Mapping the Human Journey
High schoolers use several online tools to follow patterns in the migration of people. They compare patterns of today to those in the past. They research the migration of their own surnames. They discuss reasons for modern and ancient migrations.
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Refugees and Asylum Seekers
To gain a deeper understanding of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers, class members read stories written from the point of view of an emigrant, map the individual's journey, and note the human rights affected by each stage of the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"Where Am I?" Reading Guide and Activities
Did you ever wonder how early sailors were able to navigate their way across the seas? Groups access an article about mapmaking and the New World that details the methods and technologies early explorers used to guide them on their...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Observing the world around you depends on a lot more than your five senses. A short overview of David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding explains the ways sense perception influence the exchange of complex thought in the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Modern Human Migrations
Using maps, images, websites, and handouts, learners will work to understand the nature of human migrations. They'll compare and contrast human migration from the past to the present, identify causes for migration, and trace migration...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History