Pragmatism Teacher Resources

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Discover the differences in dialect when teaching linguistics. Many examples from Creole, Pidgin, slang, and the UK are used. The slides are black and white and mostly consist of various examples.
Students discuss the roles that morality and pragmatism play in war, and then create a timeline documenting Israel's evolving response to terrorism since 1948.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 23 multiple choice questions about Hegel's Philosophy of History. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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. 
Students participate in a buying and selling role-play activity to practice food vocabulary, and the concepts of matching, color and number.
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.
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. 
In this online interactive world history activity, students answer 25 matching questions regarding French politics during the Reign of Terror. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this critical reading worksheet, students read a passage about cycles of American generations then answer three questions based on the reading.
Students demonstrate how to express needs, wants, and obligations. They observe a teacher-led demonstration, complete a worksheet, and listen to a recorded dialogue.
Students in an adult ESL class practice everyday english patterns. They identify how to use "want to", "need to" and "have to". They practice as a whole class and review concepts as necessary.
Students read and write poetry that reflects true self expression. They use the published poetry as a springboard instead of a formula to write from the heart.
Learners choose at least two of the activities under the word category and examine what types of 'thinking' and 'strengthening' you are doing to build up their brain. They then choose at least two activities from the Math category and review them and compare to the ones from the word category.
Students read an article about the new French President who is supportive of America. As a class, they brainstorm a list of characteristics countries should follow when dealing with their allies. In groups, they determine whether taking care of the environment or human rights is the most important issue. They write a persuasive essay to end the lesson on a quote they are given by their teacher.
Pupils examine chemistry and demonstrate the relevancy of it in their everyday world. In this chemistry instructional activity students complete a lab activity.

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