Interview With Americans
In this asking questions worksheet, students interview classmates to find out 9 pieces of information. Students begin their questions with "Can you tell me...", "Could you tell me..." or "Do you know..." This could be used for adult ESL work.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What's in a Name? The Use of Native American Images in Sports
Students discuss and analyze the pros and cons of using Native American names and images to represent sports teams. Using primary sources, including position statements from Native American tribes, interviews with school alumni and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Lesson: Immigration
Many of your class members will have heard of Executive Order 9066 and the Japanese internment camps of World War II. Some may even recognize the terms “Issei” and “Nisei,” but few will have heard of Enemy Alien Hearing Boards, of the...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review African American History: Lunch Counter Closed
Young historians investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies the Civil Rights Movement used to end segregation in the United States. After watching an video interview with Carl Matthews and Bill Stevens who participated...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Voices of the Struggle: The Continual Struggle for Equality
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement from 1868 to the present, class members examine first person narratives, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and other significant events in civil rights history. They then...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
American Dream Unit - Lesson 4: Hey Ma, What's the American Dream?
What do you think the American Dream might be? After watching a Barbara Walters interview, class members work together to generate good interview questions. Armed with this list of questions, young journalists interview someone in their...
5th English Language Arts