Making History Personal
Eleventh graders research the assassination of John F. Kennedy. They conduct an interview of an individual who remembers this event, summarize the interview, and read their interview aloud to the class.
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophy - Plato
Some of the best advice for society, relationships, and personal growth was written nearly 3,000 years ago. High schoolers learn more about Plato's four ideas for reaching eudaimonia, or "fulfillment," in an explanatory video.
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Brief History of Melancholy
What is sadness? How is it part of the human experience, and does it have any value? Explore how the concept of sadness has evolved throughout history and across cultures, and discuss its ties to philosophy and implications for...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review African American History: Climbing the Wall
Imagine the challenge of trying to trace your family genealogy if no records were kept of births and deaths. Where would you look for information? What types of documents could provide you with the information you seek? History...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Create a Personal Murakkaalar
Learners explore an ancient alphabet that is nothing less than beautiful. They make a calligraphy reed which they will use to write their name and a personal description with in Arabic. The instructional activity includes links to a...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Heaven or Groundhog Day?
An engaging and highly relevant way for high schoolers to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical,...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Chinese American Women Lesson Plan
The National Women's History Museum provides a plan designed to accompany their online CyberExhibit, Chinese American Women; a History of Resilience and Resistance. After examining a series of primary and secondary source documents,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Female Olympians Lesson Plan
For every strong and determined female Olympian, there are millions of young girls watching and becoming inspired. Middle and high schoolers learn more about record-breaking and history-making Olympian women with a presentation from the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable