The Value of a Museum
Students view a video about the value of museums. They discover how they preserve history and culture and at the same time educate the public. They discuss other ways they can learn history.
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Islamic Art and Culture
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs. A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What did "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" mean to John Ford?
Young scholars explore U.S. history by researching indentured servitude. In this human rights lesson plan, students identify a servant from the 1700's named John Ford and his personal mission exploring the pursuit of happiness. Young...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Chocolate Preferences Voting and Graphing Techniques
Students practice sampling and graphing techniques. In this data collection and interpretation instructional activity, students write and conduct surveys about chocolate preferences and then collect their data. Students graph the data in...
9th - 10th Math
The Impact of Cultural Values in EArly Industrial England
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that...
10th Social Studies & History
Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft?
How do we come to view objects and artifacts as art? What terms and ideas do we associate with craft instead? The distinction between art and craft may be subtle, but has profound roots in art history and the development of western...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Peace and Non-Violence: the Teachings of Gandhi
Students study the Gandhian philosophy. They define certain elements such as power, beauty and discuss what they know about the struggle for independence in India. Finally students collaborate to discuss Gandhian principles to extend...
10th - 12th English Language Arts