The Roadmap to the Jewish Golden Age of Spain
Students discover, through analysis of media and of primary source historical documents, how Jews achieved high levels of assimilation and acceptance under Islamic rule during the Golden Age of Spain, from the tenth to the twelfth century.
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Spain – Culture and Famous Landmarks
Introduce your class to Spain and liven up the class period with some Spanish pop music! Learners view a presentation about Spain and take notes on the information before watching a couple of music videos in Spanish. They use listening...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Writing Exercises: The Spread of Islam V
Uncovering all there is to know about the spread of Islam, learners answer three critical thinking questions along the way. They describe how Islam is linked to Eastern and Western cultures, how non-Muslims were treated during the Golden...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Writing Exercises: Jews during the Middle Ages
After exploring the life of Jewish people in Europe during the Middle Ages, have the class complete three writing prompts. They'll compose three responses that discuss anti-Semitism, Jewish contribution, and persecution of Jewish people.
9th - 11th English Language Arts
The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a lesson about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods, cultural events, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Han Dynasty of China: A Chinese Golden Age
A wonderful presentation can be a life saver. If you're teaching a lesson on the Han Dynasty, consider yourself saved! This comprehensive, well-written, and well-organized presentation covers basic information regarding Han military,...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
New Review The Golden Age of Hollywood
Did movies save America during the Great Depression? Or did the Great Depression save movies? Learn more about the Golden Age of Hollywood with a video that covers the five major film studios, the colorization of big budget movies, and...
10 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 6/7
Episode six in the seven-part series on the Golden Age of India, begins with modern day artisans still working bronze as it was done 1000 years ago. The culture, practices, ceremony, and history of South Indian Cholan Dynasty are laid...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gender Roles in Jewish and Muslim Cultures
Gender roles and religious practices can be a very interesting and complex subject to teach. Luckily, you have found an excellent resource that includes links, vocabulary, and a great set of activities. Learners will discuss cultural...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sor Juana, la poetisa: Los sonetos
Examine two of Sor Juana's sonnets in depth. Learners first listen to an audio recording or a reading of the sonnets and then analyze the structure and form, paying attention to elements of the Baroque and el gongorismo. Assess student...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Sor Juana, la monja y la escritora: Las Redondillas y La Respuesta
Sor Juana, considered one of the first feminist writers and a great Latin American poet, is the topic and inspiration for this excellent lesson. Use the introduction, guiding questions, and learning objectives to lead your class into a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts