Students will hear about the economic, political, and social impacts of disease. Students hear about the shifting role of the state when it comes to coping with epidemics. They will listen to renowned U.S historians discuss how people understand the causes and experiences of disease in their own time. The historians delve into the impact of smallpox in New York at the turn of the 20th Century, and explore how diseases ravaged camps of slaves behind Union lines during and after the Civil War. Segments can be listened to seperately.
In this resource, students will learn about the immigration from China into Spain by watching a video and will examine the experiences of several successful immigrants. Additionally, students will discuss how immigration is not just an issue in the U.S. Finally, students will understand how to take an active part in discussions about a variety of familiar academic topics in complicated settings.
The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 12th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Language study is embedded in every 12th grade unit as students use annotation to closely review aspects of each text. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.
Who decides who among us is civilized? What rules should govern immigration into the United States? Whom should we let in? Keep out? What should we do about political refugees or children without papers? What if they would be a drain on our economy?
Students read William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest and write a short argument about who in the play is truly civilized.
Students participate in a mock trial in which they argue for or against granting asylum to a teenage refugee, and then they write arguments in favor of granting asylum to one refugee and against granting it to another.
Students read an Independent Reading text and write an informational essay about a global issue and how that relates to their book.
These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.
What role do national identity, custom, religion, and other locally held beliefs play in a world increasingly characterized by globalization?
How does Shakespeare’s view of human rights compare with that in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Who is civilized? Who decides what civilization is or how it’s defined?
How do we behave toward and acknowledge those whose culture is different from our own?
In this lesson, students will write about how their Independent Reading book addresses the unit’s Guiding Questions, and they’ll share their responses with a partner. Students will begin writing a narrative about a time when they were afraid. They’ll also discuss xenophobia.
In this lesson, students will share their drafts of their fear narratives and give feedback in small groups. They’ll have class time to revise and complete a final draft. They’ll revisit the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to see what the document says about immigrants and refugees.
What can passenger lists from ships arriving in North American colonies tell us about those who immigrated? And what can those characteristics tell us about life in the colonies themselves? In this lesson, students critically examine the passenger lists of ships headed to New England and Virginia to better understand English colonial life in the 1630s.
In this lesson, students will learn about immigration to the United States using primary sources: children's autobiographical stories and videos. In teams, students will practice their conversation and problem solving skills by reading the texts by determining the most important details for the five identified subtopics of the unit: causes, effects, challenges, emotions, and hopes. Students will document their findings in visual representations of each immigrant child. This is a 1 hour per day/4 day lesson.To conclude this lesson we will look at Dorthea Lange's image Children of the Weill Public School and use critical thinking skills to write a poem about the image.
This lesson will involve students in the process of identifying and labeling geography on a "blank" classroom World Map. The students will hear about historical and current immigration with pictorial representation and words to support students' understanding. Using these visuals, students have a deeper understanding of immigration around the world and are able to make inferences about cause and effect, feelings, time (era), and location. At the conclusion of this lesson, students will use what they learned to write a word pile poem about Dorthea Lange's photograph.
This reesource is designed to assist students in understanding immigration and determining reasons for an individual to relocate to another country, how an indvidiual would prepare for the relocation, and what items would be important for that relocation.Students will begin by listing 10 ways they would prepare fhe relocation to another country,, focusing on what skills and habits they shoud learn prior to leaving. They will state the reason for each skill.They will then begin listing up to 20 items they would pack to take with them to their new life, stating reasons for each. The graded portion of the project will include a power-point summary activity of the list, and the list itself.
This collection uses primary sources to explore immigration to the US and immigrant Americanization between 1880 and 1930. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
In the 1800s Irish immigrants to the United States faced intense discrimination. The treatment of the Irish raises the historical question of whether the Irish were considered "white" in the 19th century. In this lesson, students examine political cartoons, a Know-Nothing party speech, and a historian's account to consider how racial categories may be ambiguous and change over time.
The resource features a 24-page guide with questions, learning activities, quotations and commentaries to support and model students' responses. An audio guide offers insightful commentary on works in the exhibition and an image bank presents Brack's key works together with contextual and comparative images. Students can also take part in an interactive analysis of Brack's famous painting.
- Arts Education
- Visual Arts
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- Unit of Study
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- National Gallery of Victoria Education Staff
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ELL students will evaluate the benefits and costs of immigration. Students complete vocabulary, reading comprehension, and collaborative activites. Students read, write, speak, and listen English in this lesson.
In this lesson, students will understand who we are (as a country) by examining the different foods and customs that represent the different cultures and geographic areas of the country. Students will understand that their families (ancestors) participated in making the country what it is today. Students will examine the diversity within their own class and in other locations throughout the country.
The activities in this lesson invite students to focus on the characters fromÂ A Midsummer Night's Dream, to describe and analyze their conflicts, and then to watch how those conflicts get resolved.
This collection uses primary sources to explore Puerto Rican migration to the US. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
This collection uses primary sources to explore settlement houses during the Progressive Era. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.
A teachers guide for Spare Parts by Joshua Davis, including questions for comprehension, discussion prompts, and ideas for exercises and assignments to deepen understanding.
- English Language Arts
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- Farrar, Straus, and Giroux|Macmillan|Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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