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Students discuss their responsibilities and experiences as parents. Individually, students create a list of parental responsibilities. Individual lists are combined and discussed with the whole class. This lesson plan is designed for students acquiring English.
What do infants need? What are parental responsibilities? Why breastfeed? What are the pros and cons? When do infants sit-up, roll over, crawl, talk, get teeth, eat solid foods, and sleep through the night? So many questions, and this is just the beginning of an eighteen-year responsibility. This lesson provides a good start with a lot of useful information to answer many of these questions.
Learners watch a news clip about people who think bad parents are to blame for bad kids. They then take a quiz about legal age and responsibility. Finally they design a series of parenting lessons.
Students interpret information from the video "The Lost Children of Rockdale County" through a series of written questions and answers, and group discussion and evaluate the parameters of parental responsibility in the lives of teenagers.
In this needs comparison chart, students compare the needs of babies to the needs of chicks. Students write a comparison paragraph about how mother hens and caregivers take responsibility for the needs of both babies and chicks.
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer. Participants are then assigned a side, either for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) or against DOMA, and in groups of four (two for and two against) present their arguments. As a conclusion, individuals then craft an essay presenting their own stance on the question. Be sure to investigate your school's policy on using "R" rated films in the classroom, and discussing topics of sexuality before using this resource with your classes.
Controversial issues, by definition, are topics on which rational people disagree. And some arguments for or against a stance on an issue carry more weight than others. Class members practice evaluating the weight of reasons and evidence on both sides of the question of whether or not shopping malls should be allowed to institute teen curfews. After reading a series of articles that provide background information on the question, pairs uses the provided sentence frames to craft statements that explain why they think some evidence has more weight than others.
Preteens practice parenting an egg for an entire week as an exercise in responsibility. In this particular version of a classic activity, your nurturers keep a baby log, look for a job and calculate costs for supporting a little one, and write a reflection essay about the social, economic, emotional effects of caring for another human. If you do not have the time for this in-depth activity, consider introducing it as if students were going to parent for a week and let the discussion begin!
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America.  For this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation lesson, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F. Demeritt." Students interview their parents about school memories and share ways in which contemporary school experiences are alike and different from those of their parents.
What is wisdom? This is just one of 10 thought-provoking questions on this anticipation guide, created for Siddhartha. This would be a great activity for learners to do before jumping into discussion groups, ensuring that everyone has something to say! 
Reproduction can result in parenthood. Discuss the pros and cons, responsibility, and possible results of sexual intercourse. Intended for a secondary special education class, this lesson is developmentally appropriate for mild to moderately disabled high schoolers. 
Students examine the healthcare system, including insurance, drug prices, and patient rights. Following a field trip to the children's ward of a hospital, they work in groups to analyze various conditions,problems/diseases, presented on index cards. Other facets of the lesson include watching several videos about health care and holding a student debate about adopting a universal health plan.
Students write a Father's Day letter. In this friendly letter writing lesson, students brainstorm a list of parent responsibilities, then write three specific ways their fathers care for them. Students share learning experiences they have had with their father after the teacher describes how she now understands rules set by her father. Students write a friendly letter to their father including personal information and stories.
In this file sharing worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about file sharing. Students complete 10 activities total.
Students examine the extent of parental responsibility. In this liability and accountability instructional activity, students review cases which find children at fault and determine to what extent, if any, that parents are responsible for the actions of their children. As a culminating activity, students write their own legislative bills based on parent accountability.
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie Settlement, Nebraska Photographs and Letters. Additionally, they complete a worksheet and participate in class discussions of the topic.
Students explore the math they are learning in the classroom with their families. In this math workshop lesson, participants learn about the types of mathematics being taught in the classroom. These workshops provide opportunities to strengthen the family/school connection.
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka. They write a story about a day in their life that includes illustrations, fifteen math problems, the written story, and an answer key. Students read and present their books to the class.
Middle schoolers explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development lesson, students listen to a speech by J. F. Kennedy and discuss the impact his speech may have had on volunteerism in our country. Middle schoolers write a paper including reflections on the importance of philanthropy to their own community.
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics lesson, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.

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