Asia Through a Glass Darkly
Students use texts and thougtful discussion to explore stereotypes and the underlying prejudices that Asians are too much or not enough like Westerners. Students focus on texts regarding China and India.
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New Review Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Southeast Asia, Oceania, And Antarctica: Climate and Vegetation
Explore the geography of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica through this text-companion activity. Learners read about the climate and vegetation of these regions, taking notes and answering 3 short-answer comprehension questions as...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization: The Garment Industry in Southeast Asia
Students are introduced to the concept of globalization. In groups, they read primary source documents to view sweatshops from different points of view. They write a paper about the impact of globalization on the garment industry and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review 19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives
"A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority." The words of Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience seem particularly relevant today, as are his writings and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Gaia Squarci's photo essay, Broken Screen, turns viewers attention to the challenges faced by those with visual impairments. After viewing the images, class members discuss why they believe the photographer structured the album as she did.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
An Introduction To Southeast Asia Today
Students investigate the region of Southeast Asia. They research the history, geography, and spread of ethnicity throughout the region. The various lessons consist of class discussion and group work to find common themes shared in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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