Technology and Inequality
Young scholars study briefly the history, evolution, and social benefits of the automobile. After using the automobile as a case study, students choose another technology, research, and analyze it in small groups and report.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights
How far have we come and how far do we still need to go to achieve equality and full civil rights in the United States? Include a packet of materials collected in your observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Integrating Gandhian Principles of Communal Unity in Mathematics
Fourth through sixth graders incorporate Gandhian principles into Math curriculum. They explore Gandhi's teachings on communal unity and economic equality. This has quite a bit of information about Gandhi and his observations and...
4th - 6th Math
The Negro Leagues: The People, Places and Experiences of Black Baseball
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teaching Justice: Schooling and the Four Waves of U.S. Immigration
U.S. immigration is the focus of a unit on social justice. Over the course of a school year, young historians read a variety of texts to learn about four waves of immigration that have occurred over time in the U.S. An emphasis on...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Civil War: Causes and Aftermath
Students infer lifestyles of 19th century American culture in the North and South with daguerreotypes accessed from web sites. They access Internet sites to find biographical and related articles interpreting photography of Mathew Brady.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Literacy as a Force in the World
Students research and compare economic factors and data mining in Nepal. Students look at data to determine how the Nepalese quality of life compares to other countries and predict whether the literacy rate indicates or influences the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts