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In this critical analysis worksheet, students read "Videotape" by Don DeLillo and discuss the relevance of the author and date of publication, the general topic, and determine the type of writing.  Students also summarize the work.
High schoolers discover the interconnectedness of the world. In this global studies lesson, students identify challenges the world faces and craft solutions to the problems they identified. High schoolers present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.
Pupils listen carefully and critically to THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE. They then answer 5 questions: identify a main idea, identify two details, and answer two questions involving critical analysis.
Students use a worksheet to rate the material on different websites. They complete a critical analysis of the site. They demonstrate information they learned during viewing of the different websites.
Upper graders critically examine the history and process of amending the U.S. Constitution in light of the current issue facing the courts on legalizing gay marriage. They read a variety of articles, watch news clips, and develop a position to discuss with the class. All necessary materials are included. The topic of gay marriage may not be appropriate for all learners to discuss, however this lesson is only using the topic to build an understanding of the Amendment process.
For this "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain" worksheet, learners analyze the purpose and the meaning as well as summaryize the text.  Students determine three elements that the author used to make her point. 
Great Britain was where the industrial revolution began. The class reads an excerpt from a document written in 1835 describing cotton manufacture in Great Britain. They then answer two critical analysis questions. 
Each of the slides in this presentation provide learners with an image found at a northwestern art museum and a critical analysis of what can be seen in each piece. Learners can view this prior to a museum trip in order to build informational reading skills, or to better understand how art can be analyzed. A vocabulary list is included. 
Your class can build strong, well-represented opinions about the music they hear. They listen to, and share thoughts about, a piece of classical music. Then they write a piece of music or a poem, and analyze their peers' work and their own creative processes. Extra web links, interdisciplinary connections, and extension activities are all included.
Seventh graders use technology to conduct a Web Quest project with the purpose of gathering information to answer questions as they explore the technological advances created during and by the advent of World War One.
Students explore archeologists and anthropologists and the tools and methods they use to gather and interpret scientific evidence. They research current archaeological excavations and contact the scientists working at these digs.
Fourth graders identify facts and opinions as it relates to real advertisements. They create their own advertisements using fact and opinions to sell their product.
Sixth graders listen to story The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto for background information on the Itidarod, research, follow, and log a musher's progress throughout the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, and take part in a survival course at a local gym.
Seventh graders use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
Learners assume the role of an investigative reporter and research an artist and the world in which they worked. They create a 2-page newspaper using MS Publisher about the artist and the time period he/she lived in.
Students write a critical analysis describing the characteristics of the painting Composition with Circles by Alexander Calder. They view how he used balance, color, mood evoking strokes, symmetry and texture in his creative piece of art.
Students define identity, consider who they are/what they value, explore the work of two photographers featured on an upcoming episode of EGG THE ARTS SHOW to see how they have dealt with the issue of identity, and respond using photography, paint, clay.
Sixth graders read "The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto" and "Woodsong" to study about the Iditarod. Students journal electronically, reflecting upon the reading. Students save this information to the file server. Students also examine how to save information from the Internet to a file server. Students complete different genres of writing.
Students use the internet to research the history, culture and political issues in South Africa. Using writing activities, they discover more characteristics of the country. They write how the natural resources found in the area affect its culture and how apartheid changed the nation.
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball lesson, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II. Young scholars analyze documents and write essays that address the topics.

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