Students consider the difficulties associated with social mobility to interview an adult and write about his or her personal experiences.
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New Review Analyzing Presidential Campaign Propaganda
Campaign propaganda has evolved from 1952 through the presidential election of 2008. A social studies activity prompts class members to analyze the devices used in ads and political cartoons, noting strategies they believe would work to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rainbow Fish: Activities for Parents to Do with Children at Home
The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister's award-winning story about the joys of sharing, is the inspiration for this resource loaded with fun. Suggestions for language and language arts, math, science, and social studies activities are included...
Pre-K - Higher Ed Math
Understanding Immigration Through Popular Culture
Class members are introduced to a project-based learning unit on US immigration with an activity that asks them to analyze sheet music and other primary source materials to uncover issues raised by immigration.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
8 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
Gain a deeper understanding of autism and the broad spectrum of individuals that this developmental disorder affects. Temple Grandin explains key aspects of autism as conveyed through the recent motion picture based on her life,...
20 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
When Is It O.K. to Replace Human Limbs With Technology?
Today's blog topic is robotic limb replacement for amputees. Upper graders read the related article and argument, then compose a blog response that addresses the questions provided. This is a great way to get kids thinking about ethics,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Bullying and Core Democratic Values
Middle schoolers explore the concept of core democratic values. After completing a survey of student populations regarding bullying, small groups analyze their findings and present their findings to the Student Council, principal, or the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
American Culture and the Movie
Learners explore the effects of radio and motion pictures on the American culture. They analyze the development of moving pictures. Students construct a movie poster that promotes cultural homogenization and consumption. They discuss...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History