Victorian Philosophies in the Connecticut River Valley: The Connection between Mind, Body, and Spirit
Eleventh graders explore late 19th century concepts of physical and spiritual health, which includes spiritualist and conservation movements, heath tonics, the perceived relationship between climate and physical well being.
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Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Water Use: Tragedy in the Owens River Valley
Learners examine water management issues. For this environmental issues lesson, students watch a PBS video to develop an understanding of watershed, aquifers, and ground water. Learners evaluate watershed issues in the Owens River Valley...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment
How often do the minds of those in your class wander? Matt Killingsworth unpacks his research and illustrates a connection between mind wandering and unhappiness, explaining the inherent value of staying in the moment. Begin a discussion...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Are You a Body with a Mind or a Mind with a Body?
Do you think, therefore you are? Or are you therefore you think? Are the mind and the body one or separate? Introduce young philosophers (and science fiction fans) to the mind/body problem with a video that is sure to fascinate viewers.
6 mins 9th - 12th Science