This is the PowerPoint associated with the lesson 8 Tribes, 1 State.
Students will study various Native American tribes through a variety of activities, from a Power Point led discussion, to a study of Native American art. The lesson culminates with students putting on a Native American Art Show about the 8 recognized tribes.
Students will explore the various ways they can ensure their voices are heard regarding issues they care about. To help students appreciate their own value, intelligence, and potential as political actors (Anyon, 2005, p. 179) students will role play different ways of taking political action and reflect on ways to more effectively lobby for change.
Students will learn about North Carolina's little known eugenics program, as well as explore the constitutionality of state mandated sterilization by reviewing the NC Supreme Court case, In re Moore. Stidents will culminate this lesson by making recommendations on how the state should make amends for the program's past controversial actions, as well as examine actual consolation recoomendations recently made by the North Carolina's General Assembly.
Students will explore the Age of Enlightenment through a Power Point presentation and class discussion. Students will then further explore this period of history and its prominent figures by designing a dinner party for 12 Enlightenment thinkers. This project will encourage students to learn more about the period and the philosophers associated with it, as well as synthesize what they have learned while utilizing higher order thinking, group work skills, and creativity.
Albion W. Tourg spent his lifetime (1838--1905) dedicated to fighting for equality and justice, during a period when rights for many were severely restricted or entirely denied. In this lesson, students will learn about the life and contributions of Albion Tourg through class discussion, reading, and group work.
This is the PowerPoint for the lesson covering Albion Tourg & the Fight for Civil Rights.
Students will learn about the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and develop an understanding of the causes of Patriot resentment of the British. Students will experience emotions similar to those felt by colonists by participating in an experiential activity. Students are challenged to use their prior knowledge or they can research acts, issues, or events that contributed to the revolutionary spirit of America. They will then represent various opinions of the time by creating a political cartoon focused on a particular event, tax, act, or law.
Students will learn about the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and develop an understanding of the causes of Patriot resentment of the British. Students will experience emotions similar to those felt by colonists by participating in an experiential activity. They will then represent various opinions of the time by creating a political cartoon focused on a particular event, tax, act, or law.
Students will learn about the history behind Argentina's Dirty War through music, research, and discussion. Special attention is paid to the documentary film, Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity, which deals with the victims of the Dirty War as well as citizens who heroically stood up to the junta.
In a guided reading activity, students will gain an understanding of how the economic concepts of supply and demand can be used to explain the drastic increases in the price of oil. Then, assuming the roles of General Assembly representatives or lobbyists, students will participate in a committee simulation debating and voting on a proposed gasoline tax suspension bill.
Students will gain an understanding of the rights guaranteed to citizens in the Bill of Rights, the modern controversies that can arise from such rights, as well as the importance and relevance of the Bill of Rights to every individual by participating in role plays.
Students will explore the Supreme Court case Board of Education v. Earls, in which high school sophomore Lindsay Earls challenged her school's drug testing policy. Students will watch a documentary on the case, apply the Fourth Amendment to the case, and further their understanding by participation in activities such as creating an anti-drug campaign and a moot court or mock trial.
Students will learn about stereotypes associated with Muslims and then stereotypes associated with groups in their own school. Students will learn about Muslims - through an article and video clips - look for stereotypes/monoliths in their own schools and create a school campaign that attempts to fight these stereotypes using announcements and psoters.
This is the PowerPoint associated with the lesson plan entitled Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes.
Students become familiar with the three big economic indicators and the business cycle.
Students will learn about the events leading up to the Revolutionary War and develop an understanding of the causes of Patriot resentment of the British. Students will experience emotions similar to those felt by colonists by participating in an experiential activity and represent various opinions of the time by creating a political cartoon focused on a particular event, tax, act, or law.
Students will identify services provided by local government and determine which government departments are responsible for various services. They will then assume the roles of city council members and prioritize various government services, allocating mock resources accordingly. Finally, students will discuss the importance of being active citizens and participating in their local government.
Students will learn about the Civil War through a living timeline activity highlighting the major events occurring, from the 1861 attack on Fort Sumter to the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln. In partners, students will be assigned a particular event to research then develop and will then present a creative three-minute presentation teaching classmates about the significance and impact of the assigned topic.
Students assume the roles of detectives as they investigate the occurrences during the Salem Witch Trials. They also assume the roles of lawyers and explore the principles of American democracy through the documents and laws that are meant to protect citizens from such unjust treatment in modern history.