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Students research and discuss the Eight Immortals of Daoism and the Kitchen God, the most important traditional deity in Chinese homes even today, in this middle-level lesson for Social Studies.
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Simple Truth...Can Render his Fame Immortal
Students reflect on the challenges of George Washington as the Founding Father. In this U.S. History lesson, students work in small groups to read an excerpt handed out by the teacher, then they share their summaries of the article with...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder
Gunpowder has played a key role in shaping civilization as we know it today. Trace its evolution from its beginnings in the mid-ninth century when early Chinese alchemists worked to create a potion for immortality, through its use in...
3 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?
What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beethoven: The Sound and The Fury
Students view a documentary on Beethoven. His immortal compositions have survived for generations and are as much a part of the modern world as they were almost two centuries ago. After viewing, students discuss Beethoven and compare him...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Tuck Everlasting and Economic Decision-Making
Sixth graders use a decision-making grid and list the alternatives and criteria for deciding to drink the Water of Immortality. They examine advertisements and list the product for sale, where it is sold, and why consumers should buy it,...
6th Social Studies & History
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld
There's much more to ancient Egyptian burial practices than mummies and crypts. Viewers explore some of the beliefs that motivated the elaborate rites practiced long ago with a video that includes a description of the creation of and the...
5 mins 6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Freedom by the Fireside: The Legacy of FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech
Young scholars read and analyze Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address. They listen to recordings of speeches by F.D.R., answer discussion questions, and participate in a debate.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History