Sacred Text Lesson
Students read sacred literature, then research cultural and religious traditions that surround it. In this lesson students are also asked to respond to their readings through literature groups and writing anecdotes.
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The Gettysburg Address may have been four score and seven years ago, but its message is still as relevant today. Young historians explore the context of the famous speech, as well as its central theme and argument, before discussing the...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Birth of the Ancient Games: The Olympics
This exercise includes a lengthy article on the history of the Olympics as well as a map of Ancient Greece. The last page includes 15 reading comprehension questions about the passage. A fairly thorough look at this topic - geared toward...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Second Inaugural Address (1865)—Restoring the American Union
High schoolers explore the content of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students analyze the text of the speech to determine how Lincoln sought to reconstruct the country as the Civil War drew to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Fascinating Fortress: Machu Picchu
Students research information about ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, closely examine pictures of construction of Machu Picchu, and create paintings and write reports to demonstrate their knowledge of history, location, significance, and...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History