Taking Things Personally
High schoolers create a work of art calling attention to significant societal problems or social issues.
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4-H Leadership & Personal Development Activity Page
In order to create a classroom full of active participants, students need to feel that they are part of the decision-making process. Using this 15 question activity, learners can explore the importance of developing leadership skills.
7th - 10th 21st Century Skills
New Review Ben Franklin Aphorisms
Is a pretend friend worse than an open foe? What benefits come to those who help themselves? Take a look at some of Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorisms, which advise readers to conduct themselves properly throughout the day. Pupils...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rwanda, Past and Present
Explore the deep and lasting impact of European colonialism on the African continent through the lens of the Rwandan nation. Class members will take part in an experiential activity as Hutus and Tutsis, analyzing the divisive conflict...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lessons from Auschwitz: The Power of Our Words
Some words are best left unspoken. Words matter, according to Benjamin Zander, conductor, teacher, and lecturer. To illustrate his point, Zander recounts a story told to him by a survivor of Auschwitz. As a result of her experience this...
1 min 6th - 11th English Language Arts
8 Intelligences: Are You a Jack of All Trades or a Master of One?
There are more ways to be intelligent than just book smart or street smart — eight ways, to be precise. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist who has studied the concept of multiple intelligences at length, discusses the ways a...
9 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Seeing Things From the Someone Else's Point of View
Learners examine the cultural trait of sharing, trying to view it from the point of view of someone in another culture. They question what we gain from trying to see the world from the perspective of another person or culture and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Do US Supreme Court Justices Get Appointed?
Nomination, approval, and appointment—these are the three major steps in becoming a Supreme Court justice. But the process is much more meticulous than that. View a video that explains the rigorous process a person must endure before...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History