"Now and Then" Comparing Present Day with Medieval Times
Eighth graders compare a present-day social issue with a medieval issue. They use technology tools to conduct their research and demonstrate their new knowledge. Students present their findings to the class in the form of a PowerPoint.
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Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another country,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Veterans Day Thank You Note
This Veterans Day inspire scholars to say thank you to a veteran. Here, learners discover key details about a specific war using an interactive timeline, and then write a thank you letter offering their gratitude to someone who risked...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Webquest: St Patrick’s Day
Send scholars on a webquest on St. Patrick's Day! Computer enthusiasts search the web to answer a series of questions, write a mini biography about St. Patrick, discover and write a summary about the holiday's symbols and traditions, and...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
St. Patricks Day Lesson: The Real Story of St. Patrick
Fun St. Patrick's Day facts abound. The lesson plan tells the story of the most famous icons associated with the holiday: the shamrock, snakes, Celtic religion, Irish history, and St. Patrick himself.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men
Have you ever noticed that babies in paintings from the Middle Ages look a little...strange? Find out why with an informative and amusing video about the moment artists decided to make babies look cute again.
3 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable