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Images, Empathy, and the Humanitarian Impulse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study humanitarian intervention and its role in society.  In this politics lesson students view a video on Darfur and discuss what they learned. 
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The Crisis in Darfur

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the history and current humanitarian crisis occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. In small groups, they conduct Internet research, answer discussion questions, and present their findings to the class.
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Inspirational Canadian Humanitarians And Activists

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the concept of being a humanitarian or hero. They conduct research about the concept looking for historical figures in which the traits of a hero or humanitarian is displayed. Once people are found then...
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Do Individuals Matter?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work together to discuss the benefits of choosing a career in business verses a humanitarian career. They identify the values and knowledge needed in each career. They share their thoughts with the class and answers questions.
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the causes of the Johnstown flood and the reasons that people ignored the potential for disasters such as the flood. The humanitarian responses to such disasters are examined. Local disasters that have occurred in the...
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When is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze different foreign policies to derive their own idea of what constitutes appropriate intervention by a government. They complete a detailed proposal for their own Declaration of Human Rights.
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Humanitarian Issues in Afghanistan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the difficulties being faced by Afghan society, specifically by women and children. They discover what different aid agencies are doing to resolve these difficulties. They present to the class any initiatives they...
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Drafting Board: Military Intervention

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Should countries use their militaries to stop humanitarian crises in other countries? Learners make claims, organize their reasoning, and provide evidence for their arguments with this rich resource.
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Birmingham, Fall 1963

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Can any good come from acts of evil? The 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and the eventual outcomes of the tragedy, are the focus of a lesson that asks groups to examine primary source documents...
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson...
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When Disaster Strikes: Flooding in Pakistan

For Teachers K - 12th
Students complete various activities after reading about flooding in Pakistan. In this activity on humanitarian efforts, students read about flooding that occurred in Pakistan, discuss what they have read, and synthesize the information...
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HI-02-01 Somalia: A Failed Intervention?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study ethics and the importance on humanitarian interventions.  In this lecture lesson students read case studies and answer questions regarding the importance of government and humanitarian interventions then watch a film...
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From the Right to Intervene to the Responsibility to Protect

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine humanitarian work and how it has evolved.  In this humanitarian lesson students complete an in class activity then discuss their findings.
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Holding Out for a Hero: Roberto Clemente

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students brainstorm lists of heroes, heroic qualities, and ways to pay tribute to heroes. In this Holding Out for a Hero lesson, students record Clemente's heroic attributes as athlete ad humanitarian. After visiting the Beyond Baseball...
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Heaven or Groundhog Day?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What qualities are required to transform a person from selfishness to humanitarianism? Class members ponder this question as they read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer, examine Kohlberg's States of Moral Development...
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Voices of Iraqi Refugees

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
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Einstein in Time

For Students 6th - 12th
Einstein sure had an interesting life. Using a remote learning resource, pupils examine a timeline of Einstein's life. They learn about the major scientific discoveries as well as humanitarian and social work. Additionally, they read...
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Herbert Hoover: Iowa Farm Boy an World Humanitarian

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students research Herbert Hoover's life and how he became known as a "Great Humanitarian." Students use images and historic places in their research.
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Was the Iraq War a "Humanitarian Intervention?"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students debate the intent of the Iraq war.  In this humanitarian intervention lesson plan, students each research a view point and defend it in a class room debate.  Students defend the views points of Terry Nardin or Fernando Tesón.
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Humanitarian Aid in Iraq

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the impact of the Iraqi war on the civilian population in Iraq. They read an article, participate in class discussion and consider efforts that are being made to alleviate difficult conditions.
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Mother Teresa

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the life of Mother Teresa and her contributions to humanitarian services. They listen to a guest speaker, listen to a teacher-led lecture, write an essay, complete journal entries, and participate in a service...
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Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is containing a conflict possible in the Horn of Africa? Young peacekeepers engage in a simulation that examines the multi-faceted conflict that exists between the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Representatives from ten countries in...
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Where Is Home?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Gabriel and Aluel have finally made it to an international refugee camp. However, Aluel is not allowed to attend school. Pupils examine why and argue for her right to an education using documents from international law. Then, they make...
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The Poetry of Giving

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Learn about philanthropy and poetic conventions with an inclusive instructional activity about Bill Gates. After learning about Mr. Gates' humanitarian efforts in the world, sixth graders use alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm,...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Taking Action

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students create a human rights project based on their lesson with Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this human rights lesson, students participate in a humanitarian gesture as volunteers by creating a human rights...
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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Sudan -- Efforts to Avert Genocide in the Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine current events in Sudan and their efforts to prevent another genocide. They identify the roles of different humanitarian organizations in the area. They research the efforts to bring those accused of genocide to justice.
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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study Eleanor Roosevelt's spirit, personal style, and humanitarian efforts. They investigate their own community for volunteer organizations dedicated to helping others.
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Emergency? Ask A Kid!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What is an actual emergency situation and what should you do to prepare for it? Learners will identify a variety of emergency situations and the appropriate way to address first aid concerns to minimize injuries. They will also discover...
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War in Iraq: Project Suggestions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners participate in a service-learning project pertaining to the war in Iraq. In this service-learning lesson, students participate in up to 12 activities that require them to collaborate and discover facts regarding the war in Iraq....
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The Humanitarian Side of Architecture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the role that architects play in rebuilding communities after natural disasters. They investigate the aftermath of the 1906 California earthquake and fires, and current day efforts to rebuild communities after natural...
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Suffering in Sudan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students investigate the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan. They examine the make up of the rebel groups involved in the fighting and the attempts to resolve the conflict.
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Stealing Second: History in the Making

For Teachers 5th - 12th
In this Stealing Second: History in the Making lesson, learners evaluate the internet and newspaper as separate and credible resources. Students analyze Clemente as a baseball player and humanitarian. Learners create a class timeline...
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Applying Elements of the Graphic Novel to Traditional Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, provides a series of exercises designed to be used with a reading of the graphic novel version of Hosseini’s The Kite Runner....
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Southern Secession and Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Election

For Teachers 6th - 8th
President Abraham Lincoln: a true humanitarian or a savvy politician? The lesson plan focuses on Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the secession of the southern states. Academics interpret how Lincoln's presidential platform promoting...
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Amnesty International and Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discover the mission of Amnesty International. For this human rights lesson, students read literature about the social justice organization and then compose letters on behalf of those suffering from human rights...
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The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
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Environmental Security and Ecological Intervention

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine environmental changes .  In this investigative lesson students view a film then complete and activity that includes a debate. 
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Eleanor Roosevelt, A Leader Who Helps People

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students are introduced to Eleanor Roosevelt the person. They are introduced to how she cared about people. Students are introduced to the concept of leadership. They write a poem about Eleanor Roosevelt as a leader, or they write a...
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Government Conflicts and Collaboration Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
What happens when communication is not just between two people, but within a much larger organization? Learners explore the interactions between groups, governments, and companies with a instructional activity that focuses on the...
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Immigration

For Teachers 7th Standards
There are likely members of your class who are immigrants to your country, and even more of them whose parents, grandparents, or great grandparents left their countries to find a new life. Teach seventh graders about treating immigrants...
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Honoring an Organization that Brings Relief to Our Nation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Acknowledge the importance of Red Cross Month in your classroom with these awareness activities.
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Dr. Barnardo 1845-1900

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Meet a Victorian Era philanthropist who helped over 8,000 children in his lifetime. Read about the life and accomplishments of Dr. Barnardo, an advocate for child welfare, in a time of increased child poverty and homelessness. 
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South Caroline Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students consider voices of the Holocaust. For this human rights lesson, students discover several brave individuals who are now honored for their humanitarian efforts during the Holocaust. Students read and engage in class discussions...
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Jimmy Carter: Civic Action, Lesson 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Inspired by the humanitarian work of President Jimmy Carter after he left office, high schoolers explore the history of civic action in the United States and generate ideas about problems at the local, national, and international levels....
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Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fabulous activity on the life of Clara Barton awaits your class. They describe how Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, and the role it played in organizing help for those in need. Additionally, young historians explain how...
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Boating Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 3 - First Aid

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the basic first aid supplies that should be on a boat? What should be done when someone stops breathing and/or their heart stops beating? Lesson three is only one of twenty-two lessons on boat safety. This lesson is about first...
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Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are introduced to governmental and humanitarian responses to disasters. They research organizations such as FEMA and the Red Cross. They examine their local National Guard unit as well.
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A Day in the Life of a Homeless Person

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners examine the day in the life of a homeless person. In this humanitarian instructional activity, students examine the life of a homeless person while discovering the importance of social justice in our society.
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International Children's Rights Organizations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Distinguish specific historical aspects of international organizations and identify the role played by international organizations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, International Labor Organization, Human Rights Watch and Child...
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"Disregard of precedent and faith in possibility": Clara Barton

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify with and analyze the life and work of Clara Barton as well as about the founding and work of the American and International Red Cross, through the writing and production of a series of dramatic sketches based on their...
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Credit to the Nation: Human Rights Cards

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the lives of refugees. In this human rights lesson plan, students use the provided refugee cards to play games that require them to learn details about the lives of the refugees. 
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Charity throughout History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ever stop to think about why charities exist and when they started? Take a second to look through history and discover that giving has been apart of human society since ancient Rome. Jump to the US to uncover facts about our first...
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Who Will We Become?

For Students 6th - 8th
Scholars follow along on Gabriel and Aleul's journey to America and their struggle to continue their education while assimilating into American society. Learners explore themes relating to human rights and the struggles of displaced...
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State Sovereignty and the Ethics of Intervention

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the history, ethics, politics and law of state sovereignty and its limits.  In this investigative lesson students listen to a lecture, discuss then complete a few assignments. 
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Creating a Human Rights Community

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work together to create lists of rights and responsibilities that set a standard of behavior to foster human rights in their community. They participate in class discussions, draft a plan of action to establish these behaviors...
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Activists for Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students research prominent human rights activists from U.S. history. They report the biographical facts of their subject along with information on the causes he or she represented. Students also examine local human rights issues and...
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Genocide, Sovereignty, Humanitarian Intervention and Accountability

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the attempts by various countries to genocide their members. In groups, they compare and contrast the responses by the other countries of the world to stop the genocide. They also identify cases in which the...
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Mapping the Effects of War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners examine how war can lead to environmental health crises. They read an article, conduct research on a region from the article, and create a poster to depict the geographic region and the environmental health effects of the conflict.
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At Risk!: International Development Board Game

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders participate in a role-playing game to discover the difficulties facing developing nations. Through the game, an adaptation of "Risk," they explore themes dealing with global poverty, humanitarian assistance, international...
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War Fair

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students gather a general understanding of terms related to international rules of warfare and human rights, then discuss hypothetical applications of those rules. They write letters expressing their opinion on the current application of...
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Letter Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss civil rights and research organizations such as UNICEF and Amnesty International. The class adopts a concern and participates in a letter writing campaign to support their chosen cause.
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Using the Amnesty Interactive CD-ROM

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view the Amnesty Interactive CD-ROM and investigate different aspects of human rights around the world. They identify people who have contributed to human rights, documents from ancient to modern times that have contributed to...
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Rights Abuses Around the World: What Can We Do?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars read about an Urgent Action information sheet from Amnesty International and a petition about human rights abuses against sexual minorities outside the USA. They discuss the situation, read about other similar cases and...
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Women's History: Clara Barton

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate Clara Barton's contributions to society. In this Clara Barton lesson plan, students watch videos, listen to lectures, and conduct research regarding Clara Barton's life and her possible authorship of a Civil War...
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Cold War-Atomic Weapons

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore how nuclear weapons have affected the actions of nations around the world. They identify the countries that have nuclear weapons and discuss the humanitarian issues with nuclear weapons. Students create a "Doomsday...
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Genocide

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine human genocide. In this genocide lesson, 12th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture about genocide and then research specific historical events. Students present their research findings to their peers.
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Rights Auction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
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Far From Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A timely and provocative lesson inspires high schoolers to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis. They analyze a compelling photo essay before discussing and writing about it.
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Camp Aliceville: The Story of WWII Prisoners of War Who Came to Alabama

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
POW camps in the United states? In Alabama? The German POW camp in Aliceville, Alabama is used as the focus of a study of the more than 700 camps built in the US during World War II.
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International Aid and Fragile States

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"States suffering from internal conflict, weak infrastructures, lack of economic development, and general instability are emerging as a large threat to the international security." What factors contribute to the creation of a fragile...
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After the Quake: Preserving the Artifacts of Kathmandu

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
On April 28, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake ruptured the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites are located in this valley. The efforts of experts and archeologists to restore three of them—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 7

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take your class on an underwater adventure. The final installment in a seven-part series involving salt and freshwater bodies takes junior oceanographers below the surface in...
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Inventing a Better World

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From play pumps that provide clean water to shoes made from trash, innovators change the world one invention at a time. After researching various inventions, young entrepreneurs develop their own. Extension opportunities include prompts...
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History and Literature on Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a historical event containing a controversial topic. After collecting and organizing information, they develop a presentation for their part in a mock trial. Students perform as the judge, jury, defense, witness, and...
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The Battle for Derby Bus Station

For Students 7th - 11th
Ever heard of the battle to save the Derby Bus Station? Built in 1933 by Charles Herbert Aslin, its art deco design was unique and The Beatles once dined at the café. The station closed in October 2005 and was scheduled for demolition...
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Crisis in Sudan: Responding to Medical Emergencies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the crisis in Sudan. They identify the medical situation in the region and discover how they respond to emergencies. They research diseases that are prevalent in the region as well.
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Breaking News English: Martti Ahtisaari's Nobel Peace Prize

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Martti Ahtissari's Nobel Peace Prize worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer...
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The Declaration of War Against Japan and Just War Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the attack on Pearl Harbor and how it changed the history of the United States. After watching a video from "The War", they discuss the characteristics of a "just war" and identify the laws in international warfare. ...
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American Responses to the Armenian Genocide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine World War I war crimes. In this world history instructional activity, learners use primary and secondary sources to research and understand the action taken by the United States during the Armenian Genocide. Young...
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United Nations Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this United Nations Day worksheet, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order,...
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Red Cross/Red Crescent Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Red Cross/Red Crescent Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, unscramble the words, sequencing, unscramble the...
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Migration

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students investigate migration issues. In this global studies lesson, students examine photographs that feature migrants from Canary Island and their movement to Spain by smugglers. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and discuss how...
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at earthquakes. In this earthquake lesson, students investigate the causes of Kashmir earthquake and the impact of the earthquake. Students also consider aid efforts in the aftermath of earthquakes.
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Tsunami

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the impact of tsunamis. In this tsunami lesson, students read clues and use critical thinking skills to determine why the HMS Chatham was diverted from Dubai in 2004. Students also research tsunamis and create...
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Westward Expansion (1807-1912)

For Students 7th - 12th
For this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the Westward Expansion in the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: A Call to Action

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events learning exercise, students analyze a political cartoon about about the state of Sudan. Students then respond to 3 short answer questions.
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Lincoln, the Great Emancipator?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the motivating factors that prompted Lincoln to draft the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. They examine Lincoln's social and political beliefs, particularly as they pertained to slavery and race in the United States.
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Les Mis'rables

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read, understand, and enjoy Les Miserables. They improve their skills in literary analysis, writing, and listening. Through the study of biblical and historical allusions, symbols, metaphors, and other figurative language, they...
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Women's History Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this women in history worksheet, students read the words and then circle the correct definition for the words. Students complete 7 examples.
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War and International Law America’s Foreign Policy: Military Intervention

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze America's foreign policy. In this military intervention lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on U.S. military interventions since 1989. Students respond to discussion questions about the...
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SOS from Sudan

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students examine the Darfur crisis. In this current events lesson, students visit selected websites to discover details about the history of Sudan, ethnic cleansing by the Arab Janjaweed militias, and the condition of children caught in...
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The Terror of Their Ways

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine human rights abuses. In this contemporary history lesson plan, students investigate violations against human rights during war. Students discuss the work of the Red Cross and Amnesty International in promoting human...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Drawing Attention

For Students 8th - 12th
For this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons about the scores of people dying in Sudan. Students respond to 5 talking point questions.
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Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and then research countries which have had human right violations.
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Are These Human Right Violations?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using the Declaration of Human Rights and the United States Constitution as reference tools, class members examine 14 scenarios to decide if the situation represents a violation of human rights, and if these same rights are protected by...
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Lesson Plan on Refugees

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the issue of "human rights" and discuss world events/situations in which human rights are in question. They determine their own needs and wants and simulate the experience of being a refugee having to leave their home. ...
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The Mission of the Red Cross

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore and discus the mission aims of the International Committee of the Red Cross. They draft a letter about the work of the ICRC to the US Secretary of Defense which includes personal opinions on: the mission of the...
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Breaking News English: A Million Flee Pakistan-Taliban Fighting

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English instructional activity, students read "A Million Flee Pakistan-Taliban Fighting," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Zimbabwe's Homeless Ignored

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Zimbabwe's Homeless Ignored," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Unity and the United Nations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners identify current world crisis. They explore UN policies in dealing with them. Students access the individual U.S, involvement in each case through research analysis. They become aware of the role of the United Nations in our...
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Bridging the gap between the U.S. and Cuba

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the events that led to the strained relationship between Cuba and the United States.  In this US History instructional activity, 11th graders create an illustrated timeline of Cuba-U.S. relations.  Students write...
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100 Great English Oxymorons - Phrases That Contradict Themselves!

For Students 6th - 8th
In this oxymoron worksheet, students test their vocabulary skills by reading and identifying the contradiction in each of the given phrases.
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Breaking News English: UN Appeals for More Pakistan Aid

For Students 5th - 7th
For this ESL comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to the passage, then complete a variety of warm up, before listening/reading, while reading/listening, listening, after reading, homework and discussion activities. 
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Breaking News English: 3.8 Million Kenyans in Need of Food Aid

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "3.8 Million Kenyans in Need of Food Aid," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: Zimbabwe's Homeless Ignored

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Zimbabwe's Homeless Ignored," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Breaking News English: 50,000 Dead - US Token Aid

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "50,000 Dead - US Token Aid," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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The Rwanda Commemoration Project: Genocide in Our Time

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students define the word genocide and explain the key events in Rwanda history. In groups, they explain the relationship between the Tutsis and Hutus and read the first hand account of a young victim in the genocide. They research the...
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Current Events Scavenger Hunt -- Linking the Classroom and the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students begin to become aware of issues from around the world. Using various types of media, they discover how the same issue is showing in different countries. In groups, they focus on how Canada is shown differently through the media...
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Korean Non-Governmental Organizations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the work of South Koreans working to make the world a better place. In this non-governmental organizations activity, students research the public service work of South Koreans and use their findings to create an...
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Fill in the Gerund with the Correct Preposition

For Students 4th - 7th
Kids demonstrate their understanding of gerunds by providing the correct preposition and the noun form of the verb indicated in a series of 30 sentences.
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What's Occurring in Sudan?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in an activity designed to show them how minority groups are discriminated against in Sudan. In groups, they read stories about the Sudanese rebellion and complete worksheets.
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George Washington Carver

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students learn and research the life of George Washington Carver.  In this historical figures lesson, students read a book on George Washington Carver, discuss his character and the challenges he faced in becoming a botanist.  Students...
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Lesson Plan on Indigenous Children

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore indigenous, traditional and tribal cultures--their rights, protections by law, and obstacles as a people. In groups, they form their own activist groups to contribute to the global effort to preserve indigenous cultures.
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Making Sense of World Conflicts: Is it War?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students compare and contrast the meanings of the terms "conflict" and "war." In this world conflict lesson, students respond to discussion questions that require them to determine when a conflict becomes a war.
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Munich: Peace in Our Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Munich Agreement. In this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Students discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
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Mock Tribunal in Action

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners role-play as members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They participate as members of the prosecution, defense, and other parties involved with the trial of alleged war criminals.
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"Going Green": How We're Building a Better World

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students can learn about "green" building with these lessons and activities.
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The U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba

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Students examine perspectives for and against the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, develop a position on the embargo and articulate viewpoints in a public forum.
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Darfur and the Janjaweed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students have probably heard about the crisis in Sudan on the news, and this instructional activity offers them both background and current information (as of August 2004) about the situation in Darfur.
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Nigerian Elections Critical Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the recent history of Nigeria and determine how its history and geography have effect current events in the area. They look at the challenges facing Nigeria as a new democracy and a developing nation. They determine...
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Grappling with Trade-Offs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are divided into groups representing different departments of the United States government. They identify the goals and needs of their department. They present their information to the class and answers comprehension questions.
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El Dia de Los Muertos: Mexican Celebrations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research Spanish speaking individuals and the holiday, The Day of the Dead, using Internet and print resources. They orally present their research. Students engage in Mexican traditions by making either a lapida (headstone) or...
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The Genocide Teaching Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate what genocide is as well as places that it is found in the 20th century. They trace the history of genocide back to the events that occurred in Sudan's history. Brainstorming ways to prevent the ongoing conflicts and...
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Planning for and Surviving Earthquakes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers work in small groups to explore the FEMA for Kids site. They take the role of FEMA officials. Student list three items they may need to survive an earthquake. They complete a worksheet and discuss their results with the...
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

For Students 4th - 6th
This fabulous worksheet has students listen to the song by U2, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." Students underline all lines with present perfect tense in them, and list which participles are regular and irregular. They find...
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Connection to Social Studies: Linus Pauling: A Life Well Spent

For Students 9th - 11th
In this atomic energy worksheet, students read about Linus Pauling, who spent years making the public aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons. They answer questions about his work and the social responsibility he took on which led to the...
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Let's Learn about India

For Teachers 2nd
Students participate in several activities to understand the culture and geography of India. In this India lesson, locate India and its important mountain ranges and rivers. Students act out the caste system in India. Students research...
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World Vegetarian Day

For Students 4th - 8th
In this World Vegetarian Day worksheet, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order,...
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Globalization: Darfur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the conflict in Darfur. For this global studies lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture about how history, geopolitics, and international law have contributed to the conflict. Young scholars...
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Michael Jackson Lessons: A Cross-Curricular Experience

For Teachers 4th - 12th
By learning about Michael Jackson through these lesson plans, students can explore history, science, math, etc . . .
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Lesson Plan on Tolerance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, through discussion, internet and video resources, study the history of Northern Ireland and the religious segregation between Catholics and Protestants. They evaluate the current political situation and predict what the future...
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Iraq: War and Peace Activities

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students recognize world issues and discuss them. In this Iraqi War instructional activity, students develop questions after a discussion of the Iraqi War. Students divide their questions into categories based on the possibility of...
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Civil Disobedience Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate incidences of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience lesson, students watch a video and read a newspaper article on civil disobedience. Then, in groups, they search a current newspaper for examples of...
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Alternative Discussion Formats: History and Literature on Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are given a person who is going to be on trial. As a class, they determine what the person should be charged with and develop a pro and con statement for them. Using the internet, they research the topic and participate in a...
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Haiti – International Rescue

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the problems that exist in Haiti after the earthquake. In this disaster recovery lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided questions. Students create a presentation about the international rescue in...
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Angela Jolie

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Angelina Jolie and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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How 9/11 Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the U.S. foreign policy and the components they consider important. They read and discuss President George W. Bush's speech of November 10, 2001. Students locate and mark countries President Bush identified in his...
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Word Power - Collocations

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this newspaper worksheet, students match phrases with their definitions that often appear in the newspaper. Students complete 10 matches.
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Good Inventions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore global challenges and technological solutions to them. They curate a related museum exhibit titled 'Technology Benefiting Humanity.'
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Talk About a Hero or Heroine

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students appreciate the uniqueness of one's own heritage, and study other cultures. They identify multicultural heroes/heroines, and use graphic aids to increase their understanding of geography.
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Government Lesson Plan 11

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils apply United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the United States Constitution to contemporary situations, and predict possible United Nations responses to violations of the UDHR.
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The Enlargement of the European Union

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students will choose from the following roles that they would like to play in the newscast: Roles: a. Anchorpersons (2)b. Field Reporters focused on security issues, example: training of Iraqi troops (4)c. Interviewers and interviewees...
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Airborne and Special Operations Museum Scavenger Hunt

For Students 5th - 6th
In this museum worksheet, students answer 20 questions pertaining to a field trip to this specific museum. This would not be usable unless students were in the museum.
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Oxymorons

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this vocabulary worksheet, students read 100 English oxymorons. They include "absolutely unsure" and "hone hundred and ten percent."
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Glyph: The Year of the Tiger

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Chinese calendar worksheet, learners read about the Year of the Tiger and the common attributes of people born in those years. Following 12 directions, students color the tiger picture in different colors depending on their own...
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Altruism: Meeting Society's Needs

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study society's needs and altruism within communities. In this altruism lesson, students identify and categorize the basic needs that human beings have and define altruism. Students complete research on altruistic organizations...
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War and International Law:America’s Foreign Policy: A Brief History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the history of American foreign policy. In this foreign policy lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture that presents a brief history of American foreign policy. Students respond to discussion...
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Gilded Era Business Practices and Decision-Making 1880-1920

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the American business boom of the Gilded Era. In this Gilded Era lesson, 7th graders examine photographs, advertisements, and documents to determine how businesses marketed their products.
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Cataloguing the Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students reflect on the Holocaust. In this Holocaust Memorial Day lesson, students visit selected Web sites to research the Holocaust and the establishment of a day of reflection regarding it. 
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Audrey Hepburn

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous peopleworksheet, students read a passage about Audrey Hepburn and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Francis Firebrace

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous person instructional activity, students read a passage about Francis Firebrace and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze,...
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Mother Teresa

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous leaders activity, students read a passage about Mother Teresa and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Who Should Rule the Interim Government in Iraq?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the concept of an Interim Government in Iraq and propose possible leadership options.
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The Economics of Conflict

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine how economics can empower or disempowers people of a nation. In groups, they analyze how commodities for economic power have changed and the trends that might affect future empowerment. They describe Canada's...
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Queen Elizabeth II Addresses United Nations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine an article that discusses Queen Elizabeth's address to the United Nations General Assembly. In this lesson, students complete several assignments that are centered around the topic of the article, including vocabulary,...
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Migration and Refugees

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore issues relating to refugees. Using the internet, they gather facts about refugees. Students discuss the range of situations which turn citizens of one country into refugees of another.
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First Peoples Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners participate in this project to connect the indigenous groups of the world. They create a calendar with their artwork with the hope new ideas can be exchanged between groups.
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What Do They Do? A Current Events Action

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research and identify philanthropic organizations involved in current events. In this current events lesson, students search newspaper articles for philanthropic organizations, such as the Red Cross, and how they are related to...
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Albert Schweitzer: Darkness And Light

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students view a documentary which examines the life and work of Albert Schweitzer. Specifically, it explores the controversy surrounding Schweitzer. Darkness and Light would be useful for classes on World History, African History and...
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For The Common Good -- A Time Capsule

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role-play a historical figure who acted in the common good. They review characteristics that these figures shared. They complete a journal entry about what they have done for the common good.
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The Enlightenment

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study and discuss various aspects of the Enlightenment period in European history.
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The Sidney Poitier High School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the life of Sidney Poitier and plan an hour-long dedication ceremony for a school that has just been renamed after him.
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The Legal Challenge of Human Rights Protection

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners identify the types and extent of human rights violations that occurred in El Salvador . They will also analyze the various laws and statutes that dictate the processes to protect and punish war crimes and human rights...
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Year 2004 Quiz

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to use computers and answer questions about the years 2000-2004. They click on the globe at the end for the answers. Students can use this opportunity to delve into the topics in more detail and give more speaking...
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Goobers. Goobers? Goobers!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students begin the lesson by noting the many ways in which to use peanuts. In groups, they use the internet to research the work of George Washington Carver. They discover the allergies and nutritional information of the peanut and...
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The Bill Of Rights And The News

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concepts related to the Bill Of Rights. They conduct research using a variety of resources and focus upon the human rights provided in the legislation. Students read a news article and reflect the upon the...
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The Battle for Derby Bus Station

For Students 5th - 6th
In this social studies and language arts worksheet, students read a 3 page article about some protesters who camped on top of the Derby, UK bus station to prevent it from being demolished. There are several photographs. Students think...
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Women's History Group Creative Writing

For Students 4th - 5th
In this women's history writing worksheet, learners have 25 minutes to write a story using given phrases related to women's history.
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2012 Video Questions

For Students 6th - 7th
In this current events instructional activity, students explore what might happen in the future. Students watch the video "2012" and answer twenty questions. They write an essay reflecting the video as well.
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Prepositions of Place and Time

For Students 5th - 7th
In this prepositions of place and time worksheet, students choose the best preposition to complete the sentence. In some sentences, no preposition is needed.
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Disaster Victims and Relief Efforts

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners examine the challenges faced by relief workers. For this earth science lesson, students brainstorm on things they want to find out about relief agencies. They research the answer to these questions and write a reflection journal.
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United Nations Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
United Nations lesson plans can help students learn about an organization whose mission is to promote peace and security.

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