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Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension learning exercise. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The battle over same-sex marriage is a prevalent issue in the United States, and a valuable topic to be discussed in your social studies classroom. Here is a basic outline of introductory questions, focus questions, vocabulary, and media...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism
Check out this entertaining, speedy, and highly informative overview of the founding stages of the United States government. The video includes a detailed discussion of the limitations of the Articles of Confederation, the eventual...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Texas v. Johnson (1989)
Is burning an American flag protected under the First Amendment right to freedom of speech? Take a look at how Supreme Court justices interpreted this question, and discuss the merits of each of their arguments posed in Texas v. Johnson.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...
K - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Using the 5 Times Tables, Part 3
Could your third graders use some more practice on the five times table? Six word problems guide pupils through the steps to solve multiplication and division problems with multiples of five. Two examples show them exactly how to use the...
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
In Sickness and in Health
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...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Governments Exist? Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau
Here is a great secondary source reading that includes the primary ideas and philosophies of the famed Enlightenment philosophers: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In additional to discussing...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
WWI Time Capsule Project
What a great hands-on activity to encapsulate your learners' understanding of a historical period! After studying World War I, your young historians will imagine themselves to be a figure from the war and put together a time capsule of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History Research Paper
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable