• Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e and the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan

    Created January 31, 2011
  • Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints

    Created January 31, 2011
  • Life in the Floating World: Picture Perfect

    Created January 31, 2011

    President Martin Van Buren is born

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    Detail map of ancient Mesopotamia

    Teaching the Middle East

    Scholars from the University of Chicago developed, and master teachers tested, this resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.

  • Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

    Created October 1, 2010
    Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

    The following lesson introduces children to folk tales through a literary approach that emphasizes genre categories and definitions. In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures.

  • Anne Frank: Writer

    Created September 23, 2010
    Anne Frank

    This lesson concentrates on Anne Frank as a writer. After a look at Anne Frank the adolescent, and a consideration of how the experiences of growing up shaped her composition of the Diary, students explore some of the writing techniques Anne invented for herself and practice those techniques with material drawn from their own lives.

  • Anne Frank: World War II in Europe

    Created September 23, 2010
  • Can You Haiku?

    Created September 17, 2010
    Can You Haiku?

    Students learn the rules and conventions of haiku, study examples by Japanese masters, and create haiku of their own.