Which Shall We Pick?
Students compare and contrast the value of different organizations in their community. They listen to subjective and objective perspectives to make a decision. They use the decision-making process to decide which organization needs financial aid.
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Churchill's Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches
Winston Churchill speech delivered to the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks readers to explain how the repetition in the speech supports the main purpose of Churchill's address.
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bay of Pigs Invasion
A bright collage of photos, maps, and quotes open this video lecture, which details the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The most valuable part of this lecture, however, is hearing about the dynamics of the situation - why the US wanted to oust...
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Haitian Revolution (Part 2)
Picking up at the betrayal of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Charles LeClerc during the Haitian (Saint-Domingue) Revolution, this video details the ambiguity of the role of slavery in early 1800's France. Equipped with maps, images, and...
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History