Tag Archives: history/social science

Enyi and Egbe: The Nkwerre Totems

September 30th, 2018

Totemism has increasingly gained recognition as a veritable tool for historical reconstruction and sociological understanding of community relations in Africa. In many communities in Igboland, the enduring presence and veneration of animal totems remain significant not only in the conception Read more

Reflecting Childhood in African History: A Study of Child Labour in South Africa

September 29th, 2018

In pre-colonial Africa, child labour was considered a part of an educational, socializing and survival strategy. This practice was thus curtailed following the entrenchment of colonial rule predicated on western ideology and values. South Africa, with the bitter experience of Read more

Dr. Kings Dream

September 24th, 2018

After this lesson, students will have learned about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. reflected on a section of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech become aware of inequities that still exist in the United States

Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

September 24th, 2018

When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad and “walk in the shoes” of an escaping slave. Using the picture book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, students create a problems/solutions/events chart to help Read more

The Dark Horse Comes to Malawi: Famine in Africa

September 24th, 2018

In this third lesson of the four part series, students briefly examine the 2002 famine in Africa and the factors that contributed to its severity, with a special focus on Malawi.

Creating a Constitution for a Colony on Mars

September 24th, 2018

How do we establish and maintain a colony on Mars? As the 10th grade capstone experience, students will create a Mars society that incorporates learning from core curricular areas. The project will culminate in a recruitment fair where students will Read more

Dr. Kings Dream

September 24th, 2018

After this lesson, students will have learned about the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. reflected on a section of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech become aware of inequities that still exist in the United States

Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

September 24th, 2018

When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad and “walk in the shoes” of an escaping slave. Using the picture book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, students create a problems/solutions/events chart to help Read more

The Dark Horse Comes to Malawi: Famine in Africa

September 24th, 2018

In this third lesson of the four part series, students briefly examine the 2002 famine in Africa and the factors that contributed to its severity, with a special focus on Malawi.

Creating a Constitution for a Colony on Mars

September 24th, 2018

How do we establish and maintain a colony on Mars? As the 10th grade capstone experience, students will create a Mars society that incorporates learning from core curricular areas. The project will culminate in a recruitment fair where students will Read more