September 9, 1963 - Ming Ming
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that on September 9, 1963, the first giant panda was born in captivity at the Beijing Zoo. Students write about the advantages or disadvantages to animals who are born in captivity.
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Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Socrates Prosecution: Just or Unjust
Practice making judgments and tracking claims and evidence with the materials included here. Class members read two included articles about the trial of Socrates, looking at both sides of the argument. They work in small groups to track...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lord of the Flies Unit
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty and the Rise of the Ming
Facts about the Mongol Dynasty are numbered in this short informational lesson. After reading the facts, learners are presented with four critical questions that they research with the use of the three resources provided.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts