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8th grade: My place in history
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator: Michael Freydin: Adaptable to other grades. Cumulative assignment for the end of the year. During previous lessons, student have evaluated their own place in history, and in our nation’s history. This final project builds on their understanding of history by conduct an interview to connect neighborhood/family history to world history events.

Subject:
Social Science
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Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/25/2019
AP World/H4 Family History Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator: Sean McManamon to meet NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence  for World History. Adaptable to other grades. Cumulative assignment for the end of the year. Assignment asks students to connect family history interview to World History periodization.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/25/2019
American Me: My Story, Their Story and Our Story
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Kenneth Porter for his Senior Leadership class. We all have different stories, reasons and various paths that we personally took or our relatives traversed to arrive at this nation of ours. This assignment tasks the student with researching the story of a relative/guardian who emigrated to this country. The student will learn the when, the what, the why and the how behind their story, in order to reveal to the student more about their own story.

Subject:
World Cultures
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Community Portfolio: Family, Community and World
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Lucas Rule for Global 9/10 Course; Adaptable to other grades. A series of 8 assignments that connect the significance of objects, story telling, place, tradition and community research both to family history to world history events. Student choose 4 completed assignments for a portfolio to represent their work for the course.

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events
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Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timelines based on important and memorable family events.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Family History: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Steve Haller for AP World History; Adaptable to other grades. In this project, students interview a family member about why they immigrated to the United States (or a person who might know the story). The student then places this story into world history and explains the push and pull factors that the family experienced. The student will be writing a biography for the family member in a historical context.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Family Immigration History Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Nancy Condon for her Grade 10 US History course; Adaptable to World History and to other grades. The goal of this scaffolded project is for students to research their own family immigration history looking into the reasons they left their home country and why they chose to settle in the United States. The project requires the student to do multiple stages of research, including an interview, origin country research, US research, and geographic research before handing in a final project in a choice of format – essay, poster board or website – to connect family immigration, and US History to world history events.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Family Immigration History Research Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Marc Shoichet for Grade 10 Global History Course; Adaptable to other grades. During the year, we explore world history by analyzing the causes of events, understanding why they occurred, and comparing these events as well as the outcomes; in this end-of-year assignment we explore the relationship of our families/ancestors and neighborhood changes to the events of world history.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/27/2019
Family & Neighborhood History Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Judith Jeremie for her AP World History course; Adaptable to other grades. This assignment asks students to make meaningful connections between the past and their family/neighborhood history by conducting an interview of / researching a relative, gathering and organizing evidence of a historical moment / theme that has impacted that relative, and presenting their findings through art (graphic novel/ comic strips) or writing (narrative/poem).

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Holidays
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Holidays video clip prompts students to write about two of their favorite family traditions. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS
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WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
03/19/2008
Honoring our Ancestors
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"Through completing the Family Interviews Activity, students will learn about the importance of oral histories and the tradition of Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos. They will begin to develop identity connections as they gain a stronger understanding of the histories of their family members."

Subject:
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Speaking and Listening
World History
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Rebecca Henderson
Date Added:
09/24/2018
Immigration Mapping Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Jeremy Mellema, for his US Government class, Adaptable to other courses and grades. This immigration mapping project asks the student to create 3 maps, and to gather data through research and conducting an interview. Finally, students write an essay connecting what they have learned from this project to American Democracy, and to current immigration law or events.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Immigration Stories: Using family history to learn about global history
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Michelle Barretta Fallon for her Global History class. Adaptable to US History as well. She offers a scaffolded 3-part assignment to allow students to connect research from family history to research about Global History. Part 1 (Family Interview) and Part 2 (Country Research) could be used separately.

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
My Family: Past, Present and Future
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Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives. They differentiate between events that happened long ago and events that happened yesterday by studying their family histories. A number of projects are completed that preserve the past, capture the present, or impact the future, including analyzing information and drawing conclusions about how and why the world has changed. The unit concludes with students creating family history time capsules that preserve the past and present for the future.

This unit plan was originally developed by the Intel® Teach program as an exemplary unit plan demonstrating some of the best attributes of teaching with technology.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
11/09/2016
My Life/Your Life: A Look at Your Parents' Past
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Past and present come together when students interview their parents and create a skit that compares their parents' experiences as middle schoolers with the students own lives.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/08/2013
Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies
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Students tell their life stories in this lesson about autobiographies based on family photographs.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Melissa Weimer
Date Added:
08/19/2013
Three Generation Immigration Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Korrell Pierson for US History; Adaptable to other grades. The assignment asks students to research three generations of the immigration experience (or migration) within their family, or members of your community and to gain a better understanding of the trials and tribulations of the immigrant experience and whether or not their experiences mirrored those learned about in Industrialization, Progressivism and Immigration units or if they differed.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Time Capsule Immigration Story Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Rachel Wylie for Global History. Adaptable to other grades. History is the study of the past based on available evidence at the time. In this project, you will create a time capsule full of evidence to allow your descendants to better understand who you are, your immigration story, and what life was like in 2018. This opportunity allows you to use evidence to enable future generations of your family to reconstruct your personal past. Each student’s time capsule will undergo peer-analysis of the primary evidence provided in the capsule.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
What is your American History?
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Deirdre H. Tuite for US History; Adaptable to other grades. Throughout this year we study how the United States came to fruition. We evaluate the reasons behind the establishment of the United States and the key figures in our history. However, it is important to remember that students too are part of America’s history. The student's history is our nation’s history. As we progress through the year, these assignments have students documenting their own history, through various projects: an interview, a community snapshot, and family artifact, ending with a personal essay.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019