Journeys...The Voices of Change
Young scholars trace the immigration patterns of their ancestors. They plot information on a world map, develop a timeline of target immigration patterns, research and write a report on immigration and participate in a class play.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Character Development
Study character development with a lesson from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. After listening to the audio guide from earlier in the unit, kids track Janie's development and changes throughout the novel, noting how...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Provisions for Carolina: Comparing Lists
What would you take? Class members examine two recommended provisions lists: one for colonists traveling to Virginia in 1622, and a second for persons immigrating to Carolina in 1709. Groups are asked to note the similarities and...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Thomas Hart Benton: The Sources of Country Music
Students examine artwork by Thomas Hart Benton. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students analyze the painting The Sources of Country Music, listen to folk music, and examine how recording technology and the movies shaped the images of...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Dealing with Disasters: Exploring a Cyclone Shelter
Students participate in reading activities to discover what a cyclone is and how cyclones affect those parts of the world that they hit. They discuss what kind of shelter would be best to create in anticipation of a cyclone.
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Nationalism and Conflict-Two Fronts, Two Perspectives!
Students examine the major conflicts of the 20th century. After watching a video, they discuss the various types of technology and how they were used in World War I. They watch excerpts from films covering different wars and view them...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History