Spiritual Power of Symbols
Students examine how symbols are used in some societies to influence spirits and to protect rooms. They discuss and view examples of doors decorated with symbols, and create a door mural using African and American symbols.
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President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural Address
The strong, direct words of President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address provided a philosophical turning point to 20th century American democracy. For 13 poignant minutes, the 35th president cautioned his fellow citizens about showing...
14 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Survival Of Native American Spirituality
Students explore Native American spirituality. In this cultural diversity lesson, students research the medicine wheel as well as Native American symbols and values. Students also read "The Story of The Sacred Tree," and "The Sacred...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Artifacts: Bringing the Past Back to Life -- the Mexican Case
Students examine and discuss the meanings of the various symbols in Tenochtitlan. In groups, they complete a part of the model of the city and discuss the importance of finding artifacts. Individually, they choose an a two-dimensional...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History