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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
Discover how nations can use economic, military, and cultural influence to affect the decisions of other countries. These readings and worksheets offer an overview of spheres of international influence, particularly analyzing the spread...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Easter Story
If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Architecture: It's Elementary!
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Korean War Overview
Your students will be able to understand the dynamics and details of the Korean War after viewing this video, which discusses the political and economic influences over Korea after WWII. From General MacArthur to Kim Il Sung, all of the...
16 mins 8th - 11th 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
The Impact of Identity
How does identity influence the way people respond to events? That is the central question class members grapple with as they examine a political cartoon, read a vignette by Sandra Cisneros, watch of video of police officers discussing...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable