Who Wants To Be A "Globalnaire"?
Tenth graders research geography and the process of creating a Powerpoint presentation. In pairs, they design their own game show, writing geography questions, and creating a Powerpoint presentation for other students to play their game.
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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 Do You Want Your Country to be Like?
How would you like your country to be by 2020? What issues do you feel are most important, and how do those compare with your peers? Learners tackle questions regarding the evolving national and global culture of the twenty-first century...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Wants to Be an A Student: History
As a review of key history topics covered in high school, this resource could be used to test students knowledge of government, history and literature. Students answer questions in a game format, playing for imaginary money. This would...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Roland Barthes's Mythologies
Teenagers are the first to agree that they are the frontrunners in popular culture. But how much of their image is constructed by individualism, and how much of it have they bought from capitalistic sources? Roland...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment
How often do the minds of those in your class wander? Matt Killingsworth unpacks his research and illustrates a connection between mind wandering and unhappiness, explaining the inherent value of staying in the moment. Begin a discussion...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Want to be an Activist? Start with Your Toys
Who says you have to be famous to have your voice heard? A well-spoken 14-year-old tells her story of activism, and how it had a ripple effect that ended with toy company Hasbro inventing a whole new line of gender-neutral cooking...
5 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History
4 Lessons From Robots about Being Human
Who would have thought that inanimate robotics could actually teach us so much about being human? As Ken Goldberg describes his fascinating work and advancements in robotics, he simultaneously offers four valuable character lessons....
17 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable