Young scholars role play the role of a famous artist living during the 1800s. They write a letter to their friend explaining the impact of this artist on others. In groups, they read primary source documents to examine life during the 1800s.
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Britain’s Broken Promises: The Roots of the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
In order to understand the modern-day relationship between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East, it is necessary to examine the historical roots of the conflict, beginning with British control over Palestine after World War I.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Looking at Life through the Creation of Personal Metaphors
Students focus on the creation of personal metaphors, which are first illustrated in pictures and caricatures and then extended to descriptive/analytical paragraphs. They teach the lesson plan to others using their own personal metaphors...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Love Letter to Food
Don't be rude to food! Scholars see the startling truth about food waste in a disturbing video. The series of statements from individuals around the country paints a picture of good intentions followed by wasteful habits like cooking too...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Letters, Telegrams, and Photographs Illustrating
Students research the factors that are important in winning a battle in the Civil War. In a second activity they are assigned the role of a specific type of person during the Civil War and asked to describe what it's like being that person.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Immigration Reform: Understanding the Issue From Different Points of View
High schoolers examine the topic of immigration reform. They conduct research on groups representing various viewpoints on immigration, write and perform a role-play, and write a persuasive essay or letter to a state senator on their...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History