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206. Spelling - A Key to Good Communication

Activity Description

This site offers lessons and exercises that address some of the basic rules of spelling. These are totally printable, so you can use them in non-computerized settings.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
207. Stanford Education Group: Reading Like a Historian - Pocahontas

Activity Description

Screenshot of the Reading Like a Historian lesson on Pocahontas
Source: https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessons/pocahontas (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

In this activity, students use primary sources to answer the question of whether Pocahontas saved John Smith’s life.

Screenshot of the Reading Like a Historian lesson on Pocahontas

The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents modified for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. U.S. History consists of the following Units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Colonial
  • Unit 3: Revolution and Early America
  • Unit 4: Expansion/Slavery
  • Unit 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Unit 6: The Gilded Age
  • Unit 7: American Imperialism
  • Unit 8: Progressivism
  • Unit 9: World War I and the 1920s
  • Unit 10: New Deal and World War II
  • Unit 11: Cold War
  • Unit 12: Cold War Culture/Civil Rights

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Intermediate, High
208. Teach with Movies: Amistad

Activity Description

Screenshot of Teach with Movies Amistad website
Source: https://teachwithmovies.org/amistad/ (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 

In this activity, students watch the movie, Amistad, which depicts the 1839 revolt by enslaved Africans aboard the ship, Le Amistad. A U.S. Navy vessel seized the ship and the abolitionists filed a court case to free the Africans. The trial and subsequent appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court brought out the evils of slavery to the public and was a major step in turning the North against the South.

There is a post-viewing enrichment worksheet provided which helps to guide the discussion. Discussions can be continued in class or online in a discussion forum.

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
209. TED Talks: The Psychology of Evil

Activity Description

Screenshot of TEDTalks The Psychology of Evil page
Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_the_psychology_of_evil#t-52581 (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])
 
In this activity, students watch a Ted Talks video of Philip Zimbardo followed by a discussion and student essay. His premise is that heroes are ordinary people whose social action is extraordinary, who act when others are passive. The video does have some graphic photos of abuse; however, TED Talks has removed the most graphic images. The video is 23 minutes long. Be sure to preview the video to be sure it is appropriate for your students.

Philip Zimbardo is a well-known professor of psychology at Stanford University and has created a series of videos , on different psychological topics. Be sure to check out other videos found on his YouTube channel.

Program Areas

ASE: High School Diploma, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

All Levels
210. TED-Ed Lessons: Overcoming Obstacles

Activity Description

TED-Ed is an online library of lessons as extensions of the inspirational TED videos. There are two types of lessons: those already created lessons and lessons you can create from any educational video on YouTube.

For this activity, students watch a video titled Overcoming Obstacles (above). They then write a summary of what they watched and how to apply it in their own lives.

Program Areas

ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Low, Intermediate, High, All Levels
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