Looting and its Punishment
Students research the concepts of looting and possible punishments. The outcomes of students research is important for this instructional activity. They write an article that publishes the results of new knowledge.
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Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
First Nations vs. Euro-Americans
Young scholars analyze primary and secondary source documents to help them describe the cooperation and conflict that existed among the American Indians and new settlers. Then, students analyze the purpose, challenges, and economic...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Rwanda Commemoration Project: Genocide in Our Time
Students define the word genocide and explain the key events in Rwanda history. In groups, they explain the relationship between the Tutsis and Hutus and read the first hand account of a young victim in the genocide. They research the...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Push and Pull Factors and Human Rights
What factors might make a person want to emigrate from their home country? What factors might make a person want to immigrate to a new country? Class members study the various waves of immigration to the US, looking at data about the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The...
9th - 12th English Language Arts