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Urban Life: What Lives In Our Local Park?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in activities during a visit to Central Park. For this urban life lesson, 5th graders visit Central Park where they explore pond dipping, stream chemistry, and play a native plant Bingo game.
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Designs for Urban Life

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the design of cities and systems as an architecture analysis. In this architecture analysis instructional activity, students complete image based discussion and two related activities for the instructional activity.
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A Remade Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Art is a wonderful way to express feelings of social unrest or change. Learners will examine the works of two contemporary Japanese artists, and how they each have used art to say something big. They analyze the work of Katsuhiro Saiki...
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Write a Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students compare two paintings, depicting urban life in America in the 1940's, answering a series of questions, then create a short story about the paintings' characters. They compare 'Nighthawks' and 'Nightlife.'
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Urban Life: What Lives in Our Schoolyard?

For Teachers K - 7th
Young scholars research living organisms by exploring their school grounds. In this microscopic observation lesson plan, students gather materials, insects, and objects from their playground and schoolyard and bring them into class....
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The City in Black and White and Color: An interdisciplinary approach to teaching life in the city using literature, social studies, art, and photography.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners design an artistic and literary collage of contemporary urban life that seeks to interpret, analyze, and evaluate its mettle. They integrate their impressions of urban life with established views, thereby enriching their...
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How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Students observe and describe objects and...
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Comparing Urban and Rural Life in the Early 1900s

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Experience a bit of what life was like at the turn of last century with images of rural and urban life. Learners consider pictures from each environment and then compare and contrast them. Activities include discussing the differences,...
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Country to City

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
After reading a series of primary source documents, groups compare the lives of and opportunities available to rural and urban women in the 19th century to rural and urban life in the 21st century. As an exit ticket, individuals craft a...
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
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Designing a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second lesson in this series begins by exploring the history of the Empire State...
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No More Traffic Jams: Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Traffic is a very real concern for any Urban dweller. After watching a video showing various traffic issues and solutions, learners group up to discuss and develop innovative traffic solutions of their own. They explore vocabulary and...
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Urban Ecosystems 4: Metabolism of Urban Ecosystems

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Cities are compared to living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Fourth in a five-part series of lessons, this one focuses on the flow of materials through a city. Links to interesting websites and images make your delivery of...
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Understanding the Context of Modernist Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the historical, social, and cultural context of modernist poetry. They explore websites, complete a chart, compare/contrast rural and urban life, watch a video of early New York, and complete a writing assessment...
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Immigration and Urban Life

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the impact of immigration. In this social studies lesson plan, 5th graders discuss how immigration affected the economy. Students discuss the living and working conditions of immigrants in the 1800s.
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What it Felt Like to Live in 1900 -1910 America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate major historical issues that occurred between the years 1900- 1910. They examine the immigration and urban life, entertainment and the roles of women using a textbook and Henry Allen's, The American Century,...
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Paris, a XIXth- Century City

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners plan a visit to Musse d'Orsay to examine Paris in the 19th century.  In this visual arts lesson, students explore the Haussmanian period and urban life in the 19th century.  Learners discuss the relationship between art and...
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RUNAWAY JOURNEYS MIGRATION

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze the influences on urban life in the early and late 19th century, different economic, cultural, and social characteristics of slavery after 1800, the rise of racial hostility, and the ending of the Atlantic slave trade.
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Literature: Porgy and Bess

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the various portrayals of African-Americans in literature, focusing on the opera, Porgy and Bess. They conduct Internet research on African-American culture between the two World Wars. Students write fictional or...
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The United States in the 1920s: The New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Music, writing, and activism all tell the story of history! The resource uses these elements and more in a presentation to discuss the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance. Your class views biographies, discusses important events, and...
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A Christian Europe Emerges: 300-1200

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Wars, religious conflicts, political shifts, invasions: just some of the events that shaped medieval Europe. A thorough slideshow organizes events, people, places, and information from the Middle Ages.
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Writing A Storybook

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a storybook using vocabulary from the topic "urban and rural life". They write about past events in a children's story. They present their story to the class at an author's tea.
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"Attacking the Subway System"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Focus on vocabulary while reading "Attacking the Subway System" by Lynya Floyd. The guide provided encourages readers to create predictions while reading, and it contains a writing assignment for post-reading. A long list of vocabulary...
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La Belle Époque [1871-1914]:

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Progress through various aspects of the  "The Beautiful Era" in this presentation. Political, technological, and scientific contexts surround the time of innovation and change in the world landscape. The short length of this slide show...

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