World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions

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Have you ever noticed a news story revolves around an essential question? Scholars research methods of reporting historical events. Working in groups, they use an interactive module to gather information on a historical topic, uncovering the main issues surrounding events in time. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Limit group sizes to three to facilitate collaboration
  • Watch a CNN report to gain insight into the essential question of the event
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a subscription to BrainPop
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Lesson is hands-on and interactive
  • Resource allows for collaborative, self-paced learning with video and Internet resources 
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