Human Conditioned Responses
Students participate in a demonstration designed to illustrate how easily and quickly a person can be conditioned to respond to external stimuli. Students look at numerous ways in which conditioned behavior affects their day to day activities.
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The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It's hard to believe that such atrocities against human rights could occur in the 20th century. Young historians analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust before incorporating the information they have gathered...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Matt Black's photo essay, "The Geography of Poverty" provides a shocking reminder of the poverty that exists in the United States. The resource not only focuses attention on poverty but also conditions that have given rise to situation...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
An Introduction to Judith Butler’s Gender Troubles
Is gender decided at conception or at birth? Is it a biological concept or a societal construct? Judith Butler discusses the concept with her thought-provoking Gender Troubles, the key ideas of which are summarized in a short video.
3 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Difference Between Classical and Operant Conditioning
Learn about the difference between two central concepts in behavioral psychology: classical and operant conditioning. Viewers are presented with images and clear narration explaining the two processes that result in learning, and...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating Our Past: Where Did Humans Come From?
Investigate the theories of human evolution. In this research based lesson, learners research and discuss how geographic isolation, interbreeding, generalization, and specialization are factors in the history of humans. Groups work...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Taking the Human Rights Temperature of Your School
Students evaluate their school's human rights climate using criteria derived from the universal Declaration of Human Rights. They identify areas of particular concern and develop an action plan to begin addressing the issues.
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Coming to America: U.S. Immigration
Analyze primary source documents relating the conditions under with prompted American immigration. Learners will analyze information in order to create a six-panel pamphlet. Much of the lesson is not available but the key objectives are....
10th - 11th Social Studies & History
Water Wars: Responsibility in the Age of Globalization
Students explore the concept of water as a resource and as a human right. In this conservation lesson, students record and chart personal water usage and consumption then brainstorm ways in which to responsibly reduce water waste.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History