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Great Thinkers and Accomplishments of Islam Fact Cubes
Students research great thinkers and accomplishments of Islam. They watch and discuss a PBS video, "Islam: Empire of Faith," conduct Internet research, and create a fact cube that presents their findings.
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Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Islam: History, Values, and Culture
Providing a thorough outline in the first few slides, this presentation takes viewers through the history and characteristics of Islam. Especially helpful are the slides that clear up common misconceptions about Islam, such as the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite your learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Concept of Prophethood in Islam
Educate your students on the background of the prophet Muhammad with this lesson from The Islam Project. After reading a series of quotes on the characteristics of prophethood, students complete a graphic organizer that describes his...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Einstein's Miracle Year
Why was Albert Einstein initially labeled as a "failed" academic, and what events occurred in 1905 that constituted a major turning point for this great scientist? Review Einstein's major theories regarding relativity, light particles,...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable