In this lesson, students will simulate the meeting of the Clover County Commissioners, gaining an active understanding of the importance of local government. Students will then examine youth voter apathy at the local level and brainstorm ideas on how to get young people engaged in voting.
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If students take away anything from Remarkable Journey, it is hopefully the incredible ways the Indian community has contributed to the progress, growth, diversity and richness of the state of North Carolina. In this activity (best conducted after students have been exposed to multiple clips or the entire film,) students will consider all that they have learned about India and its people then create movie poster for Remarkable Journey that they think best highlights these themes.
In this lesson, students will familiarize themselves with some basic facts about India that highlight its diversity. Students will then view excerpts from (or the entirety of) Remarkable Journey and utilize the filmâ€™s information as a jumping off point to learn about various aspects of Indian culture (food, music, film, clothing, dance, and religion.) Yet, despite such diversity, Asian Indian immigrants to North Carolina, fellow strangers in a strange land, often rely on their shared roots to build new and unified communities. Students will discuss this concept then use their discoveries to create a mural that exemplifies the theme: "India: Unity in Diversity."
India is a diverse land of religions and spirituality. It is not only the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, but numerous other faiths are practiced there, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and others. Through viewing clips from Remarkable Journey and completing the following activities, students will explore the various religions with connections to India, as well as the way Asian Indians have integrated their diverse religions into communities across North Carolina. As a culminating activity, students will delve further into one particular religion mentioned during class by creating a scrapbook of that religion.
In this lesson, students will consider immigration in general as well as through the specific lens of the Asian Indian immigrant experience by viewing clips from Remarkable Journey. Students will explore their own immigrant ancestry as they consider the concept of America as a "Nation of Immigrants," as well as the varying reasons for immigration throughout history, the varied experiences of immigrants, their relationship to the American Dream, and the misconceptions that often frame immigration in our society. As a culminating artistic activity, students will create an updated Statue of Liberty - a new design that addresses immigration, America as a "Nation of Immigrants," the concept of the "American Dream," and the related concepts addressed throughout the lesson.
This file is the PPT accompaniment for "Teaching Activities for Remarkable Journey." "Remarkable Journey: Founding the Asian Indian Community in North Carolina" is a documentary that illustrates the history, culture, lives, and contributions of Indian-Americans in North Carolina.
Preventing Voter Fraud or Encouraging Voter Suppression? Exploring North Carolina's Controversial Voter ID Law
In this lesson, students explore voting laws in North Carolina and weigh the pros and cons of bills like VIVA.
Students explore propaganda techniques as well as the concept of "spin" and discuss how politicians use these techniques to sway public opinion. Students will identify propaganda used in past and
current ads and create their own advertisement using an assigned propaganda technique.
Study guide for the "Remarkable Journey: Founding the Asian Indian Community in North Carolina," a documentary that illustrates the history, culture, lives, and contributions of Indian-Americans in North Carolina.
In this lesson, students critically examine the concept of representative democracy and its importance to American government. Students learn the difference between descriptive and agency representation as well as analyze the current demographic trends of the North Carolina General Assembly and United States Congress.