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Creating Your Own Original Interpretation of the UDHR
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How can visual aids enhance understanding of a complex topic? With the third of four lessons from the Introduction to the Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) set, scholars view illustrations online from the book We Are All Born Free and...
Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did humans and dinosaurs coexist? How do we know? Scholars dig in to the tools and methods researchers used to study the process of human evolution by watching a slideshow with embedded video clips. Pupils learn the importance of asking...
Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a...
African Artist El Anatsui as a Reflection of African Culture: Human Rights Issues and Activism Through Art
12th - Higher Ed
Students explore global issues through visual art analysis. In this African art lesson, students examine works by El Anatsui and discussing their human rights themes. Students then design lesson plans based on their findings.
The Origin of Life - Scientific Evidence
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Guess where the oldest rocks on Earth are found? And what do these rocks reveal about the age of the earth? Viewers of this short video analyze the age of the earth and explore the origin of life through geologic, chemical, and...
Digging for Humanity's Origins
16 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in...
Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board
Students develop a paper topic (in this case, the human impacts on sharks) that is peer reviewed by additional students answering guided questions. The original student must respond to the comments by the fellow classmates. All of the...
Push and Pull Factors and Human Rights
8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
What factors might make a person want to emigrate from their home country? What factors might make a person want to immigrate to a new country? Class members study the various waves of immigration to the US, looking at data about the...
Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version
5th CCSS: Designed
The eighth lesson plan in this series continues the focus on vocabulary and increasing young readers' awareness of academic language. Pairs of learners participate in a short vocabulary review activity called Interactive Words in which...