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Students discuss the concept of size by comparing objects.  In this size lesson, students use the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff to compare different sizes.  Students choose from several hands-on activities to ensure their understanding.
Students examine the impact of religion on the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students analyze speeches delivered by Lenin, Truman, and Graham regarding the role of religion in society. As a culminating activity, students are tested over the material.
Students investigate why it's important to be honest and make good choices. In this character lesson, students dicuss what a child should do if they find money that does not belong to them. Students make a bulletin board of masks that show the feelings and emotions of the character.
Young learners discuss their goals in this writing lesson. After reading a story about John Goddard, they discuss his goals and accomplishments. Then, they discuss their own goals and make a list of classroom goals.
Students discuss feeling like a winner or a loser. In this self-image lesson, students discuss how they feel in certain situations. Students use the newspaper to find of examples of people doing "winning" things and post them on a bulletin board.
Students access prior knowledge of vocabulary associated with racial prejudice.  For this racial prejudice lesson, students read and then discuss questions about prejudice. Students create a memorial plaque showing how they want to be remembered.
Students compare and contrast the elements used in the 19th century British novel and those novels in American society today. In groups, they brainstorm what it might have been like to be a teenager growing up in England during the 19th century and compare it with the information they gather from the novel itself.
Students study the ripple effect of the baby boom generation on history and on their lives today. They discover how the rules and conformity of the 1950's set the stage for the rebellious, anti-establishment sixties. They study the textbook on the 1950-1960 and place important events on time-line.
Students write a description of a picture. In this descriptive writing lesson plan, students pick one of the Hirshfeld people pictures. They write about the image giving the person a name, describing their characteristics, family, life, and more. 
Teens will get a kick out of this presentation, which provides a glimpse of the consumerism and rising pop culture of 1950's America. They will especially appreciate the discussion of "Teen culture" including the music of Elvis, the writings of Salinger, and the rebellion against "whatever you've got." The final slides detail the politics and science of the decade, as well as a discussion question.
Students read about a man who visualized his golf game and therefore got better at it and then practice visualizing themselves. In this visualization lesson plan, students practice visualizing through a series of activities.
Students write compliments to each other. In this compliments lesson plan, students write and read the compliments anonymously and call them warm fuzzies. This makes the students feel good and makes them want to do more positive things towards each other.
Pupils read a story about death and analyze the important things in life. In this death lesson plan, students discuss what is most important to them and answer discussion questions about the story.
Pupils listen to the story of Michael Stone. in this overcoming obstacles lesson, students hear a story of a Junior Olympic pole vaulter who was blind. They blindfold a partner to try simple tasks around school. 
Learners explore heroism.  For this character development lesson, students read and discuss the short story "She Didn't Pray for a Miracle" in which a stranger pretends to be a Jewish woman's husband to protect her from the SS.  Learners write a thank you letter to the stranger from the main character's point of view.
Students read a story about changing the world. In this making a difference lesson, students discuss read the story from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Students brainstorm problems or social issues in their community and devise a plan to solve the problem. Students research young people who changed the world for a report, draw or paint a picture of the person, and create a service learning club for the school.
Students read a baseball story to learn about overcoming obstacles and acting with kindness. In this baseball and life lesson, students discuss Lou Gehrig and polio. Students read 'The Greatest Baseball Story Ever' and answer post questions. Students research ALS, may read Tuesdays with Morrie, write new lyrics to 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame,' or make a list of things they could do to motivate someone else.
Students read the story of Harriet Tubman and complete related activities. In this Harriet Tubman instructional activity, students read the story of Harriet Tubman and then answer questions about the story. Students research people who sacrificed their lives for a cause and write a report about the person. Students participate in a month long celebration of those people. Students may also take turns being a slave to other classmates and discuss how it felt.
Students explore the trait of courage. In this character traits lesson, students read a story from Chicken Soup for the Soul about sacrificing for others. Students discuss the costs of sacrifice and consider how they can sacrifice for the sakes of others.
Tenth graders explore the issues behind teenage suicides.  In this current events instructional activity, 10th graders read a story about a senior who took his life.  Students write a poem or short story as seen through Charlies eyes.

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