Praying for Peace
Students investigate the lives of some of the religious leaders attending the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations and 'interview' the leaders on their beliefs and views of the world.
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Classroom Prayers for Lent
This well-designed resource not only includes classroom prayers organized according to the six weeks of Lent, but also provides suggested symbolic actions, references to Biblical text, and notes on how to prepare as group for each period...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The United States Flag as a Symbol
Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Birmingham, Fall 1963
Can any good come from acts of evil? The 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the eventual outcomes of the tragedy, are the focus of a lesson that asks groups to examine primary source documents...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Journalist’s Report: The Better Vision for Black Americans
After reading a series of primary source documents detailing the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, class members craft newspaper columns assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each man's vision, and present their...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Global Peace and Local Legacies
Students research the stories of individuals who have received the Nobel Peace Prize. In this global peace instructional activity, students describe the work of various winners of the Noble Peace Prize, and analyze the choices made by...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Discovering New Perspectives on Life
Students examine the experiences of a Peace Corps volunteer. In this global studies activity, students listen to the story of a volunteer about the lessons he learned during his time in Morocco. Students discuss how they would have dealt...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History