Storytellers: Pearl Jam, New Twist on an Old Song
Young scholars examine the use of music as a medium for social protest. They watch the video, "VH1 Storytellers: Pearl Jam," describe the historical significance of words/phrases in three versions of one song, and answer discussion questions.
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Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's "Farewell to Manzanar"
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Policies, Laws and Procedures
Was the Civil Rights Movement from 1954-1972 a success or a failure? Class members examine a series of primary source materials from video clips, to protest songs, from events like the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Supreme Court cases.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Come From Away: A New Musical
On September 11, 2001, 38 international flights were diverted to Gander airport, a small Newfoundland town. The rest is the history, and the genesis of the musical that tells the heartwarming story of how the town's residents and the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Storytellers: Pearl Jam "Never Let Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story"
Students analyze the lyrics from a Pearl Jam song and examine the concept of truth in political advertising. They watch the video, "VH1 Storytellers: Pearl Jam," participate in a class discussion, conduct research, and prepare a report...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Chinese New Year
Dancing dragons, fireworks, red envelopes, and loud music are the familiar images of Chinese New Year celebrations. The holiday, also know as Lunar New Year and/or the Spring festival is also a religious holiday that combines aspects of...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A New Twist on Race Relations
Students analyze the impact of American Bandstand on race relations. In this race relations lesson, students use the music and dance show American Bandstand to learn about race relations. Students categorize pivotal events during the...
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts