Making Sense of Censorship
Learners create their own ratings systems with which to classify current pop cultural fare as suitable or unsuitable for Students.
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The Spread of Enlightenment Ideas
Looking for a simple and straightforward reference on the Enlightenment for your young historians? Check out this list of key terms and important figures from the period, followed by a traditional assessment where your learners will be...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of World Conflicts: Corneille - Music of Life
Learners explore the music of Corneille. In this Rwandan conflict instructional activity, students discuss the genocide that occurred in the nation and analyze the music of Corneille, a Rwandan native. Learners also read about...
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Students and Freedom of Expression
Should schools restrict students' freedom of expression? Expert groups examine one of six primary source documents and then engage in a jigsaw discussion of this hot-button topic. Individuals then craft an expository essay, taking a...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice
The Road to Peace introduces learners to the concept of transitional justice, a process where nations examine the causes of conflict, identify abuses, and use this information to develop a plan to transition to a society that upholds...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Diary of Anne Frank
While designed to supplement a viewing of the PBS Masterpiece Classic The Diary of Anne Frank, this resource can also serve as an excellent informational text and activity source for your students on the historical context and timeline...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Roaring 20's
Discover the roaring and contradicting nature of the 1920s in the United States. The video provides an overview of laissez faire capitalism in the decade and the nation's dramatic increase in productivity, as well as a variety of other...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable