Professional Development Teacher Resources
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Unit 1: Water is Life: The Heart and Science Behind this Phrase
New ReviewWater, water, everywhere — but will there be enough to drink? Check out these detailed lesson plans to meet NGSS water cycle and CCSS literacy standards in your science classroom. Learners do a close reading of a challenging, poetic text...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Persuasion as Text: Organizational, Grammatical, and Lexical Moves in Barbara Jordan’s All Together Now
A thorough lesson on persuasive writing takes middle schoolers through several activities, including group discussion, collaborative posters, and independent writing. They compare historical speeches and analyze the persuasive techniques...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who is to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death?
Who's at fault? Friar Laurence? Lord Capulet? Friar John? As the culminating activity in a unit study of Romeo and Juliet, individuals craft an argumentative essay in which they assign blame for the deaths of Shakespeare's star-crossed...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lord of the Flies Unit
New ReviewHow does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Workshop
What's the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing? Show class members how to find the main ideas from informational text and condense it, restate it, or quote it directly with a series of educational activities based on two...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Images of Learning: Elementary
Tired of 20-somethings portraying high school young scholars? Tired of athletes and principals always being the villains? Class members examine the student and teacher stereotypes presented TV shows and films that are et in schools.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Sixth Grade Poetry
Study some of the most prominent poets and works of poetry in history with a language arts poetry unit. From Virgil to Shakespeare to Dickinson to Angelou, the resources present biographies and examples of poetic elements to the sixth...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Concept Formation Lesson Plan: Understanding "Protest"
After analyzing both examples and non-examples of a variety of protests conducted by ethnic groups in Seattle and the state of Washington during the twentieth century, your class members will work to identify the key ideas and components...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Place Value in First Grade: A Resource Guide
Here is a guide for teaching place value concepts to first graders. The guide includes collaborative learning station ideas and independent learning station ideas for pupils. The skills focused are skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s,...
1st Math CCSS: Designed
NASA: Moving Cargo
New ReviewHow does NASA transport people and cargo to planets? The five-lesson unit breaks down the transportation system that scientists use to transport cargo to space. Pairs team up in order to devise a transportation system that will carry the...
9th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”
New ReviewEven the most thrilling career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five sections,...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed