See Those Golden Arches? Globalization and the History of McDonald's
Explore the idea of globalization and consider its effects using the history and expansion of McDonald's as an example. In addition, look at cultures that may be on their way to extinction.
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Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Global Perspective on Immigration
To gain a global perspective on immigration, groups investigate and create a map of the migration patterns in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Class members then examine the background, immigration history, and...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up to the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
17 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The African American Population in US History
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 4/7
This is the fourth video in a seven-part series on the Golden Age of India. Raja Raja became the king of India, his story and the story of kingly ideals and dharma is the topic of this intriguing clip. This series is most appropriate for...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The History of African-American Social Dance
Just exactly what is social dancing? What does social dancing have to do with the African American community and African American history? The narrator of this short video explains how social dancing can support the culture of a...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History