about three aboriginal girls who ran away from Western Australia to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. Here you'll find...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. After learners read the novel, they...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Extra extra, read all about record levels of civic duty and social responsibility! Here is a handout featuring USA Today news articles on recent surging volunteer rates, such as among college freshmen, celebrity activists, or in the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable