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Introduce the Victorian Era by requiring significant online research and evaluation of sources. After the class gathers their information, they create a PowerPoint presentation with examples of specific aspects of the period, including historical events, philosophical and cultural characteristics. While this was created for advanced high school English classes, it could easily be adapted for social studies classes, and even other eras.
Middle schoolers complete exercises that depict tone in a piece of descriptive writing. After reviewing the definition of tone, students list the essential characteristics of tone and use that list to create a descriptive paragraph that evokes the tone in a piece of writing.