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Zoom-In Washington Monument
Students explore the Washington Monument. In this United States history lesson, students view a "zoom-in" PowerPoint presentation of the Washington Monument. Students predict what the main structure represented in the picture is as more of the monument is revealed.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 24 Downloads
What Do We Choose to Remember? Public Monuments and Memorials
Students collaborate to determine what a public monument is. In this government and United States history lesson, students view the National Mall website of the National Parks Service and describe common features after looking at and reading about the Washington Monument, the Lincoln memorial, and several war memorials.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 30 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 1
What can jump 150 times its own length? Fleas! Assign this reading passage to your class, and they'll not only develop reading skills, but they'll learn about fleas. After reading the excerpt, they answer the questions that follow. All questions are in multiple-choice format.
8th - 9th Language Arts 35 Views 111 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math 78 Views 56 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Equality
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".
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Voice that Challenged a Nation
Included here are step-by-step instructions for conducting a close reading of The Voice That Challenged a Nation by Russell Freedman. After an individual and class reading, class members read carefully through the text excerpt, responding to the provided text-dependent questions.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 45 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sixth graders find the length of shadows. In this Pythagorean Theorem lesson plan, 6th graders learn the parts of a right triangle and learn the Pythagorean Theorem. Students use the theorem to determine how long the shadow of the Washington Monument is as well as the school flagpole.
6th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Washington D.C. from Space
For this Washington D.C. from space worksheet, students use a picture generated by the International Space Station and they find the scale of the image. They determine the actual size of features in the image, they find the distances between points in the image and they find the area covered by the image.
8th - 10th Math 3 Views 19 Downloads
Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a monument to research, write a paper about, and re-represent either with description or an actual physical product.
10th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Are You Pulling My Trig?
Build on students' knowledge about triangles with this introductory lesson on trigonometric ratios. After first exploring key terms in a scavenger hunt activity, students solve a series of guided and independent practice problems dealing with the sine, cosine, and tangent functions.
9th - 12th Math 5 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed