Philanthropy -- One Person Can Make A Difference
Students define the word philanthropy. They discover the risks people take to help the common good. They examine people in history who have made a difference helping others.
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The One-Question Interview
Generate interest in current events, the theme of a new unit, or a research project. Individuals select a question from the list generated by the class, conduct one-on-one interviews, analyze the responses, draw conclusions based on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit One: Television
Begin or end each day of a week with some quick vocabulary practice. Using the word bank full of vocabulary related to television and watching television, learners can complete one of four different exercises each day for a warm-up...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Individuals Making a Difference
The focus of this, the third in a five-lesson plan unit study of human rights, is on individuals who made a difference. Billy Bowlegs, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Fannie Lou Hamer, Michi Weglyn, and Yuri Koshiyama are some of the people class...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
One Big Party?
Check out this resource for a general overview of political parties as they exist in the United States and around the world. After reading about what defines a political party and the various types of party systems that exist today, your...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
How Social Media Can Make History
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
16 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
And Then One Night, The Making of Dead Man Walking: Classroom Content
Students examine how art and music help to define and unify a social movement and also how they can function as symbols of protest. They watch KQED program And Then One Night: The Making of Dead Man Walking and discuss what happens when...
9th - 12th English Language Arts