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Instruments of Change: Using the McCormick-International Harvester Poster Collection in the Classroom
Students develop analytical skills by critically examining an advertising poster from the McCormick-International Harvester Collection. The process suggest the various perspectives and values held by people during the late 19th century.
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Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World War I Propaganda Project
This mini-project to design a World War I propaganda poster can be done as an in-class activity during a block period, or administered as a homework assignment. The resource outlines considerations that your young historians should have...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Barbie in the Labor Force
How have the women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations evolved in the United States over the last century? Using census reports, graphs detailing the gender makeup of the labor force, and analysis of the careers of Barbie...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Hooke's Law to Understand Materials
Provide a Hooke for a lesson on elasticity with an activity that has groups investigate a set of springs. They use a set procedure to collect data to calculate the spring constant for each spring using Hooke's Law. The groups predict the...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Edible Rovers (High School)
Design and build a rover ... then eat it? This activity has groups of two design and build Mars rovers. The teams determine what instruments they want to include with their rover and plan a budget. They calculate the cost of the body of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Penny Perfect Properties (Solid-Liquid Interations)
I can get more water to stay on a penny than you can! Collaborative pairs determine the volume of liquids that can be contained on the surface of copper pennies and plastic coins. The pairs analyze their results using graphs and go on to...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed