Interviewing for beginners: Getting over the scary part
Are you beginning a unit on interviews/ conducting interviews? This activity doesn't contain many details, but you might want to check it out if you're hoping to lead your class in interviewing outside sources.
8th - 10th English Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Personal Morals vs. Political Moves Document Based Essay
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? Tackle this question with primary source analysis and an essay. The packet includes historical background, a writing prompt, a combined outline and checklist, and ten primary documents paired with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Current Event Project
One of the best ways to make history relevant and engaging is to analyze current events before they become history! Check out these project guidelines for a current event research paper, outlining the major required sections of the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson plan, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Primary Sources
The challenge of analyzing primary sources is addressed by a detailed plan from Inspiration Software. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is used to model how the primary source analysis template can aid in...
Pre-K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Analyzing Primary Sources
Primary sources provide historians glimpses into the past; organize findings visually using this instructional activity demonstrating the educational program, Inspiration. While this instructional activity is useful independently, it is...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed