"Region" Out to Everyone: Geographic Regions Defined
Students define the term region. They collect data about New England after watching a short video. They organize the information into a regional concept map. They draw conclusions based upon their data collection and analysis.
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Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Does it Mean to Be Resilient?
Imagine the determination it would take to build a helicopter out of scrap. Now imagine doing it while hindered by the effects of polio. Everything is Incredible, a short film by Tyler Bastian, introduces Agustin who has been working on...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Value of Ancient Traditions
Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
A Google Earth Introduction to Remote Sensing
Explore the world and gain insight into remote sensing with a lesson plan that showcases the program, Google Earth. To learn about remote sensing, scholars follow step-by-step instructions to uncover the tools embedded in Google Earth...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Fed Explains: Regional Banks
The Fed sounds enormous and ominous, but really, the Federal Reserve Bank is comprised of 12 reserve banks across the country. A short video introduces young economists to the duties and responsibilities of the Fed, specifically the...
6 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Decide Where to Go in a Zombie Apocalypse
The world of zombies is a hot trend these days in the media and in the minds of adolescents. So why not use this craze to get your classes interested in geography? Though not an in-depth instructional video, this resource would be a...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
How to Turn Protest into Powerful Change
What if? What if change were possible? Believe it or not change is possible. While not easy, it is possible if those committed to change adopt the three core strategies for "peacefully turning awareness into action and protest into...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History