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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 17 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 6 Views 35 Downloads
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 9 Views 53 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
Learners 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
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 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 8 Views 7 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 6 Views 5 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 42 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 18 Views 23 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 28 Views 22 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 3 Views 16 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
The Inuit Family: A study of its history, beliefs, and images
Students study the Inuit in terms of their geographic location and its influence on their way of life. They investigate Inuit imagery as a reflection of their belief system and focus on the objects of the Inuit to introduce three-dimensional activities in the classroom.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 52 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
Students identify networking advantages and ways to use the Internet to network. In this networking instructional activity, students discuss careers that may change and develop as a result of networking opportunities. Students discover how the use of the Internet saved a deathly sick student then work in groups to create news reports, press conferences, and brainstorm new ways to use the Internet to network.
8th - 10th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 31 Downloads
Economic Activity and Markets
High schoolers identify and interpret that economic activity involves making choices in the face of scarcity, therefore making choices involves a cost. They also identify that individuals interact in markets by inducing one another, through the prices they offer, to supply the goods each wants, and that there is nothing mysterious about this process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 60 Downloads