Sharing Beliefs and Ideas
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High schoolers examine how cultural ideas and thought were exchanged as travelers and traders of the Silk Road met, interacted, and traded with different peoples from different regions and cultures along the Silk Road.
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Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Poetry and Ideas
Delve deep into Emily Dickinson's poetry and philosophy with the ninth of ten lessons in a poetry unit. Once they have read an (attached) essay about Dickinson's beliefs and worldview, readers discuss how her ideas inform their...
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Make Beliefs Comix
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Clarify Relationships Between Ideas by Adding Transitions
Fix choppy paragraphs with strong transition words, phrases, and clauses. The video emphasizes that writers should use words that not only create flow, but also illuminate the relationships between two different ideas. Example...
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Brainstorming Ideas and Determining Your Position for a Persuasive Essay
Meat eater or vegetarian? Here’s a series of activities that prepare writers for crafting a persuasive essay. Using the included worksheets, the class works together to craft arguments for and against eating meat. They discuss issues...
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Analyze How an Idea is Developed Over the Course of a Text
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The Pilgrims: William Bradford
As a young boy, William Bradford was drawn to the Separatist idea that Christ could be with a person through prayer and worship. But soon after the Separatists arrived to Plymouth, the experiment in the New England had failed. Watch a...
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