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Chemistry classes learn the importance of a limiting reactant by first considering a cake recipe. Given the recipe and the total amount available for each ingredient, they must calculate how many cakes can be made. Finally, they apply this exercise to the photosynthesis reaction. The presentation offers a brief introduction, but you will definitely want to follow it with other examples of limiting reactants within their reactions.
Eleventh graders analyze the origins, purpose, value, and limitation of 1939 documents of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 11th graders use primary sources as a glimpse of everyday life in the past and analyze what life was like based on these sources.
Ninth graders explore the Supreme Court Case Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. In this American Government lesson, 9th graders research the recent history of censorship and how the courts have been involved in either protecting or limiting student expression. Students write an investigative article on a specific topic.
Present your seniors with a controversial topic while studying the first amendment: pornography. This multi-layer resource has scholars writing a pros and cons research paper. They also attend a city council meeting to prepare for an in-class simulated city council meeting, discussing a new city ordinance limiting pornography. The class is split into 5 groups: 2 anti-ordinance groups, 2 pro-ordinance, and council members. Consider giving the presiding officer more of a role.
Ninth graders consider how the Bill of Rights impacts the lawmaking process in the United States. For this Bill of Rights lesson, 9th graders discuss the amendments and their limitations. Students research the role of the Legislative Branch and create presentations that feature their findings.