Topics--High School


Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange

Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland--Exchanging paths around the world


Mansa Musa:  Exploring Africa


Hugh Glass: Exploring the west, Encountering death


Catherine the Great’s encounters with Voltaire and the Enlightenment


Exploration and Ice--Robert Peary and  the north pole


Ada Lovelace--Exploring computer programming in 1840


Galileo--Exploring the universe, encountering resistance


Rudolph Roessler--The allies’ exchange with an undercover German decoder


Exploring disease:  Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine


Exchange between the United States and France--The Louisiana Purchase


War of the Worlds:  Encounter with Martians and dramatic radio


New Spain and the Comanche: Encounters, Missions,and Conquests


The Spark that Ignited a Flame: China’s Explosion  into Gunpowder

Roger Williams: The Exploration to Establish Rhode Island and Provide Religious Tolerance


Commodore Matthew Perry and Exchange with Japan


The Exchange of Disease: Encounters between Europeans and Native Americans in the Colonial Era


James Cook and the European Encounter with Oceania


Venice 1348: A Global Encounter, a Deadly Exchange


The Silk Road and Cultural Exchange


Encountering New Spain: Manifest Destiny and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo


Exploring the Galapagos: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution


An Encounter with Fanaticism: John Doyle Lee and the Arkansas Mountain Meadows Massacre


Intimate Exchange: Abigail and John Adams


Expanding the Boundaries of Dance: Martha Graham


Rosalind Franklin: Exploring the Human Genome, Encountering Prejudice


Exploring New Technologies: Andrew Carnegie’s Steel Empire


The Artistic Exploration: Bierstadt and Moran’s Journey and the Creation of Yellowstone National Park


The Zimmermann Telegram: The Exchange that Broke Down American Isolationism


Encounter in Little Rock: Desegregating Central High School


Minersville School District v. Gobitis: When Idolatry Encounters Patriotism


Exchanging Musical Performance for Morale: Captain Glenn Miller’s Contribution to World War II


Apollo 13 and the Exploration of Space


World War II War Brides: The Exchange of Cultures


Roanoke: When Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange Went Terribly Wrong


The Sinn Féin Party and their Exploration of Irish Independence


Encountering Two Worlds at the Berlin Wall


19th Amendment Suffragettes: Exploring New Methods of Protest


Ed Pulaski and his encounter with the Fire of 1910 (Idaho Topic)


Exploring nature in film:  Idaho filmmaker Nell Shipman (Idaho Topic)


Exploring an Empire: Hammurabi’s Expansion of Mesopotamia 


Athens and Sparta: Military Encounter and Exchange

Exchanging Musical Performance for Morale: Captain Glenn Miller’s Contribution to World War II

World War II War Brides: The Exchange of Cultures

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