Students compare figurative works of art to determine what they say about the cultures that created them.
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Human Expression and the Transmission of Culture: Winter Counts
Learners interpret winter count symbols. In this winter counts lesson, students view winter count images from the National Museum of the American Indians. Learners examine why communication and documentation of historical events are...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Teaching Social Studies in English
Case studies, an examination of images, and readings of passages from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are used to spark conversations in ESL/ELD social studies classes about this highly-charged topic. Using a variety of...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Human PreHistory 101 Part 1: Out of (Eastern) Africa
A five-minute featurette focuses on human prehistory from about 60,000 to 20,000 years ago. Clever animation and easy-to-understand narration makes this a nice choice for your biology class. Mentioned are the use of tools, creation of...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science
Martin Luther King Jr.: From Civil Rights to Human Rights
Students read essays and participate in a discussion that examines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stance on both civil rights and the broader issue of human rights. They conduct research about King's life and work, analyze quotes from his...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Inside the Minds of Animals
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Letters for Human Rights
Learners draft and edit a letter regarding human rights. They work in groups to select a cause, follow basic letter writing guidelines and draft a persuasive letter expressing their concerns. Students can also send the letters to a...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History