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Students create their own website to illustrate a theme form history. In this history and technology instructional activity, students create a home page or website for a recent history or social studies instructional activity. Students work in teams to complete the activity.
Eleventh graders examine the industrialization of Hartford.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze pictures in Hartford.  Students participate in a gallery walk of artifacts. 
Students consider how propaganda was used during World War II. In this World War II lesson, students analyze posters that were used to garner support for World War II. Students discuss their impressions of the posters.
Students examine U.S. policies regarding Native Americans. In this Native American history lesson, students analyze provided primary and secondary sources concerning Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, and the Dawes Act. Students use the provided analysis questions to help them form an opinion of U.S. policies towards Native Americans.
Students evaluate primary sources to develop their own opinions about Westward Expansion. In this Manifest Destiny activity, students examine and respond to questions about Gast's painting titled American Progress Students research how Manifest Destiny affected the Native Americans, Mexicans, and Americans.
Students evaluate Web design. For this journalism lesson, students examine the attributes of selected Web sites and then design their own online newspaper by using the principles of design they discuss in this lesson.
Students discuss the attributes of a good speech and a bad speech, and listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, I Have A Dream. They rewrite a speech, directing it to a different audience than it was intended for.
Students compare and contrast two pieces of artwork in regards to their nastalgic elements. Using the internet, they research local religious institutions in their area and note their function in society. They also compare and contrast two Victorian age writers to the characters in their poems and novels. They create a collage of their favorite author to end the lesson.
Students review public service announcements to determine how a message can be communicated effectively to an audience. Using the messages, they identify words, phrases and images that were key to delivering the message. They also determine the intended audience of the announcement.
Learners analyze a public service message to determine if it communicate ideas effectively. They determine the intended audience of a public service message. Students analyze how an organization or governmental body gets a message out to a large group of people.
Student analyze campaign messages about tariffs in a nineteenth-century campaign song. They identify the intended audience of the message. They discuss strategies for courting the other political party's bloc.
Third graders, in groups, create a TV news report simulation about a hurricane disaster in their home town.
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written lesson plan, handouts that include an article and data page, follow-up questions, and extension activities that combine to make the lesson plan complete.
Hamlet, that is not a rat behind the curtain, it is Polonius, and now you’re on trial for his murder.  Practice and develop close reading skills, discover how a trial works, and get the entire class involved in this trial. The class breaks down into groups: judge, characters, prosecution, and defense.  They develop their analysis and arguments that use the text, and the trial begins. Criteria are included for how to assess the groups. Use the results of the trial to develop writing prompts, or to supply textual evidence that the students can use  for a literary analysis.    
Based on family history, how likely is it that a couple's children will have a recessive disease? In an in-depth, but easy-to-follow case study, future geneticists learn the story of Greg and Olga, who are hoping to have children, but they are worried about what genetic diseases they may be passing on to their offspring. Divide your pupils into groups and have them work through all six sections of the case study. You may wish to allocate a certain amount of time to each, in order to keep kids on task and to allow for whole-group discussion.
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by vocabulary, short-answer questions, and other close reading tasks. Small groups work on the questions together and all pupils must decide on the author's purpose. Also included is a set of writing assignment suggestions, which could use more detail.
Uncover new or more relevant information with the filtering tools in the top navigation bar. First, show your class the tools and demonstrate how to use a few. Next, give class members some time to apply what they have learned. They can work individually or with others to create a guide that describes how to use filters with examples. After they have mastered filters, introduce your pupils to operators, symbols or words that a search site recognizes to narrow a search in a specific way. Learners can practice and add their new knowledge to their guide, or complete one of the other suggested assessments.
Help your young learners understand the importance of privacy when communicating about relationship issues and sexual health. Class members are broken into groups to research various technology-based communication channels that can be used to give or acquire information, and then discuss the consequences of public/private communications.
Using a hypothetical discussion between two coworkers broken up into four parts, budding biologists examine the flu shot and some of the typical arguments for and against it. The conversational nature of the reading makes it engaging and easy to read; the analysis questions following each section allow learners a chance to think about what they've read, discuss it with others, and make connections between the passage and the real world. The lesson could be taught in either a whole-class or small group setting.
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the internment was constitutional, two who argue it was not constitutional, present evidence to support their point of view. Teams are then encouraged to reach a consensus, post their position, and cite evidence to support their stance. The exercise ends with individual reflections.

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