Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Define a project and meet with a community partner. Present the community problem and proposed solutions to a special session of the city council.
Simulate the writing of a constitution for the hypothetical country of Permistan.
Conduct an opinion poll on-racial profiling. Physically engage students by having them move around from “Agree” to “Disagree” to “Undecided” positions during discussion.
Prior to the 2002 mayoral election in Newark, New Jersey, students study the candidates’ positions on issues they have chosen to track.
Create a brochure promoting a European city and write a letter proposing future plans to improve it.
Role-play representatives from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Ukraine, apply for entry to the EU and make a presentation to the EU Council of Ministers.
Simulate a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on a First amendment case about a Texas school district delivering prayers over the intercom.
On a class field trip to historic Bartram’s Garden, pupils learn how the local watershed area of the Schuylkill River has changed over time.
Make global comparisons of quality of life indicators with those of Indonesia.
Study the locations of trenches and volcanoes and learn the relationship between them. Discuss the pros and cons of living near a volcano.
On a field trip to see historic maps, analyze how resources influence settlement patterns, and how land- and cityscapes change due to urbanization.
Use data and models to define the location of economically distressed neighborhoods located in Denver.
Consider the impacts of human migration on physical and human systems and ask "where will the future growth of San Antonio occur?"
What should the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world be? And what artifacts should be selected for a Museum of Patriotism and Foreign Policy?
Create, present, revise, and defend a Federal budget, and then reflect on what was learned.
Write summaries of Supreme Court cases that involve the constitutional rights of students. Role-play with lawyers presenting a hypothetical case to Justices who deliberate and present their opinions.
Learn about conflict by participating in a role-playing activity in the context of the fictional region of “Ugeria".
Research and consolidate demographic data, calculate health ratings and discuss conclusions.
Through a role-playing exercise, understand the dissemination, causes, and effects of the AIDS epidemic in Kenya.
With a map and an assigned role, determine how to allocate land.
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