Where Can You Find a Good Mummy?
Students read an article about mummies from Egypt and other parts of the world, and they answer questions about what they have read. They conclude by writing questions they might ask if they were archaeologists looking for additional mummies.
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A Veterans Day Thank You Note
This Veterans Day inspire scholars to say thank you to a veteran. Here, learners discover key details about a specific war using an interactive timeline, and then write a thank you letter offering their gratitude to someone who risked...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Otzi: The Iceman Worksheet
Learners work together to research and present their findings on the 20th century archaeological phenomenon of Ötzi the Iceman! This is a well-organized worksheet that guides class members through researching the story of the find,...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Gayatri Spivak’s Can the Subaltern Speak?
Can you ever understand someone's experience without having lived it yourself? Gayatri Spivak's Can the Subaltern Speak? explores the dilemma of simplifying the experiences of those in oppressed or victimized situations by speaking for...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Can You Find in the Cabinet?
Looking in the cabinet can be fascinating! Examine the various departments of the Executive Cabinet in this group research project, which jigsaws so each small group has a different department and presents to the class. Groups create...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Can You Solve the Temple Riddle?
Curses, foiled again! Two members of your team have been cursed and will lie to you about the path out of the temple, but you must leave. How do you figure out the correct path? Ah, the riddle of the temple requires logic and educated...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Social Media Can Make History
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
16 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Science Can Answer Moral Questions
Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong, and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues...
24 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Country Solutions Step 2: The News and You
Source analysis is essential when trying to determine the major issues at stake in our community. Using the second in a series of nine lesson plans, your class members will practice how to properly approach reading news articles in order...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed