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On the Court with...Michael Jordan
Learners use a decision-making model as they make simulated choices about their future education. In this decision-making lesson, students read a book about Michael Jordan and discuss choices he made. Then, learners examine how their choices represent an investment in human capital.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
A Sense of Emptiness in the House That Michael Built
Students investigate different journalistic techniques used to add color and new dimension to fact-based news stories. They write a journal discussing techniques that journalists could use to make Michael Jordan's retirement from the NBA different for
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson 2: Retelling a Life
Show your class how to indicate which events in a persons life are more important by creating a timeline of Amelia Earhart's life based on the biography Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart. Class members will not only have to comprehend this informational text, they will also be required to sequence events and determine the importance of events.
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Black History Stations
Students rotate between 6 activity stations and discover important facts about famous African Americans. Students find their heart rate, dribble, throw baseballs, jump hurdles and complete a long jump activity while becoming familiar with Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Willie Thrower, George Poage and Dehart Hubbard.
K - 2nd Physical Education
New Review 501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response), and each category comes with a general rubric and a set of sample essays.
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative
What if Hitler had succeeded in his endeavors? What if the stock market had never crashed in 1929? Considering alternate histories is a fantastic way to not only assess understanding of a historical event and its significance, but to also consider possibilities for modern happenings around the globe.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Put the advertising in the hands of your pupils. They design and promote a product, using propaganda techniques to persuade those who view their newspaper ad. Learners must include certain information about their product as well as a color illustration of their product.
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Verbs
Verbs, verbs, verbs. Action verbs, state of being verbs, linking verbs, helping verbs, transitive and intransitive verbs, and even the tense of verbs are the subject of a colorful 29-slide PowerPoint. Activities and practice exercises are included.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Double Jeopardy Clause: A Fifth Amendment Constitution Trivia Game
Here is a wonderful way to introduce your learners to the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. There are 16 questions designed to generate thinking and discussion questions about the Fifth Amendment. This lesson is extremely well-written, and the game is quite ingenious.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Mega-Mergers and Cross Marketing
Students tudents examine the influence and power of media mergers by studying the Space Jam cross-marketing phenomenon. The lesson begins with a discussion about the film Space Jam, with students responding to an article by Naomi Klein about the movie.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Writing Prompts for High School
Here’s a great teacher resource - thirty-five writing prompts designed for high school writers. Categories include cause and effect, definition, expository/informative, persuasive, how to, descriptive, narrative, biographical narrative, writing about literature, and writing about nonfiction prompts.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Emotional and Intellectual Health
Seventh graders read about strategies for improving self-esteem and discuss how to deal with disappointments and write a letter of advice. They also recognize some of the emotions described in I Stink!, an article about self-esteem originally written for Sports Illustrated for Kids: Sports Parents magazine.
Can Anyone Be a Leader?
Students explore the concept of leadership and identify leaders from the past and present. They brainstorm qualities of effective leaders, research a leader from the past and develop a presentation on their findings and choose a local leader to interview.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Olympics: Swifter, Higher, Stronger!
The Olympic Games are the focus of this lesson. Students research information on famous Olympic athletes, and display their information on a Trading Card, which is embedded in the plan. This plan is much more than simply a research project on famous athletes.
2nd Social Studies & History
CTBS Mechanics Practice #1
Use this CTBS mechanics worksheet to reinforce the correct use of commas, punctuation, italics, letter writing, and capitalization. Middle schoolers are given information on each of these areas and then answer a total of thirty multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer questions.
6th - 7th English Language Arts