Students identify the various ways the American public can stay informed on the news. In groups, they brainstorm reasons why the public should not stick to one source for their news. They use this information to examine their own current issue.
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Stay or go? As part of a study of immigration and human rights, class members listen to the stories of several immigrants and must decide if the story was their own if they would stay in the United States as an undocumented immigrant or...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
EconMovies 7: Anchorman (Efficiency and Market Failures)
How can performing cannonballs into a swimming pool help us to understand the concept of marginal analysis and efficiency? Check out this video, using clips from the movie Anchorman and informative instruction, to learn more about...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Discover the nature of scientific understanding with a short synopsis of Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. An animated video guides viewers through Kuhn's theories on the periods of extraordinary science and the...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
News Quiz | April 30, 2012
You can't take this online quiz until after you've read the April 30, 2012 edition of the New York Times. After scanning the articles from the paper, your class can answer each of the five questions. A good way to stay informed on what's...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
David Walker vs. John Day: Two Nineteenth-Century Free Black Men
What was the most beneficial policy for nineteenth-century African Americans: to stay in the United States and work for freedom, or to immigrate to a new place and build a society elsewhere? Your young historians will construct an...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
News Quiz: April 26, 2012
Keep abreast of all the goings on in the world. After reading the April 26, 2012 edition of the New York Times, kids will complete a five-question multiple choice quiz. A great way to increase reading comprehension while staying current...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Winter Olympics History Year by Year
Investigate the history of the Winter Olympic Games. After researching this event and compiling necessary statistics, pupils use a graphic organizer to chart their findings. A template for a chart is included in this resource. Have your...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts