American and Japanese Cities
Students compare different cities within Japan and within the United States, as well as Japanese and American cities with each other. Students research cities and then write a short essay comparing them.
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Big Business & Industrial Cities
This is a true gem. This PowerPoint is well-organized, has bullet points you control (which gives you time for discussion), has sound effects, and covers several aspects of American industrialization after 1900. The presentation begins...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History
Evacuation: The Japanese Americans in World War II
Learners examine Japanese internment camps of World War II. In this World War II lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to research the evacuation process and life within the internment camps. Learners discuss the racial bias...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
African American History Month Poem
Students construct a poem inspired by African American History Month. In this poetry lesson, students watch the video, "Boycott" and are instructed on how to write a haiku. Students use imagery and metaphors to construct a haiku about...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California
Learners use readings, maps and photos to examine the life of Japanese-American immigrants in Locke and Walnut Grove in the early 1900s. They discuss their research findings, role-play the lives of immigrants and write responses.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Arab Americans: In the Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.
Young scholars examine the effects of the terrorist attacks in 2001. In this lesson on discrimination and the dangers of stereotyping, students will expand their understanding of stereotyping in contemporary society and compare in to...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Popular Culture and Japan’s Gross National Cool
From Manga to Godzilla and Pokemon, Japanese pop culture has been taking the globe by storm. This phenomenon is called "soft power." Learners will examine the differences between hard and soft power, as well as learn the historical and...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History