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Banning the Bomb
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about banning the bomb to answer the big question, "The Nuclear Game - how close was it?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Battle of Adwa
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On March 1, 1896, a massive Ethiopian army routed Italian forces at the Battle of Adwa. The battle marked the largest military triumph of an African state over a European army in the 19th century and helped Ethiopia retain its independence during Europe's "scramble for Africa." In this lesson students read three different textbook accounts of the battle - two American and one Ethiopian - to investigate the question: How did Ethiopia defeat Italy at the Battle of Adwa?

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Battle of the Somme
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The Battle of the Somme was a definitive campaign of the First World War. Unprecedented casualties resulted from intense trench warfare and new military technologies. In this lesson, students analyze and compare three different accounts of the battle?s first day -- one from a British journalist who paints a rosy picture of the Allied offensive and two from combatants that provide starkly different portraits of the event.

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Blockade 1948-9
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Blockade to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Wall 1961
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Wall to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Between Man and His God
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In this 3-4 day lesson, students will focus on how to read a text closely and how to analyze visual-based texts, using strategies such as partner work, guiding questions, and online sources.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UnboundEd Learning
Author:
UnboundEd
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights
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In this lesson students learn how Birth of a Nation reflected and influenced racial attitudes, and they analyze and evaluate the efforts of the NAACP to prohibit showing of the film.

Subject:
American History
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
The Bloom's Connection
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In this lesson, students engage in a process of reading using Bloom's Taxonomy in order to provide them with a tool to better understand whatever they are reading.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beacon Learning Center
Author:
Beacon Learning Center
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Board of Education v. Earls: The Fourth Amendment and Judicial Process
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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.

Subject:
American History
Civics and Economics
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Book Report Alternative: Creating Reading Excitement with Book Trailers
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After reading books, students share book talks through digital storytelling. First, students plan scripts and then find images to illustrate their scripts. They also add text, narration, music as well as pan and zoom effects. Finally, the joy of reading is prompted through the sharing of the students' digital stories.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bound Feet and Western Dress Reader's Guide
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In this Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide to Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang, students will explore the memoir that chronicles the life of Chang's great-aunt Yu-i in China, between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist revolution.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Random House for High School Teachers
Date Added:
05/20/2017
British Colonial Rule in India
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Using documents from the Garrison Family Papers (the anti-imperialism scrapbook of William Lloyd Garrison, Jr.) at Smith College, students will analyze the impact of British colonial rule in India and predict the outcome of India’s nationalist movement.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum
Author:
Carol M. Conti
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brochures: Writing for Audience and Purpose
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This brochure assignment teaches how shifting purposes and audiences can create change in a student’s writing. After exploring published brochures, students determine key questions, research a topic and work through the writing process to create their own informative brochure complete with visuals.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Deborah Dean
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brother, I'm Dying Reader's Guide
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In this Random House for High School Teachers reader's guide, the introduction, questions, and suggestions for further reading are intended to enhance student discussion of Edwidge Danticat's book, Brother, I'm Dying, a memoir of the tragedy and losses of a Haitian family and the hope of a new life in America.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Random House for High School Teachers
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Building Constituencies to Support or Oppose Policy
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This lesson introduces students to the importance of building a constituency to support or oppose public policies using the case study of the Montgomery Bus Boycott as an example. Students read primary documents from the boycott and discuss how the documents show how leaders tried to build support.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
01/30/2017
Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive
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After students examine primary photographs, maps, and other documents that depict Chicago at the turn of the century, they will anticipate Sandburg's description of and attitudes towards the city. After reading a short biography of the poet they will make further predictions about the poem, and identify ways Sandburg uses literary techniques to make vivid the Chicago he knew. The lesson concludes with a piece of writing in which students describe a favorite place.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cartoons for the Classroom
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This webpage has approximately 300 political cartoons and lessons for classroom use covering an variety of current events. Each cartoon has talking points, a blank cartoon students can caption and additional resources. Note* This lesson works well with the following cartoon evaluation resource (Cartoon Evaluation Worksheet): http://nieonline.com/cftc/pdfs/eval.pdf

Provider:
Cartoons for the Classroom
Date Added:
06/24/2019
The Cause of the Civil War?
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In this lesson, students will see that the Civil War did not have clearly defined moral and political lines and that, like every war, there were multiple sides to the story. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to analyze primary source Civil War letters in order to determine whether or not the Civil War was about slavery prior to the Emancipation Proclamation by completing a BCR (Brief Constructed Response - a single paragraph essay).

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Date Added:
05/11/2017