Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sitting Bull (1831 - 1890) Was Killed by US Troops

Sitting Bull was A Dakota Sioux Indian chief. Best Known for the Battle of the Little Bighorn victory, where US general George Armstrong Custer was defeated and killed on June 25, 1876.

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Lesson Plan Information
Title: The Battle of Little Bighorn: An Interpretation of an Historical Event
Understand the causes of the Battle of the Little Bighorn; and
suggest how to commemorate the events of June 25, 1876.
Grade Level: High School
Subject: American / Native American History
Handouts: Resource sheets, Native American perspective images
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (Author: Bruce Lesh)
Link: http://www.historynow.org/09_2006/lp2.html

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009 Lesson Plan

World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

The theme of World AIDS Day 2009 is "Universal Access and Human Rights".

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Lesson Plan Information
Title: AIDS Today: Background, Activities and Critical Analysis
Objectives: To understand the following topics: AIDS and discrimination, AIDS epidemic, HIV infection, HIV prevention.
Grade Level: 9-12
Subject: HIV-AIDS, health policy
Materials: Access to the Internet, Word processing and printer.
Time Needed: Two 90-minute periods
Provided by: PBS, by By Deborah R. Schoeberlein, RAD Educational Programs
Link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/health/aids/