Students identify what a role model is and what characteristics such a person should possess. They discuss a new trend in character role model figurines, which some believe perpetuate racial and ethnic stereotypes.
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He Had a Dream...I Have One Too!
What is your dream for a better world? After reading a short article about Dr Martin Luther King, kids identify something they would like to see changed, the steps that could be followed to make the dream a reality, and the effects these...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Alabama BEFORE the American Revolution
Did you know that prior to the American Revolution, Alabama was a part of the British empire and called New West Florida? Class members research the economic, political, and social realities of this territory and compare them to those of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading the World: Latitude and Longitude Lesson latitude and longitude, maps, coordinates on a map, prime meridian, reading maps, equator, globes
Find five activities all about longitude and latitude! Use oranges to show the equator and prime meridian, plot birthdays on a map using coordinates, and plan a dream vacation.
4 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How Two Decisions Led Me to Olympic Glory
Steve Mesler's decisions to confront reality and make a change led him from setback and injury to an Olympic gold medal. As you share this video with your class, emphasize the profound effects of our ability to make confident decisions,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rosa Parks- Mini Biography
"She was a role model for courage in the face of racial injustice." Discover the fascinating story of Rosa Parks, including the realities of segregation she was forced to face throughout her life, her monumental role in sparking the...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable