Healing Art: Health and Illness
Students examine African artifacts relating to health and illness
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Take Two Leeches and Call Me in the Morning
Students develop a handbill advertising a cure using herbs or natural materials. They view artifacts online and predict what illness could be cured by the artifact. They share their broadsides or handbills with other students in the class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Fun in the Sun: Skin Cancer in the United States
Young scholars explore skin cancer rates within the United States. In this social studies lesson, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Young scholars write a public service...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Investigating the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic
How bad is the opioid crisis in America? Has it gotten worse in the last few decades? Why? High schoolers delve into these questions with a thorough and thoughtful lesson from The New York Times on heroin prescription opioids. Starting...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Masking: Honoring Animals, Ancestors, and Gods
Students analyze the role of masks in African culture. In this African masks lesson, students read about the importance and meaning of imagery of African masks. Students observe animals in local ecosystems and create a mask combining the...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts