Make That Change
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Learners investigate the life of a philanthropist. In this civic responsibility lesson, students consider the significance of the philanthropist's work towards the common good.
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The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"
As the inventor of one of the most iconic inventions of our time, Henry Ford was afraid of the changes his creation would spark in the American people and the way the current transportation system would be affected. Read an article...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Lesson Before Dying: What Makes a Book Great?
How can you define the greatness of a novel? Have kids evaluate A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines in the context of other literature that they consider to be great. Once they discuss whether the novel will stand the test of time,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoons for the Classroom: The Climate Change Debate
Is global warming all smoke and mirrors? Find out what your scholars think with this handout, which has them analyzing two political cartoons on the topic. Background information gives context, detailing the computer hacking during the...
9th - 12th Science
How Social Media Can Make History
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
16 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the American Constitution
What a fun way to learn about the making of the American Constitution! This video does a great job of describing the circumstances that existed for the delegates in Philadelphia in 1787, where in a just a few days, they would effectively...
4 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Humans Are so Bad at Thinking about Climate Change
Climate change is in the news more than ever these days, and it will increasingly continue to be a hot topic in the future. Watch a video that proposes different ways people can begin to think about climate change in order to address...
10 mins 6th - 12th Science
Making Informed Environmental Decisions
Using an actual case study about the Lake Turkana Dam, class members examine the controversy surrounding the issue. Pupils take on the role of one of the stakeholders, discuss the multiple perspectives involved, explore the geography of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed