The Hmong and the Storycloth
Students understand how families, communities, and countries preserve tradition through art. They recognize that the Hmong of Southeast Asia use storycloth as a medium to pass down their tradition and history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
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
The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: The Power of Story
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Understanding Different Views on Death
A thought-provoking lesson presents how different cultures view death. Upper elementary through high school pupils engage in a series of activities that will leave them with a new understanding of how death is dealt with globally....
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Wife inheritance and the AIDS epidemic in Africa
Complex problems require complex solutions. After reading a news article about how the tradition of wife inheritance in many African countries has contributed to the spread of AIDS, class members participate in a Paideia seminar and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed