Exploring Commerce and the High Seas in the 1700s
Eleventh graders develop an understanding of the importance of the shipping industry in commerce in the late 1700s.
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Smooth Sailing: Exploring Insurance and Estate Planning
While purchasing insurance and estate planning may seem like a rather irrelevant topic for high school students, introducing this concept now can help your learners develop a solid foundation of financial literacy that will support...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda in Context
"Board Game Helps Fight Real World Ebola," a video produced by Voice of America, provides the text for a guided instructional activity that asks viewers to analyze the propaganda techniques used in the video. Groups then select a example...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Day in the Life
We often see other countries depicted in movies, but getting a close look at a typical day in the life of a young person from another country isn't as common. Give your pupils such a look with a resource that helps class members explore,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Western Civilizations, Chapter 11: Commerce, Conquest, and Colonization
Get your historians hitting the books with this online western civilizations resource, which features content quizzes, iMaps, focus questions, study guides, flash cards, and more! Although intended for use with the Western Civilizations...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable