Hmong Among Us
Students examine the Hmong community in Minnesota, then research and write case studies on refugee communities from the top ten countries with approved applications to the U.S. They write first-person stories from the perspective of refugees.
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Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rights to Education
Do all kids in the US have access to a quality education? What barriers do English language learners face? What about kids from tough neighborhoods? What about kids with disabilities, gay kids, pregnant kids? Class members listen to the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Forced Migration of Refugees
Students discuss the issue of refugees being forced to migrate. In groups, they focus on different groups forced to migrate and discover how it has changed their lives. They compare and contrast a forced migration in the past and today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
200 Years and Counting: How the U.S. Census Tracks Social Trends
Students examine the process of census taking in the United States. For this "200 Years and Counting" lesson, students examine the data collection process, look at an example of a census form, analyze data, and learn what the information...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Ethnic Folklore in Your Classroom: Traditions, Tales, and Treasures from Tijuana to Timbuktu
Students create their own festival. In this folk life lesson plan, students research their folklore history by interviewing their parents and grandparents, organizing the data found, and presenting that material to the class. Students...
Pre-K - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Music Around the State: Sound and Place
Students identify and interpret the styles and elements of music in three major folk regions of Louisiana within specific traditional music genres. Then they hear the diversity of music in the state and identify the major genres of...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts