High schoolers examine the role of motivation in the workplace. They identify different motivation techniques and analyze the views of motivational thinkers. They apply the knowledge they gathered to different scenerios.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View
Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a lesson about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to examine the way...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Motivating the Population: Propaganda during World War I
How did the government garner support for World War I? As part of a study of The War to End All Wars, class members analyze propaganda posters from the time and identify the persuasive devises use to generate sympathy and support....
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Political, Economic, and Social Table - The Establishment of the 13 Colonies
Here you'll find a simple graphic organizer that learners can use to categorize the political, economic, and social motivations behind the establishment of the thirteen colonies.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Imperialism: Beginnings and Basic Structure
A great presentation awaits young historians as they delve into the causes, types, and motives for British Imperialism. Each slide provides clear information regarding new imperialism occurring from 1875-1948. Justifications for...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Abraham H. Maslow’s A Theory Of Human Motivation
Abraham Maslow's A Theory of Human Motivation describes the hierarchy of human needs that individuals must meet before they can become self-actualized. A short video analyzes the process with the example of a woman who begins a comedy...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
Walk your learners through the progression of the Crusades, discovering the political and religious motivations along the way, learning about such famous figures as Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and considering the real historical...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
8 Traits of Successful People
This is the introductory video to motivational speaker Richard St. John's 8 Traits of Successful People lecture series. The presenter offers basic background knowledge as to how he developed his list of traits, including interviewing a...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"Gettysburg": Soldier Motivation in 1863
Eleventh graders watch and discuss various clips from the movie "Gettysburg". Using the video, they identify the main motivation for the Union and Confederate soldiers. They describe how soldiers motivation changed from 1861 and 1863.
11th Social Studies & History