The Power of Storytelling
Students are creating their own stories to understand life. The use of history is used to help one to create one's own story. The skill of writing is emphasized as a tool to learn history.
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Anne Frank: Facing Hatred, Daring to Dream
The stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White illustrate the power of children to make a difference. The three lesson in this must-have resource are designed to inspire young people to make a difference in their world....
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Culture Creation vs. Culture Consumption - Finding Voice Through Digital Storytelling
Ninth graders explore the power of media in culture and Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence. In this nonviolence and media instructional activity, 9th graders analyze Gandhi's nonviolent methods for social change and discuss the media's...
9th English Language Arts
Personal Stories of the National Parks
Students explore historical information about U.S. national parks using the stories of Edward and Margaret Gehrke as a primary source document. In this United States geography, history, and literacy lesson, students view the diary...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Story and Place: Lessons from Australian Aboriginal Storytelling
Class members investigate Australian Aboriginal culture thought traditional stories and then create their own dreaming tales using specific details that create a sense of time and place.
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Storytelling and Culture
Students examine the cultural tradition of storytelling. In this storytelling activity, students explore stories from 3 different cultures and evaluate the roles that storytelling plays in each of the cultures to pass on values and beliefs.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: The Power of Story
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson plan. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring Values Towards Conservation
Students read First Nation story, identify values expressed in it and discuss how those values relate to conservation issues faced today. Students then seek out stories relevant to climate change from their own Elders and respected...
8th - 12th English Language Arts