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In this Town Watch instructional activity, students take turns reading a story with different characters that tells about life in Chichester, England in 1347.
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Against All Odds: The African American Founding of Princeville, NC
Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans, is the focus of a 31-page packet that not only traces the history of the town, but also examines the challenges that city has faced over...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Depression
From Black Tuesday to Hoovervilles and the Dust Bowl, here is a resource that will offer your learners a comprehensive overview of the Great Depression. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes template, activities...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How People Rationalize Fraud
Embezzlement, pyramid schemes, false insurance claims. Why are so many inclined to commit fraud, and then convince themselves they are innocent? Discover one criminologist's explanation in the fraud triangle—pressure, opportunity, and...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event
Students read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History