What Jobs are Needed to Fill the Needs of a Community?
Students connect needs for safety of a community infrastructure with needs of a government. They examine and explain the three branches of government. They explain the functions of different positions in the Presidents Cabinet.
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Anne Frank: Facing Hatred, Daring to Dream
The stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White illustrate the power of children to make a difference. The three lesson in this must-have resource are designed to inspire young people to make a difference in their world....
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Relocating Residents: The Impact of Housing on Community
Sama Maydani and Sarah Kuck's film, Even the Walls, that explores the benefits and drawbacks of gentrification in downtown Seattle, asks viewers to consider how houses, apartment buildings, and outdoor spaces can be designed to build a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Does it Mean to Be Resilient?
Imagine the determination it would take to build a helicopter out of scrap. Now imagine doing it while hindered by the effects of polio. Everything is Incredible, a short film by Tyler Bastian, introduces Agustin who has been working on...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
“What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North”
Challenge the assumptions class members may have about slavery with this excerpt from Harriet Ann Jacobs' narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Included in the packet are text-based and discussion questions based on the reading.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Attack on Syria- What Would You Do?
Has United States military intervention in the conflicts of other countries always been warranted? After reviewing a brief background on contemporary US conflicts and reading articles describing the civil war in Syria, your learners...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Revolt! Comparing Historical Revolutions
What elements are needed to have a revolution? How do historical revolutions from across the globe and generations compare with one another? This is an excellent activity that incorporates group work, source analysis, and an engaging...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Understand Power
Where does power come from, and why does it matter? This video will spark engaged thought and conversation amongst your class as it discusses the origins of power, how it's exercised, and what young learners can do to become powerful in...
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable