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Little Rock Nine History Project Documentary. Civil Rights Webquest. As part of the Living the Story project, Jean McComb of the Kentucky Department of Education has developed a multi-part webquest for middle and high school students in which, working individually and in teams, they research life in their community during the civil rights era, take part in a role-playing discussion about civil rights issues based on their research, and create individual and group presentations on what they have learned.

Civil Rights Webquest

This page summarizes the classroom project and its educational objectives. The evaluation page gives specifics about assessment and includes additional hints for the teacher. Students taking part in the webquest should first read the historical background, then the detailed instructions. Both students and teachers may consult the webquest resources page for web sites, publications, and videos that will help in the research phase. Project Summary For this webquest, students work in teams of seven. Guiding Questions Kentucky Academic Expectations Addressed. Browse: National K -12 Subject: U.S. History.

Famous Trials - UMKC School of Law - Prof. Douglas Linder. FRONTLINE/WORLD . Educators . Activities . History . Teaching About the Vietnam War in Vietnam. Cross-Curricular Activities Consider building on the themes of the above activity by working with colleagues in other disciplines to conduct the following activities.

FRONTLINE/WORLD . Educators . Activities . History . Teaching About the Vietnam War in Vietnam

Protest Violence with Painting (Art) The Activity Over the past 20 years, Sri Lanka has been the site of more suicide bombings than anywhere else in the world. To fight against the tendency for society to become desensitized by such violence, a group of local artists paint a colorful mural at each bombing site to serve as a memorial. Have students read the brief narrative and watch the slide show at Fighting Terror With Paint Brushes. Ask students to consider these questions. What is the key message of the art of "road painters"? Resources Visit the "Sri Lanka: Living With Terror" Web resources to see the slideshow, watch the full FRONTLINE/World television segment in streaming video, read a synopsis, follow the reporter's diary, or gather related links and facts: back to top.

FRONTLINE/WORLD . Vietnam - Looking for Home . Index page. A Cold War Comparison: The Korean & Vietnam Wars. Neil Young Ohio Lyric Analysis. Immediately after the Kent State shooting (sometimes referred to as the "Kent State Massacre") on May 4, 1970, Neil Young composed the song "Ohio" after looking at photos appearing in Life magazine and then taking a walk in the woods.

Neil Young Ohio Lyric Analysis

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young went to the studio and recorded the song which was released to radio stations shortly after the killings. Soon, the lyrics "Four dead in Ohio" became an anthem to a generation. In some parts of the country, the song was banned from playlists because of it's "anti-war" and "anti-Nixon" sentiments. Excerpted from the article "An Analysis of Music and Lyrics in Relation to American Culture in the 1960s" on Epinions by Andrew Lasho. Lasho interprets the meaning of the lyrics to Neil Young's song "Ohio" and offers an analysis of the song's historical importance: "When the United States began involvement in the conflict in Vietnam, the response was uproarious and rampant. Or live in concert. Vietnam Powerpoint.

Home. Political Cartoon Analysis. We've all heard the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words. " This is especially true of political cartoons, which can make a powerful statement but can, at the same time, be complicated to understand. Guide your students through this process the first time. It is useful to teach students how to deconstruct the cartoon. Once students master this process, cartoons will always be accessible to them. Procedure Analyze a political cartoon by answering the questions below or completing the chart provided. Note to teachers: You may want to guide your students through this process the first time. What do you see in the cartoon? This exercise was created using the political cartoon analysis worksheet designed and developed by the education staff at the National Archives and Records Administration. < Teaching strategies.