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Let the Truth Be Known
Students explore authenticity in written works and the responsibilities of the media. They read two Holocaust accounts, one that is factual and one that was fabricated. They further examine, the importance of authenticity in the media.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 33 Downloads
When Johnny Went Marching Off...
Eighth graders explore Civil War campaigns. In this Civil War lesson plan, 8th graders collaborate and conduct research to create presentations that focus on specific Union or Confederate generals and battles. Students take on the roles of photographers, reporters, and biographers.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fusing Firecrackers with Narrative
Improve your youngsters' descriptive writing. They study an object and write about what they see as a warm-up, then they read an excerpt from Paul Guest's memoir, One More Theory about Happiness. The next part of the activity prompts them to write a descriptive paragraph about an event in their lives.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil
In this online interactive philosophy activity, students read Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche and then respond to 12 short answer questions regarding the work. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Woman Warrior Study Questions and Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior. Students may check some of their answers online.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
President Bush's Decision Points: Torture & the Rule of Law
Students explore terrorist interrogation issues. In this human rights instructional activity, students read articles and documents related to torture in terrorist investigations. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the articles.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
What If: The Seed Of A Story
Students read and comprehend a piece of fictional writing, analyze how setting, characterization, and plot affect the theme of a story and work in a group to create a new writing assignment. This 5-day plan culminates in students writing a short story.
5th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 16 Downloads
Immigration to the Golden Land: Jewish Life in America
High schoolers examine waves of Jewish immigration during three time periods and analyze a variety of primary sources, including letters, memoirs, and laws, to gain insight into both the American immigrant experience and American society throughout history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Taking Action Against Indifference: Eli Wiesel's "Night"
Students comprehend how the past affects individuals and society. They comprehend how to perceive past events with historical empathy. Students produce written work that makes connections to related topics or information. They recognize a range of literary elements and techniques and use these elements to interpret the work.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 49 Downloads
Learners investigate why the Treaty of Versailles took the form that it did. They read an interactive memoir of a soldier after he returned home after WWI, conduct research on the Treaty of Versailles, and write the front page of a German newspaper the day that the peace treaty was announced.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 35 Downloads
Take the Last Train to Clarksville: Arkansas's Historic Depots and Railroad History
Students study the history of railroads and depots in Arkansas using websites and memoirs. They complete activities that explain how and why the railroads were built, and the different ways people used them.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 36 Downloads
Teaching Imagery with Gary Paulsen
Students read excerpts from memoirs written by Gary Paulsen as examples of how to write a narrative piece. They identify figurative language used and then they write a memoir of their own that contains imagery and figurative language.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 68 Downloads
The Not-So-Famous Person Report
Students research a not-so-famous person and write a report about that person. They conduct interviews in order to find out information about their chosen person. Students share what they learned about the person with the class.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 30 Downloads
Varied Beginnings: Research Process / Narrative Writing Techniques
What's the best way to start a story? Learners write a memoir using effective openings. They research the process and work through a list of hooks to use in their writing. They use at least two hooks to begin their personal memoir. A great way to convey narrative writing techniques.
5th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 128 Downloads
Evaluating Eyewitness Reports
High schoolers investigate various reports from the great Chicago fire of 1871 to evaluate the reliability of primary sources. They create their own eyewitness account of a modern disaster based on primary accounts.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Introducing Literacy Elements in Nonfiction
Explore nonfiction writing with your class. They will identify elements in nonfiction by reviewing elements of fiction. Then they use biographies, memoirs, menus, Time for Kids, and text books to identify elements of nonfiction. They will respond to the text using thoughtful questions.
4th - 6th Language Arts 22 Views 112 Downloads