Who Are the Peoples in Your Neighborhood?
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Students research and identify six cultural areas of Canada's First Peoples, organize geographic information on class chart, and draw conclusions about how regions and cultures within them are linked.
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Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Does Your Vote Count? The Electoral College Explained
What exactly is the electoral college and how does it operate in a presidential election? While this can seem confusing to young citizens, help demystify this body of individuals who are designated to formally elect the president and...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Poem in Your Pocket Day: Ideas for Celebrating
First instituted in New York City in 2002 and recognized nationwide in 2009, "Poem in Your Pocket Day" is part of National Poetry Month (April) and celebrates poetry in everyday life. A brief news story includes 9 ideas about how to...
K - 12th English Language Arts
The Pilgrims: European Plague in Native New England, 1616-1619
Before the Pilgrims' arrival to New England, a vicious plague swept across New England and wiped out over 50% of the Native American people from Maine to Massachusetts. Watch a video that examines this devastation and the role it played...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable