The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.
This resource blends nicely with the 1920s and F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby. The movie is a fictional exploration of Humanities in this time. It also provides benefits on at least three levels. It allows students to visualize famous writers and artists who worked in Paris during the 1920s. The story itself is valuable, raising the issue of how best to use the past. It can also serve to acquaint students with the City of Paris, one of the great cities of the world.
I have used the Keeper of the Culture Project as a final assessment in Native American Literature. Students have the opportunity to follow up on a major theme in Mary Crow Dog's autobiography Lakota Woman: the importance of Native people embracing their identities and preserving traditions and culture. Students will interview and write about a person who is keeping the culture alive in some way and may invite the person to come in and speak or record an interview with that person.
Working collaboratively students pick a company to research to learn more about the history and success of the organization. The group needs to find the following pieces of information:
Company NameList of Products ProducedCompany HistoryCompany Future Outlook/Current Company NewsProduct AdvertisementsProfit/Loss Information (listed and compared to another company)CEO and Other Important Figures ListedCurrent Stock Price (graph)Five Other Pieces of Pertinent Information
The Secret Annex Online is the virtual version of the building where Anne Frank went into hiding during WWII. In this three-dimensional online environment visitors can explore the main part of the building and the Secret Annex as they were during the period in hiding.