The Two Perspectives
Ninth graders examine the Palestinian and Israeli conflict looking at both sides of the issue. They attempt to find solutions by working in small groups and also include trying to find a viable solution for the problem of refugees.
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Lesson Plan: Immigration: A Case Study on Multiple Perspectives and Diverse Formats
As part of a case study of U.S. immigration during the first part of the 20th century, class members examine a variety of primary sources that present multiple perspectives of the responses of those in favor of immigration and those...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Two Viewpoints of the Same Event: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865
How did Union General Ulysses S. Grant view the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1865, which effectively ended the United States Civil War? After reading an excerpt from Grant's autobiography, your young historians will...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Creating Your Own Town Hall Poster
Middle and high schoolers are walking into a world rife with strong political viewpoints and vocal opinions. Help to prepare them for controversial discussions with a lesson in which they choose, research, and learn more about a...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Two perspectives on slavery: A comparison of personal narratives
How are parallel experiences of growing up on a plantation and living through the Civil War affected by cultural background, especially through the lens of American slavery? The narratives of Mary Norcott Bryan and William Henry...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where's the Point?: Two-Point Perspective in Texas Bird's-Eye Views
High schoolers investigate how the Texas bird's-eye-view artists used two-point perspective to create their aerial views and consider the directions from which the artists oriented their views. They produce two drawings in tow-point...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Spanish-American War: 1 Day Lesson
After analyzing newspaper articles portraying different perspectives of the explosion of the Battleship USS Maine, your young historians will take a stand on which position is the most believable in both discussion and writing.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cotton Mills from Differing Perspectives: Critically Analyzing Primary Documents
The working conditions in the cotton mills at the turn of the 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that ask learners to examine primary source documents written from different perspectives. In the first activity, groups...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed