The Looking Glass
Sixth graders investigate the intention behind artists' works and contemplate the notion that art mirrors life. They respond orally and in writing to a painting and recognize that seeing the whole picture can offer a different perspective.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Frederick Douglass’s Speech “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”
"The Fourth of July is yours, not mine." When Fredrick Douglass said these words in 1852, how did advocates of slavery, as well as Douglass' antislavery audience, react? Here is an excellent lesson not only for analyzing Douglass'...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Epic Story Scrolls
Discover one of the best known Asian epics in the Hindu story of Ramayana. Your class members will analyze scenes from the epic scroll, learn about creative methods of narration used in Asian art, and design a scroll illustrating key...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus")
Explore multiple perspectives through a jigsaw activity that will improve your pupils' understanding of the characters in Esperanza Rising as well as their understanding of strikes and human rights. Tapping into prior knowledge, and...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History activity. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present support...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Lessons for Social Studies Educators
Point of view, purpose, and tone: three concepts readers of primary and secondary source materials must take into account when examining documents. Class members view a PowerPoint presentation and use the SOAPS strategy to identify an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable