Views of the American West: True or False?
Students explain that a landscape painting may or may not accurately represent a specific place. They identify techniques that create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface.
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Postcards From the American West
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
American Sign Language Song Project
Engage your pupils in American Sign Language by bringing music into the curriculum. Groups select appropriate songs and spend time in class translating the lyrics into ASL before presenting in front of the class. Music and props are...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Japanese Internment--How Point of View Influences Attitude
How does background and experience influence one's point of view? Dwight Okita's famous poem about the Japanese internment is the text used to explore this essential question. Class members study primary documents to gain the necessary...
11th Social Studies & History
Modern: Industrialization and Global Integration
The 18th and 19th centuries saw so many political revolutions around the world that it's difficult to consider the importance and influence of the revolutions that affected each country differently: the agricultural and industrial...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Patriots or Traitors - Point of View in the War for Independence
Patriots or traitors? Class members analyze images that present widely differing views of the Boston Tea Party, identifying the point of view of the image, the propaganda devices used, and the intended audience.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring the West Using Fiction
Students explore post Civil War development of the American West. They investigate the conflict among various groups involved in the settlement of the West and select a novel by a western writer and complete questions from the Exploring...
10th - 12th English Language Arts