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Students research and analyze the interactions of American Indian tribes with Meriwether Lewis and iam Clark. Then they stage displays to inform the public about their findings.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 6: Culture Clash
To prepare for a Quickwrite on the question, "How do different points of view create cultural conflicts?" class groups draw examples of religious, cultural, and political conflicts from Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible to use...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tribal Diversity within the Indigenous Peoples of the North American Continent
Learners, after brainstorming what they already know about Indians, explore and analyze the tribal diversity within the Indigenous Peoples of North America. They recognize that American Indians have their own unique language origins,...
4th - 11th Social Studies & History
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Critical Thinking About the Arrival Of Columbus
Students look at the journey of Columbus from different point of view. In this Columbus lesson, students complete 4 different lessons. They include point of view, role-playing, opposing viewpoints, stereotypes and racism.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Teaching Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin: A Resource Guide for Educators
“There is no story that is not true, . . .” And uncovering the truths in Things Fall Apart is the focus of a 68-page resource packet designed to provide instructors with a wealth of materials that enhance understanding of Chinua Achebe’s...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite your learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Things Fall Apart Study Guide
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Truth About Human Rights
Students explore the concept of human rights. In this human rights instructional activity, students watch 2 videos regarding human rights violations around the world since 2001. Students explore several websites that feature human rights...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Kennewick Man: Science and Sacred Rights
High schoolers read several articles about 'Kennewick Man' (9,000-year-old remains of a pre-Columbian Native American) and consider the controversy regarding the ethical handling of his remains. They debate the religious and scientific...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History