The Teachings of the Dalai Lama as a Threat to the Chinese Communist Government
High schoolers explore exactly which of the Dalai Lama's teachings might be viewed by the Communist Party as threatening to the stability of a modern workers' state. They access websites imbedded in this plan which guide their discussions.
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #3
The Chinese Communist Revolution, the massacre at Tiananmen Square, and market economy under Deng Xiaoping are the focus of this writing prompt. The class will respond to three short-answer prompts related to the Communist Revolution.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Teaching Animal Farm
All animals are comrades in a thorough unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. With reading comprehension questions, research project ideas, resources for building prior knowledge about the Russian Revolution, and many ways to extend...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
History of Immigration From the 1850s to the Present
The Statue of Liberty may embrace the huddled masses of the world, but has American society always joined in? After young historians read a passage about the history of American immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Intro to Economics
There's an opportunity cost to everything you do, but it's minimal when you're learning about an applicable topic like economics. Join the Crash Course team as they introduce a 35-part video series on economics and briefly address some...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Constitutional Principles: Republican Government
Why were the founding fathers wary of democracy? What is the difference between a direct democracy and a constitutional republic? Encourage critical thinking around questions such as these in your class and review the principles of a...
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Dalai Lama: Free Expression and Religion
How is religious freedom connected to the conflict between China and Tibet? After reading an online passage of background information, your learners will divide into groups and both read and view an interview with the Dalai Lama. They...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed