Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Cedars in the Pines" Lesson Plans

You remember the documentary, "Cedars in the Pines," celebrating the history of the Lebanese in North Carolina. Now we've got some very exciting new curriculum to accompany the film from Prof. Akram Khater and his Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies team at NC State. 

Cedars in the Pines: A Global, Differentiated Curriculum that Engages All Learners

"This site hosts a curriculum that teaches students about North Carolina while raising their awareness of the global nature of our state. The curriculum will accompany a DVD entitled "Cedars in the Pines" that is available now, and an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History that opens in 2014. Tiered lessons, problem-based learning, Paideia seminars, learning contracts, and documentary film study providemotivation for examining North Carolina through global eyes. The curriculum addresses both Common Core Standards and the Essential Standards of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, particularly for 4th and 8th grade social studies."

View "Cedars in the Pines" here.  And please check out the resources and share them with colleagues, especially those teaching North Carolina!

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