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What if society sought equality by handicapping the gifted and dispelling any traces of diversity? Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offers one possible answer to this question through his incredibly engaging and thought-provoking satirical story, "Harrison Bergeron". In addition to offering writing prompts and discussion questions that are sure to spark interest and debate amongst your readers, you will also have the opportunity to preview video excerpts where editors of the anthology engage in high-level discourse and work to elicit meaning from the classic American text.
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a "culture war" between these two ideals in the early stages of the new nation. After giving a brief overview of the story, work with your readers through the text using the guided questions provided by this resource. 
Explore the digital stacks of the New York Public Library. Made up of over 700 primary and secondary sources, the app opens a door directly into the past. Users will be fascinated by this archive, which documents the World of Tomorrow.
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy happens to be readily-available in many developing countries. These lessons produced by Hemispheres are among the best geography lessons I've yet come across. Highly recommended!
Who is taller? And who is the tallest? Help your Spanish language learners express comparison by teaching them about comparatives and superlatives. The first part of the webpage includes in-depth explanations with examples of comparatives and superlatives that could inform instruction or act as a student reading assignment in a flipped classroom. You might also use the provided slide show to present and practice the information in class. Since there is a good amount of detailed information included here, consider breaking it up over several class periods.
Fifth graders decide how one uses resources within a particular bioregion.  In this decision making instructional activity, 5th graders consider the biodiversity and complexity of the ecosystem.  Students select a resource (water, paper, electricity) and do an environmental assessment of their school community.  Students observe and record how resources are used then devise a plan to conserve the selected resource.
Designed specifically for beginning Spanish speakers (as the text is all in English), this two-page document encourages your class to consider culture, those with Hispanic heritage, and several well-known Hispanic Americans. What a great springboard into a research opportunity. The answers are not included, and it is clear that specific words are required for each fill in the blank offered. 
Now that your class has learned about the present perfect and past perfect, put it all together and find out if they can tell the difference between the tenses. For this exercise, class members translate nine sentences. The sentences include examples of both the present perfect and the past perfect, so it is the pupils' job to determine which form to use. Use this as a homework assignment, quiz, or review exercise.
Point out the difference between will have and would have for your Spanish learners. Pupils must pay close attention to the underlined words in order to choose the proper verb tense when they translate each of nine sentences from English to Spanish. The exercise includes regular and irregular past participles.
Use this information, presentation, and infographic to build several lessons on telling the time and expressing the date in Spanish. The information is broken into topics and includes many examples and exceptions to the standard rules. Click the At a Glance tab for a brief overview that would make a great reference material for pupils. The presentation provides practice, and the infographic summarizes the material in a pleasing format.
Designed for native speakers of Spanish, and written almost entirely in Spanish, this resource begins with explanation of native speakers and strategies that you can use to teach them. After the introductory section, is a collection of worksheets and activities designed to help learners with Spanish reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The worksheets cover several topics, such as la muralla de Ávila, poetry, and descriptive writing. The resource closes with a list of relevant children's literature written in Spanish, categorized by theme, and a final writing assignment with a related gallery walk.
Fifth graders identify the changing seasons with how they affect animal and human behavior. They explain what migration is and why many birds migrate south for the winter. They then trace the coffee sold in their neighborhood and in groups, research if the coffee is grown with or without sun.
Zoom in on a few parts of speech to strengthen and deepen understanding. Pupils examine nouns, articles, adjectives, and conjunctions in closer detail, looking at more complex grammatical situations. In addition to the informational page are three presentations, one each for nouns, articles, and adjectives. Spanish learners can find out how much they've learned with the exercises embedded in the presentations.
Third graders explore the sources of the various foods they eat. They examine how everyone is intricately connected to the ecosystems in which natural resources are produced. Students observe how the lives of people living in those ecosystems are affected.
Place value to the millions is the focus of this math instructional activity. Third and fourth graders investigate multiple ways to represent a number. They examine place value while studying factual information about Pablo Picasso. Resources are provided.
Students examine what their diets would be like without the inclusion of staple crops such as corn, wheat and sugar, and discover the value that chocolate had for the Mayan people. They create display boards for a food festival.
Students explore the concept of Surrealism and how it can be expressed in various art forms. They next create a Surrealist collage, and engage in a Surrealist process to invent a title for their work. They critique a class exhibition of the art.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Students explore the responsibility of corporations in increasing global labor standards. They read case studies about sweatshops and create a list of human rights violations involved in a sweatshop.

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