Once Upon a Word
Pupils explore the derivations and usage of common slang terms. Through internet research and discussion, students consider the Latin and Greek roots of contemporary slang terms. Groups complete an etymology chart documenting their word origins.
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Once Upon a Time (Sa Hi Pa Ca): Lesson Plan 3
What was the most significant tool used by the Chumash? How did the environment make the tool possible? What group behaviors allowed the Chumash be be successful for thousands of years? After watching West of the West's documentary Once...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Once Upon a Time (Saxipak’a): Lesson Plan 4
How did the environment and natural resources found on the Channel islands influence the culture of the Chumash? Archaeology meets technology in an activity designed for middle schoolers. After viewing West of The West's documentary Once...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Once Upon A Time (Saxipak’a): Lesson Plan 1
As part of a study of the history of the Chumash on California's Channel Island chain, class members view the documentary Once Upon a Time, respond to discussion questions, and create a timeline for the different waves of migration.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Britain’s Broken Promises: The Roots of the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
In order to understand the modern-day relationship between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East, it is necessary to examine the historical roots of the conflict, beginning with British control over Palestine after World War I.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable