Studying Locally, Teaching Globally
Students work in small groups to create outlines and mind-maps that demonstrate their understanding of the effects of outsourcing on economic relationships and the U.S. economy.
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Inspiration Visual Study Guides
With the use of Inspiration software, guide your class to create visual study guides. The technique of associating images with words in an outline visual format is demonstrated first by the educator. Learners then build their own study...
5th - 12th Languages CCSS: Designed
Visual Study Guides
Give your learners the opportunity to create visual study guides! Using the Inspiration software, show your class the diagram view and images that can be attached. After creating a study guide, students make an outline to organize the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson Plan for Use with “Beyond Anne Frank: Other Holocaust-Era Diaries”
While Anne Franks is certainly the most recognized diarist of the Holocaust Era, she was by no means the only one. To broaden their understanding of what was happening throughout Europe at this time, groups examine diary entries from 15...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Equal Rights? The Woman's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What role did yellow journalism play in bringing the United States into war with Spain? As part of their study of the Spanish-American War, class groups examine newspapers of the times and other texts and then produce their own...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization I - The Upside
Invite your learners to consider how technological advancements and increased trade and travel have affected the development of our world community, and the drastic shifts in culture and lifestyle that have occurred as a result of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable