Pragmatism Teacher Resources
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James: Present Dilemma in Philosophy, What Pragmatism Means
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read selections from William James's Present Dilemma in Philosophy and then respond to 10 multiple choice and short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Figures of Speech Quotes and Examples
Providing several examples of figures of speech, such as irony, paradox, and personification, this presentation could complement your lecture on pragmatic humor or humor in writing. Examples from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and several quotes from (and about) Albert Einstein help to make the point clear.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension 5
Challenge your eleventh and twelfth graders with this reading passage. Whether you're preparing for upcoming state or school-wide testing, or you're just trying to give your class reading comprehension practice, print this for your class. Twelve multiple-choice questions follow the page-long reading passage provided.
11th - 12th All
Sentence Completion 2: Low-Advanced SAT Level
Contemplating a test-prep unit? A reading comprehension strategies session? Check out this sentence completion worksheet. After test takers try their hand at a sentence completion exercise, they can use the detailed answers and explanations key to check their work and the strategies suggested in the key.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Word Pair Analogies 3
Designed for English language learners, but a good practice activity for all kids, this resource focuses on SAT words like saccharine, pragmatic, and precept. Effective scaffolding is provided here, as the last two questions require the learner to write their own bridge sentences.
8th - 10th ESL & ELD
Central European Monarchs Clash
Track the turmoil and shifts in power between Central European Monarchs. Define the causes and effects of the Thirty Years' War between Germanic Prussia and Austria. This PowerPoint is perfect for fostering good note-taking skills.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History
Explore the different types of discourse and language with your lecture students in this presentation, which explores "sweet language," "stuffy language," and "poetic language," among others. Helpful for English, Sociology, Semantics, or Writing students, the slide contains two slides of references for teacher and student use.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Hobbit: The Enchanting Prelude to Lord of the Rings
The Odyssey, Star Wars, The Hunger Games. Odysseus, Luke Skywalker, Katniss Everdeen. Add The Hobbit and Bilbo Baggins to these lists, and you have a unit examining classic and contemporary myths, legends, and folktales with hero and quest motifs.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Motor Car and Galimoto: An Intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students complete a reading comprehension form which categorizes the different story settings and structure.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Build on your learners' confidence in quick addition as they discover strategies to add tens to two-digit numbers. After reviewing counting by 10's, they discuss tactics to add multiples of 10 to other numbers. They visualize how to solve the problem with ten rods and unit cubes .
1st - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of legislative actions that put McCarthy in the spotlight and First Amendment rights in jeopardy.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Victory and the New Order in Europe
Young scholars explore the ways in which the USSR, the United States, and Britain differed on the future of Germany. They understand why and how the United States attempted to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
I Can Be Whomever I Wish
Famous people who have overcome obstacles are the focus of this language arts and social studies lesson. Pupils are introduced to the concept that they have the ability to overcome obstacles in life. They read selections embedded in the plan about people who have overcome obstacles, then fill out graphic organizers which are also included in the plan.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
How Has Colonialism Led to Multilingualism in Africa
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are explored.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History