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Students mimic a town hall meeting as they share their perspectives on a topic.
Use this teaching strategy to help students learn how to take notes by identifying "key ideas" in one column and their "responses" in another column.
Students interview classmates to gather evidence and ideas about a topic as they practice being active listeners.
Support students’ tracking of new or important vocabulary by displaying these words in a shared space in the classroom.
Encourage all students to share their quick reactions to a question, topic, or text.
Students analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech and consider how they can respond to King's challenge to create a more just world.
Students explore the potential negative impact of images through the social media protest #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and develop a decision-making process for choosing imagery to represent controversial events.
Students consider how US history books, films, and other works of popular culture have misrepresented the history of the Reconstruction era.
Students view a short film about a third-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors and explore the questions it raises about obligation, memory, and family.
By comparing multiple versions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students gain insight into the motives of those who crafted it.
Students explore social conflict in a familiar setting through a case study set in a 7th grade classroom.
Students explore the historical basis for the modern human rights movement by examining the codes of ancient societies.