Great Moments in Communication
Students relate the development of the Internet to other great moments in communications history. They make an illustrated timeline of communication milestones and discuss which inventions had to happen in order for the Internet to exist.
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The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Provide teenagers with the social skills they need to live happy lives with this collection of worksheets and activities. Covering a variety of topics from self-awareness and assertiveness, to stress management and problem solving, this...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sensory “Star Spangled Banner”
Music can help us to access memories and events in a meaningful way, and Francis Scott Key used specific words to convey what he had seen and felt when writing what would become America's national anthem. Help your class connect to the...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945
Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-hop History
To take "the definitive portrait of that person in that moment" is the quest of photographer and hip-hop historian Jonathan Mannion. In this short video, Mannion details his dedication to his art and the process he goes through to catch...
6 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Student Opinion: When Did You Have a Great Conversation?
Conduct a classroom conversation about communication using this resource as a jumping-off point. For this The Learning Network activity, learners read an excerpt from The New York Times opinion piece, "The Flight From Conversation," and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Power of the Image -- Descriptive Writing and Images of Children and the Great Depression
Middle schoolers create a journal from the viewpoint of a child during the Great Depression. They view primary source images of children during the Great Depression. The images used are both photographs and cartoons. After viewing these...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Journal of Time: A Historical Perspective
Analyze the setting behind the Great Depression in California with Pam Munoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising. Middle schoolers assess the protagonist during her coming-of-age moments, while migrant workers manage the hardships of the era. Each...
6th - 8th English Language Arts