The Internet: Whose Point of View
Students examine and evaluate a current issue in the world press and compare/contrast various sources of information. They print out three news reports, and write a summary and point-of-view for each.
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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
Developing Media Literacy
To protect young people from questionable content, many schools limit access. This resource suggests that because learners can so readily avail themselves to unrestricted Internet access, it is vital for 21st century learners to develop...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Whose Point of View? The Journey of Three Generations
A reading of Whale Journey, a fact-filled picture book by Vivian French, launches a study of the life cycle and migration of three generations of gray whales. The interdisciplinary lesson offers opportunities extensions into all subject...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
George Washington and Frederick Douglass letters: Recognizing point of view and bias
How does background and life experience influence point of view, attitudes, and biases? To answer this question, class members examine two letters: one from Frederick Douglass to his former owner, Thomas Auld, and one from George...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Narrating the Compson Family Decline and the Changing South
Students analyze the novel, "The Sound and the Fury," written by iam Faulkner, tracing the changing South. Through the narrative structure, the point of view, and the relationship between change and characterization, students view the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Slavery: Acts of Resistance
Historical accounts of various events have proven to differ depending on the point of view of the person documenting the event. Learners read and analyze two first person accounts of acts of slave resistance seen at a southern...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Facing the Ghosts of Our Past
A reading of a New York Times review of the movie Beloved launches research into how the Civil War affected the lives of people living during this period. Creative thinkers select a person from an included list of historical figures and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable