Available Lessons

"Diary of Anne Frank:" A Podcast

Grade: 8
Language Arts, Technology

Students create a podcast surrounding historical events of Anne Frank and the Secret Annex.

A Hidden Child's Story:Accounts from the Holocaust Digital Story

Grade: 8
Technology

Students will create a storyboard (using PowerPoint or Microsoft Word) outlining their movie on a hidden child of the holocaust using photos downloaded from the FCIT site (A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust). Students will include narration in the movie describing the events that unfolded in that child’s life. Students will then use their storyboard, along with their downloaded photos and background music, to create a digital story using video editing software.

Acting Styles and Their Practitioners: Research and Presentation

Grade: 12
Technology

The purpose of this project will be for students to research acting styles and their practitioners. Using this research, they will create a video (iMovie or MovieMaker) or traditional presentation (Keynote / PowerPoint) and present this to the class.

Advertising Influence

Grade: 7
Language Arts

Students will view multiple advertisements. After a brief lesson, students will be able to categorize the techniques used to influence consumers to make a purchase. In addition, students will create a magazine advertisement utilizing one of the techniques.

Ain't I a Woman - Sojourner Truth

Grade: 8
Language Arts

This lesson works to compare the struggles of the Abolition movement with those of the Women's Reform movement by studying Ain't I A Woman by the prominant abolitionist of her time - Sojourner Truth.

All About Me: Journalism Ice Breaker

Grade: 7
Language Arts, Technology

In the lesson, students are asked to create a presentation (PowerPoint or Keynote) introducing themselves and their roles in the Journalism class to other students. This lesson can be used at the beginning of the course as a culture-building activity.

An Intro to Google Earth Scavenger Hunt

Grade: 7
Technology

Students will use Google Earth to answer a series of questions. These questions will allow students to explore Google Earth and many of the different features it offers.

Dream Vacation: A Math Analysis

Grade: 6
Technology

Students are given the opportunity to select a dream vacation and are give a set amount of money and must plan and execute their trip without going over their allotted funds.

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart:" A different perspective

Grade: 8
Language Arts

After planning using storyboards, students will act out the action of the story from different characters' points of view. Students must be sure to include the element of mood in their actions to show the audience the feeling the story portrays during the action. Students will film their portrayals so that they are viewed by other students.

Florida During the Civil War

Grade: 8
Language Arts

Students will explore the role Florida played during the Civil War. Students will explore a document detailing Florida's role and be able to identify key battles that took place on Florida soil. Students will be able to explain how Florida helped the Confederacy during the war.

History Through Words: Frederick Douglass

Grade: 11
Language Arts

Students will perform a picture analysis. Afterwards, a passage will be read from a narrative in Frederick Douglass’ My Bondage and My Freedom and then complete the Pick-a-Pair worksheet.

Mollie Gabe: A Former Slave's Perspective

Grade: 8
Language Arts

This short, stand-alone lesson seeks to give students a perspective of life as a slave from a former slave's perspective. Although this is but one view, it is a view nonetheless. Students will also be asked to use and improve their reading skills by the associated worksheet.

Tulsa Riots of 1921: History Uncovered

Grade: 11
Technology

Students will perform a webquest on the Tulsa Riots of 1921 and other historic tragedies as well as perform comparisons. Critical thinking will allow students to develop a deeper understanding of tragedies and consider approaches to societal problems through discussion and presentation.