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Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East

For Teachers 4th
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing,...
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My Home of North Dakota

For Teachers 4th
Discuss the people, history and geography of North Dakota using this resource. Learners use a variety of sources to do research on North Dakota and present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation. They answer questions involving...
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Stories Behind Pacific Northwest First Nations' Images

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners investigate Canadian culture by examining mascots of the 2010 Olympics.  In this Canadian history lesson, students read a Vancouver Olympics guide to identify three Canadian mascots and their importance to the First Nations...
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Early American Tin Punch Ornament

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the types of materials early settlers used for their windows. Using everyday materials, they create tin punch ornaments using a cutout pattern. They share their ornaments with the class and research more of the natives...
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
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The Alamo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the Battle of the Alamo in depth. In this research skills lesson, students visit the Alamo de Parras website to examine issues related to the battle that took place in 1836. Young scholars analyze comment strands on...
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Pakistan: Country and Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the culture and history of Pakistan. In this Pakistan lesson, students compare their lives to the live of Pakistanis as they locate it geographically and research the lives of teens there. Students examine the culture of...
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Common People of the American Revolution

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the people of the American Revolution.  In this American History activity, 11th graders participate in a simulation that explains the different people of this time. 
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Economic Crisis in Argentina

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the history, people, and the economy of Argentina. They complete a Webquest, explore various websites, answer discussion questions, and identify and read newspaper articles about local businesses that export goods to...
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Discovery of America

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars examine the European conquest of North America. They participate in activities which allow them to discover the indigenous peoples of the region. They also place events in chrongological order.
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Developing Cultural Awareness through Mexican Folktales

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the culture of Mexico through folktales. They identify cultural differences and similarities through the reading of folktales. Students create pocket books related to Mexican folklore. They read and discuss literary...
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Digging, Smelting and Forging: But Why in Pennsylvania

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the history of the iron industry in Pennsylvania. In this iron industry lesson, students learn about Israel Acrilius and his role in the iron industry. Students identify natural resources used in forging iron. Students...
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Taking it to the Streets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the concept of cultural diffusion. They give examples of cultural diffusion throughout history; e.g. the development of Cuban music and dance. Students explain how cultural diffusion impacts civilizations, past and...
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Today We Encountered the White Man

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars analyze and interpret artifacts and a timeline to get specific information.  In this timeline lesson plan students work in groups to research an Indian tribe and write an information piece of their research. 
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Country: Afghanistan

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students conduct Internet research to discover the history, culture and religion of Afghanistan. They visit a student-created site that includes a quiz and word search.
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Voyage to the New World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the exploration of the New World. They write a descriptive account of the first encounter between Europeans and Native Americans, analyze and label maps, plot Columbus's journey on a map, and write a chapter summary.
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Cultures Around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research, using the Internet, cultures of the world. They identify countries, their currency, holidays, climate and societal information. They look at the distance of international cities from their hometown.
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Active Citizenship

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students think critically and then present the information they have researched about the government.
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Korean Road Trip

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research the geographical regions of Korea. They plan a hypothetical road trip that could be taken in the country. Students also write a study journal for the trip that records possible events that could take place.
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Central And South America And Their Ancient Civilizations

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to lectures on the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. They construct a mask base and then decorate it in thirds with symbols meaningful to each of the three cultures being studied.

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