Emergence of Modern America: "Spreadin' the Rhythm Around"
Students examine the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s. They identify hardships African-Americans faced during this time period. They analyze the music and lyrics of different songs related to this issue.
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Early Modern: Global Interactions
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222
Humans cannot survive without water, and neither can civilizations. A brief history of ancient civilizations and their dependence on—and management of—water demonstrates how states either flourish or flail based on the availability of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art
What do Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin have in common? They are all considered modern artists, a movement that began over 150 years ago. And despite the label, their work was influenced by artists much, much, older. Check out this video...
5 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts