Hearing, Dental, and Vision Protection Teacher Resources

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How Did Teeth Evolve?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tooth be told, your class is gonna love this video! Science scholars look beyond simple cell types and enter the world of teeth. The narrator describes how we think teeth evolved to their present form, how form dictates function, and how...
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Human Body Series - Mouth and Teeth Quiz (Grades 6 to 8)

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Will learners pass this quiz by the skin of their teeth? Or will they know for certain that the teeth do not have skin? Ten questions require takers to list the functions of the mouth and teeth, name types of teeth and describe their...
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"Extra Protection for Terrific Teeth"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners become aware of additional ways that teeth can be protected and kept healthy. They discuss what dental sealants are, and how they protect teeth from cavities. Students discuss why wearing mouthguards during active sports is...
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Be Kind to Your Teeth

For Students K - 2nd
What kinds of food can be bad for your teeth? Kindergartners and first graders explore dental health with an interactive science inquiry. Given a choice of foods such as celery, cake, and milk, kids choose which ones are better for their...
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Protecting Ground Water

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Perfect for a senior project or upper-level environmental science course, high schoolers read a seven-step plan to develop a ground water protection plan within the community. Whether using the reading as a demonstration of the amount of...
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Counting Sheep

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging lesson plan! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical...
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Healthy, Happy Teeth

For Teachers K
Students demonstrate the right way to brush their teeth and why its important to keep them clean.
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Participating in a Public Hearing on Cardinal City’s Skate Park Controversy: “Will it be a Radical Ride or a Bogus Bust?”

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members stage a mock public hearing on the question of whether or not Cardinal City should build a skate park. This carefully crafted resource includes complete directions, role cards for council members, proponents, opponents, and...
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It's too loud!

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Investigate soft, loud, and dangerous sounds. Little ones put a check next to the sounds that are loud, an X next to ones that are soft, and circle the ones that would require protective ear wear. Tip: Get out a tape player or computer...
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Sound Ideas

For Teachers 3rd
Complete a unit of lessons on hearing and sound. Learners conduct sound experiments, research the history of the telephone and scientific contributions of Alexander Graham Bell, and create a model of the human ear.
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Bite on This!

For Students 3rd - 4th
Different types of teeth have different roles. Third graders study how molars, incisors, and canines function in a rabbit skull and a cat skull. After answering some questions about the teeth of herbivores and carnivores, kids...
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Seeing Your Retina

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Using a dimmed flashlight, life science learners can see the network of blood vessels that line the back of their eye. Darken the room and let them try this activity as part of your unit on the eyeball. Also consider some of the other...
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Do You Hear What I Hear?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study hearing and are able to differentiate between different sound waves.  In this sound wave lesson students develop a cause and effect model that shows the parts of the ear. 
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Vision

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
From the iris and retina to glasses and contact lenses, learners will be excited to see what activities are in store for them as they learn about the complex organ of the human eye.
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Vision of Beauty: The Madame C.J. Walker Story

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the life and accomplishments of Madame C.J. Walker by reading "A Vision of Beauty" and discussing one of the first successful African American female businesswomen. Student complete a graphic organizer while reading...
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The Law: Child Protection

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate child protection laws and the services they provide. They describe the differences between voluntary and involuntary placement. They role-play as child protection workers and investigate cases and recommend...
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Stay Away Tooth Decay

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss what is meant by good dental hygiene. They identify food and drinks that are good and bad for their teeth. They use an egg to represent their teeth and place it in a dark liquid overnight. They predict what will happen...
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Do You Hear What I hear?

For Students 7th - 10th
Learners consider human hearing. For this human anatomy lesson, students label a diagram of the human ear and explore how the ear transfers sounds to the brain. This lesson is centered around a worksheet that is provided.
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What Causes Tooth Decay

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars investigate oral hygiene.  In this personal health lesson, students discover the parts of a tooth and how to best protect them from disease.  Young scholars examine the effects of acids on tooth enamel and calcium.
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Sense of Hearing

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students read books, look at models of the ear, make musical instruments, and more to learn about sense of hearing. In this hearing lesson plan, students say sounds they hear as well.
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Spelling List 34: Sight Words, Shun Sound, and Academic Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this spelling list worksheet, students practice spelling words that are sight words, shun sound, and vocabulary. Students practice spelling 21 words total.
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Chapter 7

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry comprehension check worksheet, students respond to 19 short answer questions covering chapter 7 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor in order to help them better understand those...
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My Tooth is Loose

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Elementary learners study the /th/ sound as a whole class. First they hear the sound and learn a tongue twister. After practicing together, they write the digraph on their practice paper. Then, to study the words in context, the class...
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Protect Your Prized Possession!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students become aware of the three basic steps to good oral health: brush with fluoride toothpaste twice each day, and floss once each day, eat nutritious foods and limit snacks, and visit their dentist regularly. They discuss what makes...
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Beach Replenishment Mock Hearing

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the issues and stakeholders involved in a beach replenishment project. In this beach replenishment lesson, students study the point of views for the various stakeholders in a beach replenishment issue. Students are...
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How Loud is Too Loud?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore volume and hearing loss. In this hearing loss lesson, students participate in a WebQuest. During the WebQuest, students explore volume, pitch, and amplitude of sound waves. Students have differentiated activities for...
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Protecting Your Eyes

For Students K - 2nd
In this eye protection worksheet, students discover how to protect their eyes as they read guidelines and then respond to 3 questions regarding the information.
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Eyewitness - Sight

For Students 4th - 8th
In this sight worksheet, students watch the movie Eyewitness - Sight and fill in the blanks and answer short answer questions about the movie. Students answer 38 questions.
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Snow Goggles and Limiting Sunlight

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Why would someone need contact lenses that offer UV protection? With a 28-page packet full of instruction and worksheets, students discuss solar radiation and its potential harm to eyes. They make snow goggles similar to ones hunters...
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Protecting the Planet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss being a responsible student by helping to protect the rainforest. In this citizenship lesson plan, students brainstorm ideas to help global warming, warfare, human-rights abuses and acid rain. High schoolers write...
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A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make...
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Lesson 5-Elaborate/Evaluate Too Loud, Too Close, Too Long

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students begin with an analysis of loudness. They estimate the loudness of common environmental sounds, and then use their knowledge of hearing and loudness to evaluate the risk of noise-induced hearing loss for fictitious individuals....
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Sensational Sharks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pray that you are not the prey of sharks! The class watches a video and a webcam on sharks and make observations about the different types of sharks. Learners compare two sharks and list their similarities and differences. They then...
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Hard Outside, Soft Inside

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
How are teeth and eggs similar? The second lesson in this series uses hardboiled eggs to teach children about the structure of their teeth. Making the connection that both teeth and eggs have a hard outside and a soft inside, students...
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Finding Your Own Walden Through Observation and Journaling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Walden Woods Project encourages class members to identify and celebrate their own "Walden" that is need of protection. As part of the project, young environmentalists read passages that reveal Thoreau's literary naturalism and his...
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14th Amendment with Tomiko Brown-Nagin

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What do marriage equality, protection from racial discrimination, and protection from gender-based discrimination have in common? According to Harvard professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Fourteenth Amendment protects all Americans in these...
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Protecting the Critical Habitat of the Manatee and Loggerhead Turtle

For Teachers 1st Standards
Explore ocean habitats with a lesson that showcases the home of manatees and loggerhead turtles in Belize. Here, pupils compare and contrast the homes of ocean animals to those of humans, listen to an original short story about the...
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Sound Measures

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
How loud is the class's hearing threshold? Using a sound level meter, the class members observe how the loudness of sound is affected by distance. Learners continue to study decibels by seeing how different sounds compare to each other...
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Pollinator's Journey: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Gain a deeper understanding of migratory pollinators. After studying about pollinators and their effects on flowering plants, learners hear a story about the migration of Monarch butterflies and bats in the Sonoma Desert. Small groups...
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Genotype Expression

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that arctic hare have black eyelashes that protect their eyes from the sun? Scholars learn how genotypes are either expressed or not, based on environmental factors. The narrator explores how the Himalayan rabbit, the Arctic...
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It's Too Loud!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
STEM scholars investigate sound attenuation by conducting an experiment in which they compare the farthest distance that they can hear a sound with and without ear protection.
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The Crest Egg-Speriment

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars discover how fluoride protects their teeth. In this dental lesson, students conduct an experiment with two eggs to simulate what would happen if they didn't take care of their teeth. Young scholars discuss the results of...
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Korematsu v. United States (1944)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine equal protection. In this Supreme Court lesson, students  examine primary documents from Korematsu v. United States and discuss the implications of the decision with regards to Japanese internment.
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What We Can Do!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars examine how citizens protect natural resources. In this citizens and natural resources lesson, students listen to a reading of Our Planet: Earth. They discuss what natural resources are and why they need to be protected....
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Equal Protection Under The Law

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate the laws and how they are established. They compare and contrast how the laws are written for the benefits of animals and human beings. Students write refelctively about the class discussion. The lesson is conducted...
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Protecting the Critical Habitat of the Manatee and the Loggerhead Turtle

For Teachers 1st
First graders research Belize and its landscape and animals on the included internet sites. The students complete activities/centers across the curriculum utilizing the facts they discovered.
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Dental Chemistry Analogy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After taking in background information on teeth, marble, eggshell, and fluoride, chemistry aces design an experiment. Their goal is to demonstrate whether or not fluoride has a similar effect on marble or eggshell as it does on tooth...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What rights are guaranteed to students? Do they align with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved by the United Nations in 1948? Middle and high schoolers present persuasive arguments about the rights they believe...
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Plyler v. Doe: Can States Deny Public Benefits to Illegal Immigrants?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Illegal immigration is an ever-changing source of consistent controversy. A reading passage about the rights of undocumented workers and illegal immigrants—and the lack thereof—guides high schoolers into a mock trial activity. Three...
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To Boldly Go...

For Teachers 5th - 12th
When we think of ocean exploration, many of us have visions of sunken pirate ships full of treasure or mysterious creatures of the deep. What really motivates deep-sea investigation? The first in a series of diverse six-part lessons...
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Testing for Life’s Molecules

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Want to hear a joke about sodium? Na. Young scientists test various materials to identify if they include protein, starch, and glucose by using the Biuret test, iodine starch test, and Benedict's test respectively. After practicing with...
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To Protect And Serve? Debating Police Misconduct And Reform

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss purpose of law enforcement, its relationship to the community it serves, and ways to combat police misconduct.
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The Eye; Structure and Function

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars research the structure and function of the eye. In this anatomy lesson plan, students write a report about the eye and draw an illustration. They research a particular animal's eye then present their findings to the class...
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National Eye Care Month

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Here are some activities to teach your students about the importance of maintaining healthy eyesight as part of National Eye Care Month.
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Introduce Vocabulary: One Tiny Turtle (Davies)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The loggerhead turtle is a fascinating species, and budding readers learn all about it in Nicola Davies' account One Tiny Turtle. This informational narrative offers excellent vocabulary in context, and you'll find guidance here to...
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Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Protect your teeth with fluoridated drinking water. A short YouTube video from the ACS Reactions playlist explains how fluoride is a safe substance to add to drinking water. It highlights some common myths and debunks them.
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On This Day: The Creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency often doesn't register as a critical government function, but the EPA works to protect communities. Using video segments from Scott Pruitt's confirmation hearing, a Barack Obama speech on the agency's...
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Water Water Everywhere

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
The protection of our water supply is the subject of an article used in this cross-curricular reading comprehension worksheet. After studying the passage, readers use information from the text to respond to a series of comprehension...
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Judicial Independence

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most people support the idea of an independent judiciary in theory until they hear about a court case that violates their principles. An informative resource explains why the concept is important. It also provides scholars of criminology...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Firefighters (Mitten)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Your budding readers know what it's like to get to a word and think, "What does that mean?" Expand their vocabulary in context using Christopher Mitten's nonfiction picture book Firefighters. Get them ready by pre-teaching the new words...
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Optimizing Coverage: Security Cameras

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Are you being watched? Class members determine where to place security cameras protecting a shop. They then evaluate their own and several provided solutions.
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What About Shady Acres?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation activity where they must decide whether or not to preserve an untouched forest. During the role play, students attend public hearings, discuss the pros and cons of nature development, create...
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The Stamp Act and Virtual Representation

For Students 9th - 12th
"No taxation without representation!" While many have heard this rallying cry of the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War, rarely is time given to hear the British reasoning behind their implementation of the Stamp Act. This...
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The Bill of Rights (Second Edition)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Protecting basic liberties was at the heart of the American Revolution. However, it wasn't until after the Constitutional Convention that the Founding Fathers added a list of rights guaranteed to the people, now our most important legal...
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Law and the Rule of Law

For Students 6th - 12th
We hear a lot about the importance of the rule of law, but most people do not really know what those words mean. The lesson is a webpage that defines the rule of law, explains why it is important in a democratic society and provides...
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Choosing A Career

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
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Overcoming Academic Struggles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hear from students and professors about how to overcome academic struggles in higher education. They discuss supports most college campuses have in place and how to benefit from courses that may be difficult. Speakers also provide...
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On This Day: Branch Davidian Standoff

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When David Koresh and his followers refused to let a group of federal agent search their compound for illegal weapons, a firefight that eventually ended in the deaths of dozens of people ensued. What could law enforcement have done to...
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Breaking News English: Drinking Wine Can Rot Your Teeth

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, learners read "Drinking Wine Can Rot Your Teeth," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.
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To Protect and Serve

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore race issues that exist in the police force and in police actions through sharing opinions and researching and presenting related statistical and historical information.
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Grutter vs. Bollinger

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do you create protection under the law? While most Americans hear these words and think of the civil rights movement, in some cases, those rights could be violated for non-minority groups. Viewers investigate the Supreme Court case...
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Evaluating the New Departure Strategy in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When women demanded their right to vote, did the Constitution already protect it? The New Departure Strategy in the women's suffrage movement made this claim through court hearings. Using documents, such as transcripts from Susan B....
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How Big Is a Virus?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get a magnified look at cells. Learners see the relative size of cells by virtually viewing a display at the Exploratorium. When the width of a hair is scaled to be almost a foot, a virus is no bigger than a poppy seed. Scholars hear an...
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To Boldly Go, or Not

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a different way to combine social studies and science. Have your high schoolers read a passage about the 2004 vision for space exploration and then discuss the practicality, costs, and reasons for returning to the moon. Then, the...
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The Tribes We Lead

For Students 9th - 12th
With all the information and technology we offer to our learners, we can sometimes neglect the importance of directing them on how to best use these opportunities. In this video, Seth Godin encourages his audience to 1) tell a story to...
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Fill in - Twinkies

For Students 5th - 7th
After hearing or reading a New York Times article on Twinkies, kids attempt to fill in the blanks by memory alone. They re-read the article, only this time words are missing, it's up to them to fill in each blank with a word from the...
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What is Plagiarism?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Concerns about how to protect intellectual property rights have grown along with the advancements in technology. This richly detailed two-day lesson examines plagiarism as a violation of intellectual property rights and asks middle and...
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Ecosystem Exploration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After hearing a 1901 excerpt from John Muir's nature notes, emerging ecologists embark on an ecosystems exploration. In the schoolyard, they take their own nature notes as they observe the weather, soil, plants, and animals. 
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Adaptations of the Beak

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine the principles of adaptation using mouth structure of animals as an example. Students look specifically at the various shapes of beaks of birds and the bill of the platypus.
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Blow the Roof Off!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blow the minds of young scientists with this collection of inquiry-based investigations. Based on a series of eight videos, these "hands-on, minds-on" science lessons engage young learners in exploring a wide range of topics from making...
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A Response to 9-1-1

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
When you get hurt, who are the people who help you? Learn about first responders, support services, and public health with a reading passage. Kids read the informational text and answer reading comprehension questions about the...
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Skulls- Herbivores, Omnivores, and Carnivores

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify various types of animal skulls and teeth. In this ecology lesson plan, students define the terms herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore and study animal teeth and skulls. Students observe the characteristics of the teeth...
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Sound

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this sound worksheet, students understand how sound is created and how the human ear "hears." Students compare the frequency, amplitude, and speed of sound. Then students complete 10 matching, 7 fill in the blank, and 11 short answer...
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Mexico Lesson: Sea Turtles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the topic of ecotourism in Mexico. They discover what projects are underway to protect the sea turtles. They work together in groups to develop their own ecotourist destinations.
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Shark Attack

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study the white shark and the red triangle.  In this critical thinking lesson students assess the validity of facts about sharks and create a public service announcement either promoting shark or human protection.
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Differing Expectations

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the expectations that colonists had for lives prior to the revolution. In this colonial America lesson, students read primary documents that feature the perceptions of white men and minorities during the time period....
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Animal Movement

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners participate in a movement to music activity. In this awareness of movement lesson, students hear music and move like animals they hear described in the music. Learners make disciplined movements and make sounds like animals.
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When Property Rights and the Public Good Clash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze a case involving a government's use of eminent domain powers to construct a comprehension of property rights and how they might be viewed as essential protections for citizens in a constitutional democracy. They Use the...
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Secret Message

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explore a woman war hero, Hannah Senesh, who used secret codes and messages to protect important information. They follow instructions to write their own secret messages.
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Where Do All the Toxins Go?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students demonstrate how chemicals accumulate in fish fat. They study path ways of toxins in the fish's body and ways to prepare fish to avoid consuming the toxins. They examine U.S. and Canada regulations to protect the environment.
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Evolving Views about Minority Rights in the United States

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders compare and contrast majority and minority outlooks on issues. In this social justice lesson, 10th graders research majority and minority values regarding the Salem Witch Trials, Plessy v. Ferguson, the McCarthy hearings,...
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Smile Smarts Oral Health Curriculum

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students are given information on good oral health and tooth protection that is appropriate to their age and lifestyle. They discuss how adult permanent teeth are meant to last the rest of their life. Students are given a copy of "Teeth...
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Political Parties Rest in Peace

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
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WWF Together

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Animal lovers will enjoy this award-winning picturesque app which educates children and adults about the threats of endangered species.
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Shark Fin CSI

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Shark fin soup is quite a delicacy in Eastern cultures. Its high price tag makes shark fins a hot item for poachers! Scholars learn how investigators created a process to determine the shark species people hunted in a presentation. The...
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Rotating Interviews with Local Government Officials

For Teachers 10th Standards
As part of their study of local government, class members interview local officials about their duties, their reasons for serving, and the issues they face.
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The Doppler Effect

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In 1842, Christian Doppler proposed a theory relating the change of wavelengths based on motion. Young scholars observe the Doppler Effect on a small scale in a ball, on a larger scale from a car, and on the largest scale studying the...
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The Fawn and His Mother

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Teach your class about fear and cowardice from the perspective of a doe and her fawn. A teaching resource based on Aesop's "The Fawn and His Mother" includes an audio version of the fable, a text passage, and a reading activity in which...
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Mock Tribunal in Action

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students role-play as members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They participate as members of the prosecution, defense, and other parties involved with the trial of alleged war criminals.
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Protecting Offenders' Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a case study which focuses on Amendments 5 and 14. They, in small groups, discuss the case and come to a conclusion which they present.
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The EggSperiment

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this health worksheet, students complete an experiment using egg shells. They identify and compare egg shells to their own teeth noticing the similarities of the two. Students identify and describe why acids on the teeth create...
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What Keeps Your Mouth Healthy?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students dramatize the oral disease process caused by bacteria which leads to tooth decay.
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The Umbrella of Authority

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners recognize authority figures in home, school, and community. They explain how authority figures enforce the rules for their protection. They list authority figures and explain how they enforce the rules.
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Proper Hygiene

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness. They examine why good oral hygiene is a significant part of maintaining a healthy body. They focus on the need for daily baths, hair care, and teeth cleaning. They...
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Fabulous Felines- Lesson 2- Your Cat's Health

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore cats.  In this pet care lesson, students participate in a discussion with a local veterinarian about proper health care for cats. Students name reasons it is important to protect against pet overpopulation.  Students...
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History Lesson 10: Plyler v. Doe: Can States Deny Public Benefits to Illegal Immigrants?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the rights of illegal immigrants. In this illegal immigration instructional activity, students analyze the Supreme Court case Plyler v. Doe and determine whether illegal immigrants should have access to public benefits....
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Introduce Vocabulary: One Tiny Turle

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners use context clues to figure out the meaning of new vocabulary words in the story, One Tiny Turtle. In this language arts instructional activity, students listen to the story and raise their hands when they hear the new term used...
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The Environment and the Community

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students observe their environment and come up with ways to protect it. In this environment lesson plan, students discuss pollution and ways to prevent it. Then they create a poster with drawings that show a goal to reduce pollution and...
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Endangered Species

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students define the terms endangered and threatened. They identify the factors that can cause species to become endangered. They discover how animals are protected by the Endangered Species Act.
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Activities of the Immune System (Activity 1)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students cut an apple in half and cover half with plastic wrap. They place drops of liquid on each half and discover how our skin protects us. They answer discussion questions to end the lesson plan.
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Why do we need a Government

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore some of the ideas of major importance to the Founders, why we need a government, and how the Founders believed governments should be created and what they should do. They think of a right that all people should have and...
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Duck, Cover and Hold Scenario

For Students 6th - 8th
In this duck, cover and hold worksheet, students practice protecting themselves in the event of an earthquake. The students and teacher simulate an earthquake and duck, cover and hold until the shaking stops.
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Snow Goggles And Limiting Sunlight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the effects of light radiation on the human eyes. They construct a pair of snow goggles that are used to see how a filter can protect the eyes from radiation. Then students explain how the scientific method can...
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Wants and Needs, Our community

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students, after hearing the story, "The Rag Coat" discuss how family, school, and neighborhood provide basic needs and learning experiences. They decipher the difference between wants and needs and create a collage showing wants and needs.
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Endangered Species

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the various reasons for animals becoming endangered and threatened with extinction. Within this lesson, students choose an animal to research and then creativity introduce their animal to the rest of the class through...
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Child Labor Industrial Picture Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the plight of child laborers. In this photo analysis lesson, students use the attached worksheets to analyze photographs of child workers. Young scholars discuss the working conditions and write letters to persuade...
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Social Studies: Zoning Simulation

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students hold a mock hearing for applications for variances within shoreland zoning ordinances. They present projects, answer questions about them and decide whether or not to allow the expansions. The projects include tree cutting,...
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Technology and the Human Eye

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare technology and the human eye. In this science instructional activity, 5th graders label the parts of the human eye and trace the path of light as it travels through the eye.
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Survival of the Fittest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create their own "never before seen" marine creatures and examine how not all creatures in the sea swim, not all have sharp teeth
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Rivers for the Common Good

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore what effects improper waste disposal and water pollution have on the water cycle. They explore how philanthropic acts can help protect the water cycle and keep our water and planet clean.
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Specialized Structures and Environments

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore how the physical traits of plants and animals help or hinder them in their environment. After discussing how physical traits protect animals from severe weather and predators, 5th graders create their own species...
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Law Day -- May 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students role play judges as they read briefs and hear oral arguments. They meet and discuss the case and reach a decision. Each group presents its decision and its reasoning to the rest of the class.
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John Muir in Yosemite

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore different ways to value the environment and participate in a simulation of a historical debate to protect Yosemite as a National Park. They are assigned various roles in the debate in which they must research and present...
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Eye Care

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars list different ways of caring for their eyes. They collect magazine photos of people wearing glasses. Organize eye exams for the class. They ponder the consideration that wearing eye wear protects one's eyes.
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Pedestrian Safety for Students; Research and Class Discussion

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discover the causes of pedestrian trauma concerning students.  In this child safety lesson, students investigate the facts behind childhood trauma and discover why children are so often harmed in pedestrian trauma.  Students...
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Bones and Muscles

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to bones as the body's means of support and protection. They research bone facts and conduct an experiment with chicken bones. They identify and observe involuntary muscles at work.
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Five Senses-Introduction

For Teachers K
Pupils explore the parts of the body that are used to develop the five senses. They conduct a nature walk. Students identify the things they see, hear, smell, and touch. They create a graphic organizer to organize their answers.
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Radiation Shielding on Spacecraft

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a terrific science lesson for your elementary schoolers. In it, learners analyze different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on spacecraft, then select the best material to use to build one. This is a classic...
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The Caveman Catastrophe

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young archaeologists study the development of human history, and work in groups to create a timeline that traces the development of humans. Additionally, the groups utilize a very clever graphic organizer embedded in the plan in order to...
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How Does My Body Work?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students learn facts and concepts about the major systems of the body. Students read one page about digestion, excretion, skeleton, respiration, circulation, and the workings of the brain. There are 20...
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Your Right to an Attorney

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An outstanding activity on a person's right to have attorney's representation in a court case is here for your young learners of the law. Pupils read a lengthy account that spells out the laws regarding legal representation, then answer...
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Juvenile Court - The Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An interesting lesson on juvenile law, and the juvenile court system. Young law makers are given a lengthy document to read on the basics of juvenile law, then they must answer some questions about what they've read. Additionally, they...
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Make a Difference!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
We are very dependent upon other life forms around us to survive. Here, scholars explore relationships in the ecosystem with the help of Auntie Litter and the pollution patrol. They imagine a world without grass, making connections to...
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The Holocaust: The Art of Memory

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Never Forget. As part of a study of the Holocaust, class members watch a PowerPoint about Terezin and then read selections from I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, and then craft...
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American Diplocmacy in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The end of World War II saw the world deeply changed over the last few years. Four thorough lessons explore post-war Europe, America, and Asia through reading assignments and discussion questions about the Grand Alliance and the signing...
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Jonas Salk: He Led the Battle Against Polio

For Students 6th - 10th
Do you know who Jonas Salk is? Print these pages and have your middle and high schoolers read his biography in Time magazine. The reading itself is short, and it is followed with a key date chart, three reading questions, two connection...
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National Marine Sanctuaries Fish

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Information is provided on Gray's Reef, Florida Keys, and Flower Garden Banks marine sanctuaries. Young marine biologists then visit the FishBase and REEF databases to collect fish species information for each location. They then...
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Exploring Ecosystems Using GIS

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
What an incredible lesson for integrating technology with ecology and geography! Discuss what a preserve is, and then use National Geographic's fabulous FieldScope tool to virtually explore the Barataria Preserve in New Orleans. A...
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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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Soundscape Saturation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can scientists listen to the environmental sounds and tell how healthy or unnatural the surroundings are? The second lesson in a 3-part series has scholars listen to the sounds from four different landscapes in Borneo. Through discussion...
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Throat Culture

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students review the procedures used to complete the lab activity and then examine the purpose and add the information while answering the questions.
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The Role of the Judiciary in a System of Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the role of each branch of government in a system of checks and balances. They demonstrate the role of the judiciary in American government
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Using Transition Words Correctly - Relationships Within Sentences

For Students 4th - 8th
Clarify transition words with a two quick exercises. For the first, individuals choose the correct transition word for five sentences and determine what the transitions express within each sentence. For the second, class members read...
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"One Evening in the Rainy Season" Shi Zhecun

For Teachers 12th
Did you know that modern Chinese literature “grew from the psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud”? Designed for a world literature class, seniors are introduced to “One Evening in the Rainy Season,” Shi Zhecun’s stream of...
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Eyes On Me

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the human eye. In this biology lesson, students read the book Look At Your Eyes and locate the various parts of their eye. Students play the game "I Spy."
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Firefighters Are Community Helpers

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Familiarize your youngsters with firefighters. They may look scary with all their gear on, but this plan will teach your kids that firefighters wear the gear to stay safe, and help the community by putting out fires.
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All About Germs

For Students 4th - 6th
How do people get sick? Youngsters explore the world of germs and microbes with a lab sheet and science investigation. After identifying the unhygenic practices in a picture of a kitchen, fifth graders conduct an experiment with bread...
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Mollusks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mollusks created every shell on Earth. Young scientists learn more about the phyllum mollusca in an informative presentation. It covers their characteristics, body plans, and relationships in the ecosystem. Then, it details each class of...
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Integrating Literature and Social Studies with Fever 1793

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
To generate interest in post‐Revolutionary Philadelphia and colonial times, class members read and discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Fever, 1793. A simulation helps them grasp the magnitude of the yellow fever epidenic.
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Thomas Jefferson

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Thomas Jefferson's contributions to the US form of government, including his authorship of the Declaration of Independence and the concept of a two-party system of government, are highlighted in this informative packet.
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The Election of 1912

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Election of 1912: an election with four competitive opponents. Pupils get to know the candidates with informative reading passages that provide context to the election. Then, the class engages in a debate and answers questions as one...
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Module 3: Geometric Figures

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's just not enough to know that something is true. Part of a MVP Geometry unit teaches young mathematicians how to write flow proofs and two-column proofs for conjectures involving lines, angles, and triangles.
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Classroom Discussion Starter: Freedom of Expression

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Ku Klux Klan wants to hold a rally on the Antietem battlefield. Should the federal park permit the rally? Or does the First Amendment have limitations? Scholars ponder these questions and more using a discussion starter video and...
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Thomas Edison: Resource and Activity Book

For Students 1st - 6th
What other inventions was Thomas Edison responsible for besides the telegraph and lightbulb? Incorporate a set of worksheets into your study of Edison and other inventors. The 48-page packet includes all types of activities from word...
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Branches of Government

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Set down the basics of the three branches of government with the reading passage included here. After reading, class members answer five questions related to the passage.
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Amistad and Dred Scott—a Comparative Activity

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What do slaves fighting for their freedom on board a ship and a slave fighting for his freedom in a courtroom have in common? Budding historians investigate the two different cases of the Amistad slave revolt and the Dred Scott argument....
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Your 1st Amendment Rights

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why should classes care about the First Amendment? An engaging lesson serves as a powerful tool for answering just that. As all four cases in the lesson relate directly to freedom of expression in schools, young scholars explore the...
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Bug's Eye View

For Teachers K - 5th
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis...
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Blubber Mits - Tundra Adaptions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There are not many plants and animals that can survive the cold, harsh conditions of the tundra. This collection of activities and reading passages helps young scientists understand the unique characteristics that allow these amazing...
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Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
After reading a brief excerpt from a letter written by Abigail Adams to her husband and future president of the United States, John Adams, your young historians will practice their reading comprehension skills and identify what Abigail...
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Tools of Persuasion

For Students 8th - 11th
Ethos, pathos, and logos. After reading a passage about Aristotle's, three basic tools of persuasion, individuals answer a series of multiple choice comprehension questions and craft responses to three short-answer essay prompts.
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Pop! Rocket Launcher

For Teachers K - 6th
How do I build a launcher to launch paper rockets? The teacher reference provides directions in order to build a rocket launcher out of PVC pipe and a two-liter bottle. The plans also contain directions on how to use the launcher. 
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Definitions by Context

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Use this two-page resource either with your English language learners or your upper elementary native speakers. There are eight questions that test your learners' ability to use the context of a sentence to define an unknown word....
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Monarch Marathons

For Students 5th - 7th
Transform your pupils' knowledge about monarch butterflies with an informational article. Class members find out about migration and conservation before responding to questions about the text. Also included is a writing assignment and a...
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Andrew Jackson: 1767-1845

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A thorough examination of Andrew Jackson's presidency and politics, these slides contain important facts and pictures of the growing United States. Events such as the Trail of Tears and the Tariff Battles of the early 19th century are on...
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Twelfth Night: QAR

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is used to model for readers how to craft four levels of questions that promote comprehension. Questions that can be answered with evidence right there in the text, questions that require readers to think and...
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African Americans and the Vietnam War

For Teachers 11th
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the...
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One Ocean: It Matters!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the...
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The Science and Beauty of Auroras

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that Earth is one of three planets that experiences auroras? A video explains what happens when the magnetic sun throws giant balls of plasma at the earth. It includes both the beauty and the damage an aurora can cause. 
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Lab Techniques and Safety

For Students 9th - 12th
Lab safety, lab safety, lab safety: you can't say it enough! A video demonstrates the essentials for being safe whether in a chemical or biological lab. Learn the techniques to keep you and your classmates safe all year, from activity...
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How Studying Venus Saved Earth

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists discovered a hole in the ozone layer in 1980, and by 2000, the hole was three times the size of the United States. Through global efforts, scientists discovered the cause and worked together to get countries to implement a...
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Rubber Band Banza

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review ideas about sound and vibration to make their own stringed instrument. They review what a pictograph and bar graph are. Pupils conduct a survey within the classroom to choose the four favorite string instruments and...
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Online Information: Fact or Fiction

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Discuss ways to determine if the information middle and high schoolers gather online is accurate. Using the Internet, they cite two sources that show conflicting points of view on a subtopic of conservation. They summarize and analyze...
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Synonyms and Antonyms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Mix up your writing lessons by having kids look at recent newspaper articles instead of their own work. They work in pairs and rewrite sports news articles using synonyms and antonyms for a set number of words. Then they share their work...
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Human Body Series: Immune System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When you work with school children, teaching about immunity and illness prevention is a priority! This approach includes a discussion, kid-friendly online articles, a creative writing assignment, and a quiz on the role of leukocytes and...
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Advertising Conversation

For Students 4th - 8th
Are you struggling to get a rich discussion going between your learners? Use these questions to spark a natural conversation about advertising and the media. Learners pair up, and each speaker gets a different set of questions to ask...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Black Bear Cub (Lind)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Kids love reading stories! There are many opportunities to learn new words in context as budding readers listen to Alan Lind's story Black Bear Cub. They focus on seven nature-related vocabulary terms: cub, den, forage, lure, scarce,...
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Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows

For Teachers K - 3rd
Pair your reading of Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows with the questions and activities provided here. Learners answer questions about the text, create story maps, put together brochures, relate math to the story, practice some...
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Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Isn't it strange that Earth's largest animal lives on one of its tiniest? Using Sesame-Street-style puppetry, this video explains how this phenomenon happens. Viewers learn that a single mouthful of krill taken in by a whale has the...
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What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Challenge the assumptions class members may have about slavery with this excerpt from Harriet Ann Jacobs' narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Included in the packet are text-based and discussion questions based on the reading.
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The Complexity of Fear

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is fear? Start to tackle this big question with an informational text and related questions. Pupils read the text and respond to three text-based questions and one discussion question.
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Choice, Conflict, and Compromise at the County level

For Teachers 8th - 12th
With all the hubbub surrounding national elections, it's easy to forget the importance of local government. After learning about county governance and voter turnout for local elections, young citizens demonstrate how local governance...
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Elonis v. U.S.

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
With the explosion of social media sites, with online threats and cyber bullying, issues of freedom of speech have taken on a whole new aspect. Elonis v. U.S. represents the first time the Supreme Court has considered whether or not...
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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi: Part Two

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Literature has hosted many epic battles, but none so fierce and vengeful as Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Finish the story with an audio recording of the second half, complete with mighty conflict and bested cobra.
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Classroom Discussion Starter: Freedom from Excessive Punishment

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
You are the governor of your state. A man has been sentenced to die for first degree murder, but you've been asked to commute the sentence. What do you do? Scholars consider the difficult question using a conversation starter video that...
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Convention, Ratification, and Amendment Process

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While the Revolution is perhaps the most famous revolt in American history, do scholars know about Shays' Rebellion? The outcome of the uprising led to the current Constitution. A video resource traces the history of and how the Bill of...
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State Courts vs. Federal Courts

For Students 6th - 12th
Popular culture often portrays the Feds as the most fearsome of law enforcement agencies. Yet, someone charged with a crime is considerably more likely to end up in a state court. The lesson, one of six covering the Organization of the...
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Fish Anatomy

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Add a handy reference sheet about fish anatomy and functioning to your learners' biology or animal notebooks. Though this resource doesn't provide any practice, it makes a useful addition to any study of anatomy, biology, species, fish,...
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Talking Duck

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars study how animals communicate through their senses and signals. They investigate how animals survive using their communication skills and create a commercial based on the research.
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Animal Issues: Let's Talk Turkey

For Students 4th - 6th
Thanksgiving means an untimely demise for thousands of turkeys every year. This turkey Q and A provides nine questions bringing facts and statistics of turkey consumption to the discussion table. There is an answer key that provides full...
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Nervous System and Senses

For Students 6th - 8th
For this health worksheet, students complete the crossword puzzle based upon the theme of the nervous system and its interaction with the senses.
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Who Lives with Mallard?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students color a picture of the habitat featuring mallard and other creatures, some of whom might be camouflaged or half-hidden. They discuss other forms of animal adaptation.
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Prairie Predator and Prey

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders brainstorm a list of animals that live on the prairie, and classify them as predators and prey. They conduct interviews where they ask the animals what they need to look out for to sustain life on the prairie.
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Through the Eyes of a Fly

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When addressing animal adaptations with your fourth graders, they can construct a model of the compound eye of a fly. The activity helps them visualize what is too small to see, or rather something that they wouldn't want to handle! 
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Schneck v. United States (1919)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Provide learners with an opportunity to explore Supreme Court decisions that impacted the United State. Learners read this two-page selection about Schneck v. United States (1919), and then they respond to two short-answer questions...
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"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,"— Or Is It?

For Teachers K - 8th
Tips for helping students who experienced poverty or family strife over the holidays.
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Living it up with plants

For Students K - 4th
Have kids in grades K-2 discuss how they know a tree is alive. The learning exercise provides simplistic background information and an observation check list. They check off the ways that they can tell an oak tree is a living thing....
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Bella Abzug

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the life of Bella Abzug, a lifelong activist in the United States for human rights, women's rights, and the environment. This summary of Abzug's life can be assigned for homework or as an in-class reading activity, and followed...
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Looking North Of The Greek World: The Slavic Folk Poetry of The Balkans

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Showing how folk poetry keeps alive national heritage is the stated goal of this proposal for a unit on the poetry of the Balkans.
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Getting Through the Day Duck Style

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students observe ducks at a local wetland. They answer various questions about the ducks behavior and write the answers on a downloadable worksheet.

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