• What Was Columbus Thinking?

    Created September 27, 2010
    What Was Columbus Thinking?: Columbus

    Students read excerpts from Columbus's letters and journals, as well as recent considerations of his achievements in order to reflect on the motivations behind Columbus's explorations.

  • Holocaust and Resistance

    Created September 26, 2010
    Holocaust: Concentration Camp Inmate

    In this lesson, students reflect on the Holocaust from the point of view of those who actively resisted Nazi persecution. Weigh the choices faced by those for whom resistance seemed both futile and the essence of survival.

  • Holocaust and Resistance: The Faces of Resistance

    Created September 26, 2010
  • Galileo and the Inevitability of Ideas

    Created September 26, 2010
    Persian Astrolabe

    Test the arguments on both sides in the case that shook the foundations of faith and science.

  • Socrates and the Law: Argument in an Athenian Jail

    Created September 24, 2010
    Socrates and The Law: Image of Socrates

    Debate the relationship between individual rights and the rule of law with a philosopher condemned to death.

  • Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans through Pictures

    Created September 24, 2010
    Cave Art

    By studying paintings from the Cave of Lascaux and other caves in France, students will discover that pictures can be a way of communicating beliefs and ideas and can give us clues today about what life was like long ago.

  • Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: 'You Kiss by the Book'

    Created September 23, 2010
    Kiss by the Book: Romeo and Juliet

    Learn how Shakespeare used the sonnet tradition to enhance his stagecraft by performing a scene from this timeless tragedy.

  • 'You Kiss by the Book': Sonnet Unscrambler

    Created September 23, 2010
  • Launchpad: 'You Kiss by the Book'

    Created September 23, 2010
  • 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.