Students will discuss segregation over 150 years in America through the reading of excerpts from the Gettysburg Address, I Have a Dream, and some 21st Century segregation texts/ charts.
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Students will examine focused informational text to make inferences and support their inferences by citing documents. They will build concrete arguments from the inferences and conduct further research that culminates into a research paper and/or project.
This CCSS/C3 aligned lesson on the American Civil Rights movement utilizes the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) strategy of Opening Up the Textbook (OUT). In an OUT lesson, students contest, complicate, expand or vivify historical content in their textbook with primary source documents. This lesson focuses on the role of women in the Civil Rights Movement and their representation in textbook narratives. It utilizes a speech by Fannie Lou Hamer, vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (1964) and asks students to survey textbook coverage of the Civil Rights movement in order to critique the textbook narrative. The lesson concludes with students rewriting and redesigning textbook pages to include the voices of prominent women activists.
Students will examine various forms of earthquake data ranging from intensity, magnitude, and first person accounts to explore what factors contribute to the damage caused by earthquakes and how geologists use this information to pinpoint epicenters and focus of an earthquake. Students will analyze first person accounts and damage reports to determine earthquake intensity as well as looking at USGS data.
Students will discover history in new context. By reading “A Modest Proposal” students will think about the unthinkable as they discover some of the truths behind the Irish potato famine. At the same time they will explore figurative language and connotation and culminate with using these literary devices in their own writing. Students will read “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift and analyze/ break down words and phrases to determine true meaning. Students will use an analytical reading tool to monitor themselves while reading and work in pairs to analyze/ break down the literature. Students will then share out their “true meaning” of the text. The unit will end with the students incorporating figurative language and connotation in their own satirical writing.
This CCSS/C3 aligned lesson examines the delicate balance between government secrecy and government transparency and is intended to serve as a supplement to textbook/classroom instruction on the Vietnam & Watergate Era. This lesson focuses on student evaluation of primary source documents related to the Pentagon Papers and utilizes the reading practices of the historian: Sourcing, Contextualizing, Corroboration, and Close Reading.
The Berlin Wall was an enduring symbol of the political and philosophical divides between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Begun in 1961 by Soviet forces in East Berlin, the Wall stood for decades, only to suddenly fall during the reforms of perestroika and glasnost of Premier Gorbachev in 1989. [...]
The arts reflect the beliefs, feelings and ideas of those who create them. Studying the arts allows one to experience a time, place and/or personality of individuals or groups of people. This lesson examines the art of Jacob Lawrence along with other documents before and after that time and asks the students to discover and [...]
Through cooperative learning students explore and analyze documents containing information about the lives of Fredrick Douglas and Harriet Tubman.
Students take their stance on how the southern states, their leaders, and their citizens should be treated after the Civil War. With expanding perspectives, students also jigsaw to better understand opinions on the successes and failures of the Reconstruction efforts.
This lesson is designed to be used as a school-wide thematic unit or by individual content areas. Students engage in a specific topic related to love and create a poster or other Public Service Announcement (PSA) to tell the story of love within that topic
“Where does the water in the rivers come from?” “Where does it go?” “Who owns the water in rivers, reservoirs and aquifers?” As students investigate the science and geography of rivers, they will learn how people need and use rivers to sustain life. Students will also learn how the human/environmental interactions affect our water supply in both positive and negative ways. Finally, students will analyze water rights issues in some parts of the country.
Through the “Trade Game,” students experience the strategic methods associated with the global trade of oil. Students participate in the simulation without knowing its connections to oil consumption and trade until the conclusion of the game. Experiences and data collected during the “Trade Game” allow students to further explore the impact of oil on regions around the world.
How do cultures evolve over time to be different from other cultures? This is a question students will analyze in this lesson as they explore how different cultures utilize objects and food in a variety of ways. Students will compare and contrast the practices in one culture with their own.
How does a population change over time and what are the factors that impact a population? These are the questions students examine as they explore limiting factors such as food, water, and shelter and their impacts on population dynamics.
Students will examine the role of the government in alleviating these problems. Newly elected president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s solution was called the New Deal and it concentrated on what he called the three Rs; relief, recovery, and reform. Because of its many acronyms, the New Deal was nicknamed the “Alphabet Soup.” The students will investigate what was in that “soup” and how it helped its citizens and the economy.
Students will be asked to “speculate” in several of the activities helping them to better understand this term which is essential to the lesson. The focus of this lesson is for students to analyze the causes and effects of the “Crash of 1929” and predict one of its major outcomes, an economic depression known in history as the Great Depression.
This lesson discusses the essential question: “How is the current debate on immigration affecting me, my friends and family?”
In this lesson students practice graphing skills as they explore the significant economic and developmental growth of China and India in recent years. Students will make a series of line graphs to better analyze changes in the demographic strategies and transitions made by both countries. This is lesson will assist any science class in practicing the process skill of graphical analysis.
The war in Vietnam happened more than 50 years ago and impacted the social and political views of several generations in part due to images captured on film. Media coverage of the events in Vietnam brought the reality of war to living rooms across the nation every evening, including images of jungle villages burning, children [...]
Science, mathematics, and geography are just a few subjects that require students to analyze data on standardized tests yet graphical analysis is a process skill that students continue to struggle with. In, “Raising the Bar”, students practice graphing and graphical analysis for the purpose of discovering the characteristics of developed and developing countries. Exploration of [...]
This lesson looks at the effects of atmospheric conditions in landscape painting. We will be looking at components of aerial perspective as it applies to impressionist landscapes.
What is one way to gain a deep perspective and understanding of the history of Oklahoma? One suggestion is by reading, viewing, and listening to the works of its famous Oklahomans.
The project will allow students to apply the art elements of textures and overlap along with the art principle of emphasis. Students will study and critique the art of Juane Quick-to-see Smith and then construct their own protest poster on http://glogster.com.
How is the concept of “checks and balance” vital to the working of a democratic government? How is the concept of “separation of powers” connected to “checks and balances?”
What can students learn about elections and the electoral process by using the past presidential election of 2008? In what special way was this election historical?
Do you think you can name all of the ways in which the government (city, state, or federal) impacts your life on a daily basis? Students will be surprised to learn of the incredible control that governments have over their daily lives.
Using a non-threatening activity with numbers, students have to “walk” or search through the Constitution for answers, familiarizing themselves with the articles, amendments, branches of government and the Bill of Rights.
Is it possible for the events in the recent movies “Transformers” to actually happen?” How can this question lead into a discussion and study on the Industrial Revolution that occurred after the Civil War?
Analyzing cartoons is a fun way to learn about historical events and figures. How can Theodore Roosevelt’s expressive face be used to study events in history from the Civil War to the end of World War I?
How did the contributions made by German, Italian, Chinese, and Irish immigrants enrich the culture and traditions of the United States?
What misconceptions about Native American have been held by many Americans until recent years, because of the long-held belief in Manifest Destiny that God intended for United States to spread from Atlantic to Pacific Ocean?
What is the connection between the treatments of the freedman (former slaves) during Reconstruction after the Civil War to what happened to many African Americans after Hurricane Katrina?
How did the geography of the North and South impact how each section developed differently in their respective cultures, economies, and views on slavery? How did the failure of compromises on these issues lead to Civil War?
By studying and analyzing key events and inventions of the 1920s, students will determine how that era got its name, “The Roaring Twenties.”
The story of oil in Oklahoma has been one of “boom or bust.” How has this cycle of want and plenty, impacted the lives of Oklahomans in both positive and negative ways?
Looking at the “Trail of Tears” from a geographic and historic perspective, students will answer one essential question: Why did they cry?
The geography of Oklahoma is diverse with mesas, prairies, mountains, plateaus, forests and floodplains. How has this physical geography helped shape its pre-history, history and economy?
How did the economic role of government change from a “laissez-faire” theory, which means allowing industry to be free from government intervention to the “government bailouts” of today’s economy?
Through this lesson, students have the opportunity to explore a property of water, known as thermal expansion, which is a significant factor contributing to sea levels rising.
This lesson will encourage students to think about the basic questions about government. Students will begin to understand the philosophy of politics and of government.
Explore what is behind the environmental change and what creative solutions are being sought. Students have a unique opportunity to combine statistical analysis and persuasive writing skills as they survey their class and their community, attempting to understand their opinions about global warming.
In this interdisciplinary lesson, students explore earth’s changing landscape as global warming becomes more noticeable every year. Explore what is behind the environmental change and what creative solutions are being sought. Design and build a wind turbine, detailing the process, the advantages and disadvantages, refining the efficiency, and present findings. Explore barriers that slow the effort to change.
In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will consider previous knowledge of the environment and the effects of the combustion of fossil fuels. Utilizing media from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, students will explore the effects of fossil fuels in the national and statewide economy.
In this cross-curricular Social Studies/English lesson, students will examine the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl and the environmental and economic impact it had on the region. This lesson will equip students with enough information to engage in an informed conversation with leading experts around the state as a concluding assessment piece.
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