What to teach: a chronological narrative
Students talk about the ineffectiveness of the chronological narratives found in world history text books. The Bradley Commission set out guidelines to help improve history textbooks by eliminating all unnecessary information.
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Refugees and Asylum Seekers
To gain a deeper understanding of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers, class members read stories written from the point of view of an emigrant, map the individual's journey, and note the human rights affected by each stage of the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Skill 18: Teach Others
The purpose of this exercise is to emphasize the importance of teaching others new skills and knowledge. After a brief whole-group discussion, pairs complete a handout on the types of information different individuals might teach someone...
2nd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
New Review Migrations and Intensification: Crash Course Big History #7
What happens when the earth reaches its carrying capacity of humans? As human populations grow, societies change from hunters and gatherers to agriculture to the industrial age and beyond. A video takes a global perspective of migration...
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophy - Epicurus
Imagine teaching at a school that focused on the study of happiness! A short video analysis discusses Epicurus and his philosophy of seeking true happiness, including the importance of friends, the value of helping others, and the...
5 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Western Civilizations, Chapter 21: What is a Nation? Territories, States, and Citizens
An interactive timeline gives scholars a chronological look at western civilization, just one of many fantastic learning strategies included in this online resource. Although designed to accompany a text, the site stands on its own. This...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
New Review Why Should You Read James Joyce's "Ulysses"?
What is Bloomsday? Why would thousands travel to Dublin on this day to visit sites depicted in a novel that is ridiculously hard to read? Why even bother with reading such a book? Find out by viewing a short video that suggests the...
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Say Hi to Haibun Fun
What is a haibun? With this interesting instructional activity, writers will experience the Japanese writing form haibun, identify elements important to Japanese writing styles, analyze a haibun, and compose their own. Different from the...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts