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Land in Crisis, presented by National Geograpic. Based on a PBS broadcast, the site includes: Africa for Kids where Fimi, a youngster from Nigeria serves as the guide to a variety of fun activities for elementary level students; Photoscope where older students can look at contemporary Africa in five photo essays; and Africa Challenge where students can show how much they know by playing a game.
Also featured is Teacher Tools with four units on Africa. Teachers in grades K-8 can use folktales to bring Africa alive in their classrooms. The site, developed by teacher Phillip Martin while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, includes lesson plans, the folktales, plays, African recipes, links to other African resources, and ideas for students to create and produce their own plays.
Resources, lesson plans, books, web based activities and handouts dealing with the theme of exploration. Materials emphasize grades K Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide. The Curriculum Guide provides information about early navigation, explorers and life at sea from the ancient world to Captain Cook and is appropriate for middle and secondary level students.
Age of Imperialism Lesson Plan. The Age of Imperialism represents one chapter of An On-Line History of the United States, a new program for high school students that combines an engaging narrative with the broad resources available to students on the Internet. Teachers can use this chapter with its accompanying Internet based lesson plans in place of a standard textbook or they can use it to supplement existing social studies materials.
A unit test and answer key are included. American Civil War Teacher's Guide. The Guide provides a variety of lesson plans, thematic units and teaching ideas for intermediate and secondary level students who are studying the American Civil War.
This thematic unit was created by Shannon O'Connor who currently teaches a self-contained emotional support room, grades The unit provides lesson plans for 15 days. Also provided are Lesson Plansand an annotated guide to related online resources.
Suitable for senior high school students. The National Archives and Records Administration presents the Amistad Case, a Supreme Court case in that involved a group of illegally-captured Africans who had seized their captors' ship and killed the captain.
The subject has taken on new interest by the release of a major Hollywood movie. The site includes hand-written documents from the case and Teaching Activities designed to correlate to national standards for history, civics and government.
Ancient and Modern China. The site, developed by Don Donn, provides middle school teachers with a wide selection of lesson plans, activities, and projects for teaching about ancient and modern China. Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Art, the site offers elementary and middle school teachers cross-curricular lesson plans for enriching the study of Ancient Egypt.
Students can write their names using hieroglyphs, construct a canopic jar, create an equation quilt, participate in an Egyptian market day, and transform a cardboard box into a mummy case.
Don Donn of the Corkran Maryland Middle School has designed a complete unit with 17 daily lesson plans and unit test for sixth graders. The unit has two parts: The Early Greeks and Classical Greece. Ancient Greek Olympics in the Classroom.Course materials, exam information, and professional development opportunities for AP teachers and coordinators.
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