Thank You, Mr. Edison
Students read a letter to Thomas Edison and search for advertisements of the period. They review primary sources and photographs of items made available in the 1920's. They interact on the American Memory Collection website.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
New Review Honoring Our Heroes
As part of a study of the events of 9/11/2011, class members examine Tanya Hoggard's Dear Hero Collection and listen to the 9/11 Memorial website's Dear Hero podcast. Individuals then create their own tribute to an individual they feel...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Infection Game: The Shape of Change
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages students in modeling the spread of infectious diseases, collecting...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The 1960s in America
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Why Do We Have Museums?
How did the tradition of collecting and displaying interesting items to the public begin? How have museums evolved over time? Offer your young historians a fascinating look into a cultural pastime we so often take for granted in the...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases Classroom Activity
Here is a different approach: emerging epidemiologists first go home to interview family on the topic of infectious disease. Then they come to class and view a video and PowerPoint that explore how climate change may increase the...
8th - 12th Health
Climate Change and Government Policy
Which environmental policies would your class recommend? Find out through this lesson plan on climate change and government policy. Through an NPR podcast and an article, learners analyze past and present policy, as well as global risk....
7th - 12th Social Studies & History