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Emotional Effects of World War One
Explore how World War One affected the world and changed the writings of poets and authors to create a new movement called Modernism. Identify how articles, memoirs, diaries, and poetry written after the war changed. Practice writing a poem in the Modernist format.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads
Using Opening Lines as Writing Prompts
Help your writers get started with these hooks! Twenty-five opening lines from the "Lives" column in the New York Times Magazine act as prompts for creative writing. Have your learners choose one prompt and write an original essay. Scholars can write memoirs, poems, plays, etc.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 77 Downloads
The Women Warrior
An appealing and informative PowerPoint that informs readers of The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts of the available themes, motifs, and symbols present in the novel. Included is an adaptable essay assignment where the readers are assigned one theme, motif, and symbol to track throughout the novel.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Old Folks Will Bless You and the Girls Kiss You
Fourth graders reflect on the Revolutionary War. In this Colonial America history instructional activity, 4th graders discuss various battles of the war, specifically the Battle of Cowpens. Students begin by watching a video chronicling that battle.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
1854: A Real-Life Little House Story
Eighth graders discover that Laura Ingalls Wilder's novel Little House in the Big Woods made life on the Wisconsin frontier real to thousands of young readers. They examine a 5-page memoir of a pioneer girlhood in Wisconsin that's as vivid as Wilder's.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session Two (2008)
For this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English worksheet, students read an excerpt from a memoir and a poem and answer reading comprehension questions. Students then write an essay using details and examples from both passages.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session Two (2007)
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students read a poem and an excerpt from a memoir and answer reading comprehension questions. Students then write a unified essay using ideas and evidence from both passages.
8th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 48 Downloads
Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session Two (2005)
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students read a memoir and a poem and answer reading comprehension questions. Students then compose an essay using ideas from both passages.
9th - 11th Language Arts 6 Views 24 Downloads
Harry Wu: Forced Labor
Over the course of two class periods, young historians explore human rights issues; specifically, forced labor in China. This resource provides everything you need, including relevant vocabulary, an anticipatory activity, and a small-group project.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by vocabulary, short-answer questions, and other close reading tasks.
6th - 8th Language Arts 512 Views 425 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 66 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Express Yourself Lesson Seed 18: Investigate
Prepare your class for argumentative writing with a close inspection of the controversy surrounding Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. All necessary articles and materials are linked at the beginning of the resource. Kids use the provided graphic organizers to gather evidence and details from each source.
6th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and evidence from the provided articles, pupils come up with their own theories on how people make it through obstacles and compose narrative essays on this topic.
6th - 12th Language Arts 74 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our students may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and significance of 9/11 with this resource, which includes two detailed lesson plans for elementary and secondary classes.
K - 12th Social Studies & History 328 Views 273 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Are We the People?
Taking on the roles of a fiery Boston patriot, a Philadelphia merchant's wife, and a prominent abolitionist, your young historians will consider the reactions of these early Americans to the creation of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Emancipation Proclamation respectively.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable