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"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
For this classical music worksheet, students listen to "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa. Students read about the composer and the march. Students study the lyrics to this piece and answer 5 short essay questions.
5th - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 97 Downloads
Giants of American Music
In this music worksheet, students match a description with the following composers: George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, Leonard Bernstein. Students also reflect on why they are called Giants of American Music.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 58 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Solution is Complex
Consider complex numbers, roots, and quadratic equations. Use the discriminate as a way to determine the nature of a quadratic's roots. Then discuss the similarities and differences between quadratics with two, one, or no real roots. There are nine included worksheets, cha-ching!
9th - 12th Math 26 Views 82 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Equality
What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron".
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a "culture war" between these two ideals in the early stages of the new nation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th Language Arts 204 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Brown v. Board: Five Communities That Changes America
Students examine the court cases of Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education, and the role of the NAACP. They conduct research, write a report, and research the history of their local public schools.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
You Can Cut It: Hands-on Geometry
Learners explore two and three-dimensional objects with a hands-on approach and an element of chance. Groups choose the name of a solid figure from a "hat" and work with that shape. They sketch it, determine the number and shapes of faces, and present their shape to the rest of the class, jigsaw style.
7th - 12th Math 20 Views 149 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day
Students are introduced to the symbolism of the flag of the United States of American. They identify flag components, history, etiquette and lore. They also use constrution paper to make a flag and discuss the Pledge of Allegiance.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 14 Views 90 Downloads
Graphs and More
Young statisticians create and interpret various types of graphs from data gathered. The focus here is on interpreting the data and drawing appropriate conclusions. Box-and-whisker plots, frequency distributions, scatterplots, and lines of best fit are explored.
8th - 9th Math 44 Views 378 Downloads