In this social studies activity, students consider what they would need to survive underground for an extended period of time and imagine what life was like for Chilean miners who spent 69 days living underground after their mine collapsed on August 5, 2010. Use the worksheet, letter-writing activity, class discussion questions, and suggested homework assignments to help students understand the challenges and realities faced by the miners.
Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.
Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.