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A Lesson Before Dying: Themes of the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use a discussion on themes of A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines to inspire your class's writing. After addressing the themes of racism, commitment, and manhood, kids use historical references and evidence from the text to answer...
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Do We Have to Get Old and Die?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
They say nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes. But, are taxes the only one sure thing? Pupils ponder the possibility of eternal life with the ageless examples of the mole rat and jellyfish. The narrator discusses why our...
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Why We Age - And How We Can Stop It

For Students 9th - 12th
As we get older, we age, our bodies and minds deteriorate, but this isn't true of all species. The video begins with why we age and what biological processes cause aging. Then it covers research on worms, mice, and other animals that...
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Death and Dying

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine religious rituals and ceremonies surrounding death and dying.  In this Ethics lesson plan, 9th graders explore end-of-life care in the United States and consider ways it might be improved.  Students discuss common...
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Humor and Aging

For Teachers Higher Ed
Exploring the ranges and applications of humor in the aging process, this presentation provides numerous examples and statistics about how aging is seen in modern society. The slides explore how the elderly regard themselves versus how...
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Death and Recovery

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, devastating plant and animal life for miles around. Two activities are included in this lesson plan. In one, learners evaluate tree rings to determine the age of a tree and the year of a volcano....
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Aging 1: The Science of Aging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the concept of aging and how scientists study human aging.
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Middle Ages Lesson 7

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete a daily language activity, editing sentences about the Middle Ages, then listen as the teacher reads Harold the Herald aloud. In this language arts lesson, 6th graders draw symbols and shapes to represent their...
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Aging 2: How Scientists Study Aging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore how scientists study aging by reviewing experiments related to the affect of caloric reduction on aging.
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Death and Dying

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine religious rituals and ceremonies surrounding death and dying.  In this cultural studies lesson, 9th graders explore end-of-life care in the United States and consider ways it might be improved.
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Death in Poetry: A.E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young" and Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze poems about death. In this poetry analysis lesson, students read poems from both Dylan Thomas and A.E. Housman and analyze them in groups for common poetic devices. Students present their analysis and complete a Venn...
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Sayings Quiz: Death

For Students 6th - 8th
In this English idioms about death activity, students interpret sayings about death and complete sentences using them correctly.
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Oldest known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
How do people overcome adversity? Alice Herz-Sommer survived the Holocaust and the spirit that sustained her is the focus of this resource. After reading her story, class members respond to both text-based and open-ended discussion...
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Diophantus' Age Problem

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Diophantus' age problem, students read clues concerning the age of Diophantus.  They write an algebraic equation for the given situation.  Students solve the equation to determine the age of Diophantus when he died.  This...
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A Death Record: 1860

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars research death records in order to contrast causes of death in the past with those of today and compare the ages of death of males and females in the 1800s.
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Philosophy - Soren Kierkegaard

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you've ever felt angest, also known as angst, you can thank Soren Kierkegaard for coining a world to define an anxiety-ridden situation in his book The Concept of Anxiety. An educational video teaches high schoolers about...
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What a Dinosaur Looks like under a Microscope

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists determine the age of a dinosaur when it died? Viewers earn how scientists make slides of dinosaur fossils and how they use these images to determine age at death. Part of a larger Eons series from PBS, these beautiful...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slideshow presentation covers the flavor of the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of...
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In the Time of the Butterflies Packet

For Students 8th - 12th
Considering using Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies? Here's a resource designed to be used before and during a reading of her powerful story of the murder of the Mirabal sisters. Included in the packet is a vocabulary list,...
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Outdoor Survival

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Which of the following can you survive without for the longest time: water, food, or a positive mental attitude? The answer may surprise you. Guide learners of all ages through games, activities, and discussions about surviving in the...
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Fact Sheet: Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to William Shakespeare, there seem to be more questions than answers! Using the fact sheet, pupils uncover information about the Bard's home and family life, as well as his schooling and career. Readers also learn about his...
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Biology: The Science of Aging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the key factors of the aging process. They complete an online life span activity and record their answers in science journals. Students examine the lives of three individuals and identify the types of mental and...
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How Scientists Study Aging

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore how scientists study aging by reviewing experiments related to the affect of caloric reduction on aging. They understand how scientist study the relationship between aging and caloric reduction.
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On This Day: The Chicago Iroquois Theatre Fire of 1903

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
When sparks ignited a fire at the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago in 1903, it was one of the greatest public safety tragedies of the twentieth century. Even though the theater did not take basic safety precautions, no one was held...

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