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To This Day
Bring bullying out into the open with an involved lesson surrounding the animated version of Shane Koyczan's spoken word poem "To This Day." Class members discuss images related to bullying and watch the video without sound. They write a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To This Day Project
Bullying. It is a prevalent topic in our society today, and it is something that occurs far too often among adolescents and school communities. With incredible animations and powerful narration, explore the real consequences of bullying....
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Make the Same Shape
Make sure your class has a grasp of words that include the long /a/ sound and follow the _a_e pattern. They can read the short poem on this page, which includes many examples of this pattern to practice, and then complete the three...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Living in a Digital World
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Is it the same as face-to-face communication? In small groups, learners discuss the differences between digital and non digital life, how they are different and what each environment can...
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grammar Bytes PowerPoint Presentation: Parallel Structure
When preparing students for standardized tests, this presentation about parallel structure could be a great way to review. Using concrete examples, and providing detailed explanations, students could use this as an independent review.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Appreciating Likenesses and Differences
Students listen to the story, THE CRAYON BOX THAT TALKED by Shane DeRolf and partcipate in a class discussion about why the crayons disliked each other. They discover that people are sometimes like the crayons in the story and may not...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History