The Battle of Good and Evil on the Big Screen
Young scholars evaluate how the movie industry depicts heroes, villains, and events, and how these characters and plots relate to the society and time period in which the films are created.
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Human Nature: Good or Evil?
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Easter Story
If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bridge to the Future: Enlarging the European Union
The political, social, and economic challenges the European Union faces as it enlarges is the focus of a six-lesson unit. Class members investigate and craft a presentation about a member country, the treaties member states must sign,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
Can pesticides affect humans, even if they don't eat the crops that were sprayed? Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's 1962 work on the environmental effects of DDT, discusses the ways that bioaccumulation creates a path from a dangerous...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France
Change is not always best. Edmund Burke's pamphlet Reflections on the Revolution in France takes this perspective as he argues against the potential instability of upending the traditional government model in France. High schoolers watch...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil
Is God is dead? Is there no absolute truth? Do different societies have different concepts of good and evil? Introduce the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche with a short video analysis of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
3 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable