Under the Influence
Students brainstorm on all the ways in which they are reminded of war in their daily lives and reflect on the increasing presence of war references in television entertainment by reading the article, "Beyond the News, Reminders of War."
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Geology and the World Trade Center
What is the Manhattan Schist and what has it to do with the events of 9/11? As part of an examination of New York's World Trade Center, groups research how the geology of Manhattan influenced skyscraper construction.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Constitutional Period Sample Test Questions
Here is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the Constitutional period of the United States. There are 28 questions on topics ranging from the influence of ideas on the Declaration of Independence, federalism, and the Preamble to the...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fashion and Gender Roles
What do the fashions of an era say about the values and gender roles of that era? Expert groups examine primary source documents and fashion visuals of the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s and consider how these fashions reflect economic...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Alabama BEFORE the American Revolution
Did you know that prior to the American Revolution, Alabama was a part of the British empire and called New West Florida? Class members research the economic, political, and social realities of this territory and compare them to those of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Modernization in Japan: Japan followed the model of Western powers by industrializing and expanding its foreign influence.
Showcase the effects of modernization of Japan. This is a well-put-together resource, great for taking notes, and providing clear information. The class learns about open trade with Japan, the Meiji Era, the Sino-Japanese War, and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review O Greek Shape! O Fair Pose!
Everything old is new again. The Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum presents a instructional activity on how Greek black-figure painting influenced eighteenth century Neoclassical artists. After looking at a series of examples, class...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed