Too Many People Coming a Little Too Fast
Students learn what happens when a city's population grows too rapidly for the city to accommodate it. They examine and discuss examples of cities growing rapidly today, what problems occur with rapid growth, and ways to solve these problems.
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The Kwakwaka'Wakw: A Study of a North Pacific Coast People and the Potlatch
Discover the cultural practices and unique value systems of a group of native peoples from Canada called the Kwakwaka'wakw. Your young historians will discuss how conceptions of wealth can vary and how these native people utilized...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Resiliency Among the Salmon People
Is losing cultural traditions the cost of social progress, or should people make stronger efforts to preserve these traditions? High schoolers watch a short film about the native Yup'ik people in Alaska and how they handle the shifts in...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Marketing a Bad Idea: Why So Many People Joined the Klan in the 1920s
How did the Klu Klux Klan manage to gain so many members during the 1920s? Class members examine Klan documents and promotional materials to gain an understanding of the propaganda techniques used to attract members.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Viva Cinco de Mayo
Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration Mexican independence, but they're incorrect. Learn about the battle of Puebla and the victory of General Zaragoza with a short reading passage that includes comprehension and vocabulary...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Where did the too many dollars come from?
Students experience demand-pull inflation while gaining insight into three major sources of the '''too many dollars" which chase after the "too few goods and services. Students participate in an auction to experience inflation firsthand.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History