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 In an OUT lesson, students contest, complicate, expand or vivify historical content in their textbook with primary source documents.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.
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.
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?”
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 [...]
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.
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.”
Looking at the “Trail of Tears” from a geographic and historic perspective, students will answer one essential question: Why did they cry?
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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