Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout...
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Daughter from Danang Culture Clash, a Perspective from Vietnam
Learners examine cultural conflict. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students watch the video, "Daughter of Danang." Learners discuss cultural heritage and compare those of the United States and Vietnam. Students examine the media...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event
Students read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Buffalo War: A Clash of Cultures
Young scholars view a documentary on the different values and meaning placed on the buffalo. Examining various cultures, they link the attitudes to the treatment of the animal in the wild. They develop solutions to the conflict raised...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Scopes Trial: 5 Day Lesson
Did Scopes violate the Butler Act? Why did so many Americans follow the Scopes trial? See analytical reading in action with a fantastic five-day lesson plan in which class members consider the historical context that provoked public...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
God Grew Tired of Us: Culture Clash and Community-Building
Learners study the impelled migration of the Lost Boys (and Girls) from their homeland in southern Sudan to refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya and the eventual resettlement of thousands in the United States. They examine culture clash...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts