Runaways Past and Present
Tenth graders use video and the Internet to compare runaway teenagers of the 1930s with runaways today. The lesson uses the integration of technology in order to build skills and conduct research.
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World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teach high schoolers about the difficult legacy of slavery in the United States with a video that summarizes the institution that stemmed from a cotton-based agriculture and economy. It details the brutality of slave discipline, slave...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Education in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird
Students read and discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. In this literature lesson, students read the texts and examine the school experience long ago. Students create a profile of the history of their school.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Teaching about slavery through newspaper advertisements
Advertisements from antebellum North Carolina that concern runaway slaves, and slaves for sale, make for an interesting study of American slavery. Learners investigate and gain experience working with primary sources, while connecting...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History