Lesson Plan Ideas on Environment Modification. This article focuses on social studies lesson plans on environment modifications based on the United Nation's descriptions. It provides various types of group activities to help your students appreciate the concept and understand the connection between the environment and real-world living.
The Start of the Renaissnace Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Lorenzo de' Medici and Sandro Botticelli all lived during the Renaissance. Several masterpieces (Mona Lisa, Pieta, David) were created during this time period as well. But when did the Renaissance start? Find the answer by reading this article.
Ceremonies of the Hopi People Are you interested in the meaning of Kiva, Paho and other? Never heard of the Four Corners religious ceremonies? If you want to gain insight into the ceremonies of the Hopi people, all these terms (and much more) are covered in this article.
A Lesson on Diversity with The Polar Express Make the Christmas season special by doing a read aloud using the beloved Caldecott, Christmas classic, The Polar Express. In this cultural diversity lesson plan, students will decide for themselves whether or not they believe in Santa Claus.
Covering Current Events in Middle School Social Studies Getting students to understand that the events of today become the history that is studied tomorrow can be a challenging task. The inclusion of current events for social studies classes can help bridge the gap between book learning and personal experience.
Slavery in Ancient Greece When many students think of slaves they often think of slavery in the U.S. prior to the Civil War. However, many ancient countries had slaves. Although mistreatment was always possible some were treated quite well. Learn more about the practice of slavery in Greece.
Women of Ancient Greece and Sparta Discover how a women living in ancient Greece or Sparta lived. Women had crucial roles in society, though they were not allowed the same privileges as men.