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Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...
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Finding out about Gallery 33

For Students 8th - 12th
While these worksheets are specific for use while visiting the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, they could be used to guide nearly any museum trip. Questions focus on human activity, symbolism, culture, religion, and society as they...
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Diversity - Grade 9

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the diversity of the First Nations cultures in Canada. In this cultural diversity lesson, 9th graders research the cultural groups of the First Nations and share their findings with their classmates.
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Storytelling and Folklore

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Stories are passed down orally in many cultures. Learn about the ways that storytelling can shape a society with a reading passage about Native American folklore and myths. After they finish reading, kids complete five reading...
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One Mountain, Many Cultures

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Americans may think of Mount Everest as a region dedicated to adventurous hikers, but many cultures have flourished there! Learners read informative books, watch videos, participate in classroom discussion, analyze folk tales, and...
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Cultural Diversity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this cultural diversity worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer questions and answer 14 fill in the blank questions regarding the components of culture.
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Cultural Contact and Exchange

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discuss "culture" and "popular culture." They select from a list of examples of "popular culture" a topic for research. Students share their results with their classmates. The post assessment piece of this assignment asks...
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Slave Culture during the Age of Jackson

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students consider slave culture during the time of Andrew Jackson. In this lesson plan on slavery, students watch a PowerPoint presentation, take notes, then analyze an extensive list of primary sources in order to understand what and...
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Religions of the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions,...
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Comparative Religions: Islam

For Students 7th - 10th
Engage theologians through online text resources during this comparative religions activity. Designed to interact with the online Glencoe text World History, there are many free tools on this site that stand alone. Scholars read the...
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Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners determine their own perspective on women's empowerment then compare it to how it is seen in Syria. They watch a four documentary clips, discuss what they've seen, then answer two short essay questions. Excellent resource links...
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
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Islam: History, Values, and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Providing a thorough outline in the first few slides, this presentation takes viewers through the history and characteristics of Islam. Especially helpful are the slides that clear up common misconceptions about Islam, such as the...
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The Eyes Have It: Learning About Cultures Using Photos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars focus on determining what the characteristics of culture are. They look for these characteristics in a set of photos. They complete a worksheet imbedded in this plan.
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Trade Spreads Indian Religions and Culture

For Teachers 11th - 12th
India's religion and cultural practices spread as trade and desire for their resources increased. Examine the shifts in Buddhism, Hinduism, and regional cultures that came with the spread of Indian trade. This presentation could be an...
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A New Urban Culture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Life changed drastically in America at the turn of the century. Discover the music, literature, social issues and reforms related to the urban culture associated with mass immigration from Eastern European countries. 
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Feudal Japan

For Teachers 7th - 10th
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other...
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The Five Pillars of Islam

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In order to better understand Muslim civilization, culture, and politics one must first familiarize themselves on the 5 Pillars of Islam, ideas which dominate much of Muslim societal and cultural norms. Provide your learners with a...
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Collage and Photomontage

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss collage and photomontage techniques and artists, and how the art form can convey cultural or current issues. They research a collage artist, then design a topical or personally symbolic collage. Present their...
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Lesson: From Dark to Light

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Art and culture go hand-in-hand. And, each works to represent the beliefs of its creators. Looking at the hand-carved piece Death Cart, learners explore the nature of Holy Week processions. They examine the piece, research the practice...
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African Ideas of the Afterlife and Beloved

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine African cultural ideas about death and the afterlife by reading and answering questions about passages from Beloved.
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Islamic Society: A Lesson in Surrender

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the third pillar of Islam. They discover the influence of Islamic ideas and practices on other cultures, Explore the various meanings of social group and the ways that each group functions. Then, they research the...
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Values and Practices of the Faith

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After watching a PBS film titled "Frontline: Muslims," students analyze various quotes from the film with a graphic organizer. Several categories, including "Individual Expressions of Faith," "Unity and Diversity Among Muslims," and...
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Cultural Common Ground Gets Harder to Come By

For Students 7th - 8th
Fractured or fragmented? Are Americans at risk of losing a common culture? Has the seemingly infinite number of choices available to American media users created cultural divides or given people a chance to experience a wide variety of...