Students examine a photo of the compass plant, and research how the pioneers used the plant as a way of orienting themselves while travelling through the prairies. They analyze the photograph, and complete a Photo Analysis Guide Worksheet.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Why do some people alter or manipulate the photos they post online? Students explore this practice with discussion and various sources, including several case studies, while considering artistry, journalism, and audience. Complete with...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Lens into 9/11
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos taken on 9/11 tell more than a thousand words—they tell stories. Class members analyze photographs taken on September 11, 2001, in order to understand the emotions they evoke, and write...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Constructing Narrative from the Migrant Experience in Literature
Excerpts from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and from John Fante's Ask the Dust, as well as a variety of primary source documents provide the background for an examination of the migrant experience from 1920-1945.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review The Value of Ancient Traditions
Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
A House Divided: The Civil War Home Front in Tennessee
To broaden their understanding of both the short term and long terms effects of the Civil War, class groups examine primary source materials and then assume the role of a family member and draft a letter to a soldier describing life at...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism
Is it possible to tell a true war story? Tim O’Brien says that fiction is for “getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” To get at the truth about war, class members examine primary source materials from the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Photography and the National Park Service
During the 1800s the United States was expanding westward; land was there for the taking. Kids explore how some early photographers used their photography to influenced the US Congress to save areas like Mirror Lake. They complete a...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts