Explore the patterns of religion in the U.S. and world beyond the Puritan foundations found in The Scarlet Letter.
Explore the geographic context and spatial extent of the witch trials in the American colonies. Play: The Crucible by Arthur Mille
Learn about the Battle of Chancellorsville and how it is connected to Stephen Crane’s novel.
Discover how travel and life experiences influenced Mark Twain’s body of work. “Travel is fatal to prejudice.” – Mark Twain
Explore the geographic context of Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
Explore the essential services in a small American town in the early 1900s and compare the ser vices that are offered in a community today. Pair with Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
Among the ash heaps and millionaires explore the geographic and demographic context of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Explore the demographic and social context of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Explore the economic environmental and cultural influences in Steinbeck’s work.
Learn about the Hiroshima explosion and how the height of the explosion and its effects are linked. This activity investigates Hiroshima by John Hersey.
Explore the events leading up to and beyond Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Explore the ethnic diversity of U.S. states and neighborhoods. This activity explores The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
Explore banned books population density religion and global literacy related to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Explore Chris McCandless’ journey into the wilds of Alaska and the factors that led to his death. Book: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.
Learn how students can solve real-world problems through the power of invention and innovation. Check out these 18 lesson plans to explore inventions that are battling invasive species and climate change and building empathy in young people.
Proposed on June 4, 1919, it took more than a year for the 48 states to ratify the 19th Amendment, which became law when the Secretary of State announced the completion of the ratification process on August 26, 1920, officially giving women in the U.S. the right to vote.
How to Be a Nonconformist- have students read and then make comparisons between the article and Thoreau
Say “Jigsaw” in some teaching circles and no one will bat an eyelash. It’s one of those techniques that has been with us so long, it is no longer seen as new. When considering methods to share in my collection of instructional strategies, I ignored it for a long time because I assumed most people already knew how to use it. Still, I figured it was worth including at some point.
When I finally sat down to review the steps of Jigsaw, I came across a few surprises.
68.77.89 is designed for students in grades 9-12. It provides a set of 12 learning activities in 4 modules that meet Common Core, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate standards. The activities can be used as a set designed to be used together, or in single modules as free-standing lessons.Students will read excerpts of relevant literature, listen and watch excerpts of oral histories, view excerpts of media of the time, and respond to compelling questions to stimulate deep class discussion.
Students will be challenged to apply the lessons from the experiences of Czechs and Slovaks to better understand issues of democracy today and their responsibility for preserving democracy for the future.
- English Language Arts
- Political Science
- Social Science
- World History
- World Literature
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