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St. Thomas Aquinas: Treatise on Law
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read Treatise on Law by St. Thomas Aquinas and respond to 6 short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students explore Italian Renaissance artwork. In this visual arts lesson, students examine "Madonna, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Saint Paul'" by Bernardo Daddi. Students investigate the use of space, scale, and proportion in the work prior to researching the work of other Italian artists.
St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa Contra Gentiles
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read Summa Contra Gentiles by St. Thomas Aquinas and respond to 9 short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
St. Thomas Aquinas- Treatise on Happiness
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read the Treatise on Happiness by St. Thomas Aquinas and respond to 10 short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Socrates Prosecution: Just or Unjust
Practice making judgments and tracking claims and evidence with the materials included here. Class members read two included articles about the trial of Socrates, looking at both sides of the argument. They work in small groups to track the claims and evidence before participating in a whole-group discussion and composing essays in class on the topic.
Dirty Air And Bright Lights
Students are asked to think about their use of electricity, particularly around the holidays, and how it affects their quality of life and the lives of all of us. They explore the issue by tracing the connections and discussing how and why we consider the consequences (near and far in time or space) in the decisions we make in our daily lives.
Pudd'nhead Wilson Review Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A Meeting Of Renaissance Minds
Seventh graders investigate the contributions of individuals during the Italian and Harlem Renaissance periods. In this Italian and Harlem Renaissance lesson, 7th graders research the two eras before writing a script. They write a script that develops a conversation between two significant persons of the era including details about the artistic, social, and political changes.
Games of Strength, Endurance and Stamina
Students explore and discuss importance of strength, endurance, and stamina in Native American culture, practice skills such as back push, bench reach, muskox fight, one-and-two-foot high kick, and high kick stand, and monitor, improve, and set performance goals for themselves.
Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil
In this online interactive philosophy activity, learners read Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche and then respond to 12 short answer questions regarding the work. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
Spain in Puerto Rico: The Early Settlements
Pupils participate in a lecture to discover the history of how Puerto Rico was changed after Spain discovered the island. In groups, they compare and contrast the conditions on the island before and after Columbus' discovery. To end the lesson, they research the architectural elements of Caparra and San Juan and describe the characteristics of the two cities.
In this online interactive history quiz learning exercise, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about James Madison. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A Meeting Of Renaissance Minds
Seventh graders compare and contrast the Italian and Harlem Renaissance periods. Classmates examine the life of historical individuals and assess their contributions and impacts on the respective eras. Students role play individuals from each era, comparing their lives. Pupils discuss the artistic, social and political changes that developed in the two very different eras.
Understanding the Theoretical Basis for Civil Disobedience
Students analyze Henry David Thoreau's 'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' and Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." In this civil disobedience lesson plan, students read Thoreau's essay and answer 6 questions for the lesson plan. Students read Dr. King's letter and answer 7 questions. Students write an essay using one of the three prompts for the lesson plan.
Descartes, Discourse on Method
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read Descartes's Discourse on Method and respond to 18 true or false and short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Introduction To Law
Students define and identify various law terminology and vocabulary. They explain the role of law in society.
Ptolemy, Copernicus, & the Church
Students determine the difference between a geocentric universe and a heliocentric universe.
Games of Chance
Seventh graders define term stereotype and provide examples of stereotyping, discuss games of luck, chance, and strategy that are enjoyed by people of all cultures, and play two Aboriginal games, Hubbub and Moccasin, that require strategizing to achieve common goal.
Lacrosse Drills and Tourney
Students practice various lacrosse skills and examine the origin of the sport. Among the skills practiced are the cradle, scoop, and toss. Once they have completed a lacrosse rubric self evaluation, students participate in a round robin lacrosse tournament.