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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 brief piece about bullying and perfect their work for homework.
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. This is a perfect resource to initiate discussion or use as a writing prompt, as many of your learners will surely relate to this video or will find connections to their own communities.
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
What is really the best way to get rid of hiccups? Investigate some old wives' tales and folk remedies related to health. Middle schoolers explore the science behind why people might believe these myths to be true and find the real scientific causes or reasons for their effects.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 offer.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
With the use of a model rocket kit, aspiring aerospace engineers work cooperatively to construct and launch a rocket. A preparatory reading assignment is included, covering Newton's laws of motion and information about the first commercial spaceships, launched in 2011 and 2012.
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review “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
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 solved by the presence of mysterious dark matter.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science 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 like people that seem different from them.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Two Ways To Divide
Build on the concepts of shared and repeated subtraction division. The teacher guides the class through using both methods for solving a word problem, including formulating an equation. After pairing off for independent practice, one partner uses shared division to solve a problem, the other repeated subtraction.
4th - 5th Math
Musical Traditions of Southern Louisiana
This units gives young scholars opportunities to * Research the history and patterns of French settlement in Louisiana * Discover three types of music (New Orleans jazz, Cajun, Zydeco) which are representative of the Francophone presence in Louisiana.
9th - 12th Languages