Plagued by Poverty
Students investigate the nature, causes and statistics of diseases in lesser-developed countries and explore ways in which disease impacts the global population. They write a speech regarding disease in their country and how to prevent it.
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Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Black Death and HIV/AIDS: Which is the Worse Plague?
Exploring the similarities and differences between the Black Death and HIV/AIDS, students write persuasive essays answering which is the "worse plague." This cross-curricular activity between Language Arts and Social Studies addresses...
8th - 12th Health
Running Away - Not an Option to Die For
Pupils reflect on the issues that homeless people face on a daily basis. In this homeless awareness lesson, students examine the statistics of runaway kids, explore homelessness and participate in multiple activities that center around...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Refugees From Vietnam and Cambodia
The United States may have pulled its troops from the Vietnam War in 1973, but the conflict was far from over for the citizens living in Asia at the time. An informative resource lets learners know about the wave of over 220,000...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of Conflict: Analyzing Nigeria's Past With Hope For the Future
Eighth graders explore the causes of conflict in the oil producing country of Nigeria. In this World History lesson, 8th graders create a research paper or presentation that explains the challenges faced by the Nigerians. Students...
8th Social Studies & History
The Black Death: 1347 - 1351
Grim and gruesome, the Black Death literally infects history with its social and political ramification. Your class will be positively agog over the details of the Plague, from its causes to its symptoms, and eventually to its grisly end...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Living to Avoid The Criminal Justice System
Students brainstorm a list of negative stereotypes in the African-American society. In groups, they develop ways to decrease the chance of them living in poverty and being in trouble with the law. They develop ways to solve problems...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Food insecurity, whether as a result of food scarcity or a lack of nutritious food, is a growing and serious problem in the world today. After discussing the concept of food insecurity, learners listen to an NPR radio broadcast on the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable