The Myth and the Reality: Pioneering in the Midwest
Young scholars examine the myth and reality of settlement in the Upper Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Historical Inaccuracies in Movies - The Pocahontas Myth
What parts of the story of Pocahontas are myths, and what parts are historically accurate? Middle schoolers will begin to recognize that historical events in movies are not always correct. They compare and contrast the true story of...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Things They Carried: Figurative Language
". . .facts were formed by sensation, not the other way around, and when you listened to one of his (Rat Kiley's) stories, you'd find yourself performing rapid calculations in your head, subtracting superlatives, figuring the square root...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
An Introduction to Roland Barthes's Mythologies
Teenagers are the first to agree that they are the frontrunners in popular culture. But how much of their image is constructed by individualism, and how much of it have they bought from capitalistic sources? Roland...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Westward Expansion: Image and Reality
As your young historians study Westward Expansion, practice in-depth primary source analysis with the documents and guidelines presented in this resource. They will examine a lithograph and excerpts from two letters written by a Nebraska...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Science Behind the Myth: Homer's "Odyssey"
Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh, my! Sorcerers, cyclops, and drugs, oh, my! Matt Kaplan theorizes that there might be a scientific basis for some of the events in the Odyssey, that Circe might actually have been a chemist and have mixed...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History