Lesson Plans: Foreign Policy Research Institute

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Description: FPRI has a collection of free lesson plans and materials related to contemporary and historical international relations, foreign policy, and world history, geared toward middle and high school audiences. Website: www.fpri.org/education/lesson-plans-teachers/
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Foreign Policy Research Institute Primers

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Description: FPRI Primers provide general and student audiences with the background details of historic events, civic institutions, and important political organizations. The Primers include a five-minute animated video, a brief text written by an FPRI expert on the topic, and a lesson plan for teachers, which will help them to incorporate the…
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American History Unit Plans and Primary Sources

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a database of lesson plans and primary sources focusing on US and Pennsylvania’s history, among many other topics that apply to the PA Core Standards. Additionally, there are lesson plans that focus on historical landmarks. There are a range of class lessons and activities for…
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Lesson: Philadelphia: Workshop of the World

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Author: Mona Kolsky Subject: Social Studies Grade Level: 9-12 Objectives: Students will be able to assess the diversity of products made and manufactured in 19th century Philadelphia IOT explain why Philadelphia was called the “Workshop of the World.” View or Download Lesson Plan
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Middle East Lesson Plans

Source: Middle East Center: University of Pennsylvania Description: The Middle East Center offers free teaching modules and educational resources for K-12 educators on various topics related to the Middle East. Website: www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/resources/library
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NaTakallam Virtual Guest Speaker

Source: NaTakallam Description: A virtual guest speaker session invites a NaTakallam conversation partner to video conference into classrooms for conversation, Q&A, and discussion of the impact that displacement has had on their lives. Each session includes a brief curriculum with suggested preparation and reflection activities. This program, suitable for students of any age, can be…
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Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources

Source: Teaching Tolerance Description: From film kits and lesson plans to the building blocks of a customized Learning Plan—texts, student tasks and teaching strategies—our resources will help you bring relevance, rigor and social emotional learning into your classroom—all for FREE. Resources include lessons, learning plans, student texts, student tasks, teaching strategies, film kits, and printable…
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273 Interactive Learning Techniques

Source: Dr. Kevin Yee, Academy of Teaching and Learning Excellence at University of South Florida Description: A comprehensive listing of 273 interactive techniques for student engagement. Techniques are listed for a variety of settings and contexts: lectures, partner work, group work, individual work, assessments, using YouTube and Twitter, using clickers, games, icebreakers, homework, role-play, student…
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Women and the American Story Curriculum Guide

Source: The New York Historical Society Description: A free curriculum guide and lesson plans that connect educators with classroom resources that illuminate the contributions of diverse women to the American past. Website: wams.nyhistory.org/
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The Underground Railroad: Triumph over Tragedy

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: A collection of primary and secondary sources focusing on the underground railroad, specifically Philadelphia’s involvement, that can be used in class curriculums. Website: hsp.org/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/The%20Underground%20Railroad.pdf
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