Prepare for HUGE reactions from students during this lesson! The lesson inspires heated debates on women's treatment in ancient China, and whether there are analogous aspects to our own culture. Students learn about and apply the concept of "cultural relativism", examine a primary source text, and view film clips. Powerpoint, lesson plan, and complete answer key provided!
This 4 page worksheet, with teacher answer key, can be used as a lesson plan, homework assignment, or sub plan. Students learn about Siddhartha Gautama and analyze Buddhist texts and primary sources (The Four Noble Truths Sermon and The Five Precepts of Buddhism) to learn Buddhist beliefs. Students compare/contrast Hinduism to Buddhism, analyze Buddhism's appeal in Ancient India, and finish by completing a fun application activity deciding whether everyday choices are right or wrong in…
Confucianism in China: Historical Development and Modern Impact
My students get SO fired up during this lesson. They leave the room heatedly debating the way Confucianism plays out in Asian culture today, and never forget the key ideas of Confucianism in Chinese culture. They especially like talking about how they see the impact of Confucianism in school performance today. Students complete a guided reading (with primary source excerpts), read a NYTimes article, then have a class discussion and debate. Complete teacher key and homework assignment…
Classical Greece, Rome, and Byzantine Empire Unit Bundle
This unit bundle contains the materials and directions for ELEVEN complete lesson plans and a culminating test over Classical Greece and Rome, and the Byzantine Empire! PowerPoints, primary source readings, DBQ's, worksheets, and interactive student activities are all included. Most files are left in Word so you can alter them to meet the needs of your class. These lessons are completely CCSS aligned and will prepare your students for state Regents assessments.
First Grade End of the Year Writing Prompt Task Cards
Students explore the intersections between STEM and history in this interdisciplinary research project and fun simulation - an educator's dream! Students research famous Scientific Revolution figures and create actual "science fair" projects presenting their most influential experiments and discoveries using the Scientific Method. Make it an annual event at your school and ask science teachers and administrators to judge and award the prizes - students and faculty alike love this experience!
The Qin Dynasty's Shi Huangdi: Brilliant Administrator or Brutal Tyrant?
In this complete lesson, students learn about the Qin dynasty, Shi Huangdi, and his use of legalism. They examine multiple primary sources and watch a video clip as they gather evidence to determine whether Shi Huangdi was justified in his tactics to unite and order early China. Students finish by plotting evidence in a graphic organizer and debating the lesson's essential question as a class and/or completing an evidence-based argumentative writing assignment. Answer key included!
Early Chinese Dynasties: Shang, Zhou, and the Mandate of Heaven
In this complete lesson, students learn and take notes about the Shang and Zhou dynasties, examine an ancient Chinese primary source and answer questions to learn about the Mandate of Heaven, and finish by making connections about how early Chinese rulership reflected their values, comparing to government and value systems in the U.S. Includes a detailed lesson plan, corresponding PowerPoint, primary document excerpts with questions, and helpful visuals. Answer key included!
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Feudalism in the Middle Ages - Worksheets, Readings, and Fun Simulation
Feudalism in the Middle Ages - Worksheets, Readings, and Fun Simulation! This 15 page packet teaches students about the economic, social, and political aspects of feudalism in the Middle Ages. Students read primary source excerpts, examine images, complete a hilarious simulation activity, and act out a fun readers' theatre dialogue. They finish by using their knowledge to complete a summative writing exercise on feudalism in the Middle Ages.