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Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums. 
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust. Materials to complete this unit are included.
Students discover the concept of a "home" by conducting interviews.  In this community instructional activity, students discuss what the word "home" means to them as well as research Habitat for Humanity.  Students interview home renters as well as Habitat for Humanity home owners and discover what "home" means to them.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Young scholars discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. For this Economics lesson, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Young scholars review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
High schoolers gain access to easily understood, timely interpretations of monthly announcements of rate of change in real GDP and the accompanying related data in the U.S. economy. They categorize items into GDP categories.
Sixth graders conduct historical research and consider the importance of photography as a data collection device. In this lesson on historical documentation, 6th graders formulate questions regarding historical documents in order to better interpret visual media as a mode for transmitting facets of history. Students will work in groups to discuss and research primary and secondary source documents.
Young scholars read and discuss "Prosperity Extends Its Reach, but Not Far Enough to Benefit All," and examine the difficulty, for the working poor, in making ends meet, and propose philanthropic solutions.
Investigate the current financial market and have your class explore savings, borrowing, financial markets, mutual funds, and the stock market. This four-part lesson is designed to help students become knowledgeable and informed consumers.
Students discuss how people are reducing their fuel consumption, then read a news article about a new bike-sharing program in Washington, D.C. In this current events and alternative transportation lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a class discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read that news report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Research the necessary components of a planet that supports life after reading the article "All of a Sudden, The Neighborhood Looks a Lot Friendlier" from The New York Times. After finding their information, middle and high schoolers create short science fiction stories in which they incorporate their research.
Fifth graders become familiar with the events of Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. In this reconstruction lesson, 5th graders work in pairs where each student  creates a building with blocks and draws it. Their partner then reconstructs their building. Students use primary sources and gather facts about the Reconstructive Period after the Civil War.
Students examine the process of census taking in the United States. For this "200 Years and Counting" lesson, students examine the data collection process, look at an example of a census form, analyze data, and learn what the information is used for.
Students examine the impact of hurricanes on people and government agencies. They describe the current weather, explore various websites, read and discuss articles, complete a crossword puzzle, and complete a media comparison chart.
Seventh graders explore the geography of Eastern and Western Europe. They compare and constrast the culture of Jewish people from Eastern and Western Europe. They analyze deportation and confinement in concentration camps, using personal testimonies.
High schoolers explore race relations. In this race issues lesson plan, students examine primary resources and the story of Emmett Till in order to understand the White, Euro-centrism of American history.
In this identifying idioms online/interactive worksheet, students choose idioms to replace the words and phrases in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 55 answers.
Students complete six activities to improve their language arts skills. In this literacy, grammar, and reading comprehension lesson, students complete and pre-test, six activities including grammar, vocabulary, spelling, writing, and reading comprehension before taking a post-test.
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to debate both affirmative and negative positions on a given topic.
Students survey college students.  In this lesson, students explore typical costs.  They examine education loans.  Students complete a FASFA form and write an essay describing plans for obtaining money for college expenses.

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