In this activity, children will discuss the different sounds they hear at night, sounds that they don't usually hear during the day. Then they will write and record a poem about these night sounds.
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Project Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh and Leadership
Do leaders need to be more moral than followers? Does power corrupt? Can anyone be a leader? Begin a study of leadership with a reading of excerpts from the Epic of Gilgamesh. After examining the ancient Mesopotamian hero, class members...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
Opt out of another dry economics lesson with this crazy video featuring a performance and rap song about the contributions and theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. The primary topic of focus is a boom and bust...
8 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cuban Missile Crisis: How to Respond?
For 13 days, the United States stood on the edge of nuclear War. The Soviet Arms buildup in Cuba is the focus of an activity that asks groups to analyze how the governmental role each of John F. Kennedy's advisors played went on to...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
Do fences make good neighbors? Do walls offer a solution to political and social problems? A video that traces the building of and destruction of the wall that divided the West and East German sections of Berlin offers viewers a chance...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable