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Wild and Wetlands
Upper graders identify the major characteristics of a wetland. They explore the human factors that change a wetland and write a descriptive paragraph about wetlands. This comprehensive lesson also has an interactive "Watershed Game" embedded in it, along with many other extension activities that should make this a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I Have a Dream," is one of the most famous in United States history, but why was it so effective? Ask your class to determine the answer to this question. While the resource includes a description of the literary devices and how Dr.
11th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Checks and Balances: Safe Harbor
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media.
6th - 8th Language Arts 67 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparative Religions Research Assignment
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint presentation and script on a chosen religion, cover the seven dimensions of religion (experiential, mythic, ritual, etc.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Make sure that your pupils have mastered complex literary nonfiction by the end of the year and use this resource to help get them to that point. After a brief description of the Common Core standard, a list of age-appropriate informational texts is included.
9th - 10th Language Arts 23 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Teach your class the basics of narrative writing! The resource first describes the Common Core standard for narrative writing in-depth, and then moves into how to apply the standard. Show your class the example essay and quiz them briefly before moving on to explain their writing assignment.
9th - 10th Language Arts 38 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Study allusions with a research and presentation project. Pupils are assigned a specific allusion, the phoenix for example. They research the origins, compose a summary, explain the concept, and explore this allusion within various cultures.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Looking at Life through the Creation of Personal Metaphors
Students focus on the creation of personal metaphors, which are first illustrated in pictures and caricatures and then extended to descriptive/analytical paragraphs. They teach the lesson to others using their own personal metaphors as models.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 55 Downloads
Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Narrating Quentin's Mental Breakdown
Trace the mental breakdown and suicide of a character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. After a close reading of chapter two, discussion focuses on Quentin’s watch and the symbolism of stunted times signifying the lack of success in the lives of the Copson family and in the Old South.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
What does the author believe about his topic? Why did he write in the first place? Challenge your class to figure out the answers to these questions as they read through informational texts. The resource provides a breakdown of the corresponding Common Core standard, two ideas for classwork, and a sample quiz with answers.
9th - 10th Language Arts 18 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
With a nice description of what the standard means, an idea for a class activity, and a quiz with answers, this resource should deepen your (and your pupils') understanding of the targeted Common Core standard. The provided activity is not very detailed, but does include ideas of themes to cover when assigning famous works of historical non-fiction.
9th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sometimes it's all too easy to slip into informal language, ya know? Help your class master code-switching with the activity and drill provided here. The activity is a literature discussion where formal language is required. The description of how to encourage formal language is somewhat vague, so you might consider providing sentence frames or coming up with a list of discussion norms to clarify your expectations.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Dramatic Monologue
High schoolers read and discuss Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess". In groups, they choose one character from the poem and, taking on the perspective of that character, write various character portraits.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 80 Views 437 Downloads
Crisis in Darfur
High school social studies teachers addressing the crisis in Darfur could use elements of this plan to increase social studies vocabulary and research skills. It includes a page of lecture/discussion notes, instructions for creating higher-level questions, and a DBQ essay assignment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 43 Downloads
Bringing Surrealism into the Digital Realm
Students write a three page article on two famous surrealist artist of their times. Then, they compare and contrast their similarities and document in the article website references used on footnotes. Students also use pre-existing knowledge of tools to create an artwork similar to the painted styles from earlier periods by using the computer to create artistic pieces.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students create a multimedia presentation in small groups about Alabama. They conduct Internet research, create a map of Alabama, and complete their guide to five selected sites in Alabama using descriptions, map locations, expenses, and useful information for visiting these sites.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.” Dickens’ diction and syntax can cause readers, even those familiar with 19th Century prose, to stumble.
9th Language Arts 21 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lending Discrimination and the Community Reinvestment Act
Write about economic and banking issues of concern to the public. Investigate lending discrimination and the impact of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act. Use a guide to do research and write an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Jacob Lawrence's Freedom Trail
Students read excerpts of autobiographies from Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. After listening to excerpts of an oral reading of Frederick Douglass' book, they discuss the ways African Americans were treated on plantations. Individually, they compare and contrast their own lives to Douglass and view slides of Lawrence's paintings.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads