Renaissance Culture

Renaissance Art, Architecture and Literature 8th grade social studies Essential unit question: How do certain elements of culture shape society? Previous knowledge: In the previous lesson, students were introduced to the Renaissance. Students learned why and how it began and the ideas behind humanism and individualism, and how these ideas shaped Europe. Students also learned […]

Gold Rush: Minority Groups

Class: Middle School Social Studies Lesson: Students will investigate the role of Native American, African American, and Chinese populations during the California Gold Rush. Process: In this mini-lesson, the teacher will present a PowerPoint introducing students to the various minority groups that were in California during the gold rush. Students will be asked to observe […]