Students examine the Bush Administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from varying points of view.
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How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Baseball: The Tenth Inning - Bases Divided
Baseball is a relatively high-interest topic through which social studies classes can explore racial prejudice in the US. Video clips provide much of the background information that groups record on their handout and then share with the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Are the Origins and Influences of Rap Music?
Engage your pupils in a high-interest topic while asking them to look closely into each source with document-based questions and a final essay. Learners explore the emergence of rap music through videos and reading selections. All of the...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Beyond the Gold—The Alaska Gold Rushes
Inquiry, investigation, and research are the hallmarks of a lesson that asks class members to examine a variety of primary and secondary sources about the Alaskan gold rushes. Groups then present their findings in the form of a play, a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Clinton Years, or the 1990s
If you're short on time toward the end of the school year but would like to give your class a thorough overview of the United States in the 1990s, check out this detailed and entertaining review. The video reviews everything from...
16 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Slick Moves: Exploring the Controversial Plan to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Students recount their knowledge of natural resources and articulate their understanding of the multi- faceted debate that surrounds drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They then examine the complexity of drilling in the...
6th - 8th Science
Exploring the Controversial Plan to Drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Pupils examine the Bush Administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from varying points of view. They work in small groups in order to perform their research, but they compose individual journal writes...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Drill on the Spill: Learning About the Gulf Oil Leak in the Lab
Students research the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and complete experiments to study the effects of oil spills. In this oil spill lesson, students read the NY Times feature on the gulf oil spill. Students visit various links to research the...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History