Students tell the story of populations whose lives were affected by events of the 20th century. They view photographs of scenes from the 20th century.
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Moments in the Lives of Engaged Citizens Who Fought Jim Crow
Individuals can make a difference. That's the big idea in this lesson that investigates individuals who fought the Jim Crow laws. Class members research an activist, create a living museum display, and teach the class about the role...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture Book of Helen Keller
Students advocate for people with disabilities. For this Helen Keller lesson, students listen to the story A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A Adler. Students discuss how Helen Keller learned to communicate and became an advocate...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
"Gnomes" From Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Gnomes" from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
How Women Earned a Living
Develop reading fluency while learning about what women did for work in the early 1900s. Class members learn a bit about the time period, study vocabulary, and read the text, "Piecework" by Marie Ganz, several times, eventually...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the wonders of County Claire, Ireland's Bunratty Castle. Through pictures and in-depth descriptions, go on a journey to see the exterior and interior of the castle. Learn why the grand castle was built, what materials were used...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words Lesson Plan: Telling History Through Art
Students view and discuss paintings that depict the lives of slaves by Johnnie Mae Maberry-Gilbert. They analyze the text that Maberry-Gilbert chose as her inspiration for each work, writing an essay on the effectiveness of the artwork.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Daily Experience of the Laurel Grove School, 1925
What was daily life like for those attending segregated schools in 1925? Modern learners fill out a KWHL chart as they explore historical background and primary source documents about the Laurel Grove School in Fairfax County, Virginia....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable