Students consider how people of color and minority culture are represented in video games. After debating the issue as representatives of various interest groups, students reflect on their personal feelings regarding this issue.
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Hoaxes, Scams, Chain Letters and Urban Legends
Young scholars explore the evacuation of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. Using the internet, they research stories they may have heard and verify a story's authenticity. Students discuss rumors and urban legends. Given a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Is That a Fact? A Comment on Modern Fables
Students complete literary analysis for modern fables or urban legends. In this modern fables lesson, students listen to an urban legend and discuss it. Students then research urban legends online and write their own urban legend.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Border Legends, Myth, & Folklore
Young scholars examine the narrative forms and tales unique to the U.S.-Mexico border. They discuss the possible sociological meanings of these stories, and then write their own versions to demonstrate that they explain the forms.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Study Of Human Geography
Students examine the study of human geography and how resources influence population density. They define culture, and in small groups create a collage that illustrates and defines either population distribution, urbanization, cultural...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History