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Muslim Devotion & Innovation
Students examine the Hajj preformed by the Muslims. They discover the five pillars of Islam and the Koran. They examine the major differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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Albion Tourgée & the Fight for Civil Rights
Who was Albion Tourgee? To find out about this amazing man, class groups participate in a jigsaw activity in which they become experts on a particular period during Tourgée’s life and then share what they have learned with a second...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Major Sects in Islam: The Sunni and the Shiites
High schoolers examine the two major sects of Islam. They discuss the Sunnis and Shiites. Students identify the two major sects of Islam and where they are dominant in the world. They analyze the beliefs of the Sunni and Shiites and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Five Pillars of Islam
Students work in groups to read and answer questions about the pillars of Islam, copying the worksheet and taking down notes in the appropriate column. They then share what they have learned in their original groups completing worksheets...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wait for It... the Mongols!
While many may imagine the Mongols stereotypically as a barbarian and brutal people, Mr. Green invites his audiences to consider the complexity and impact of this once great empire. This episode covers the benefits, consequences, and...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking Down Invisible Walls
Social boundaries and cultural understandings are a major element of our adolescent development. Help your learners become aware of the "invisible walls" they create and that exist not only in their own school, but also in the world...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Tunisia to Egypt & Beyond: Freedom & Democracy?
Students examine democratic values. In this current events lesson plan, students watch video clips about rebellions on Tunisia and Egypt. Students respond to the provided discussion questions and participate in a critical thinking...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History