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Don't Let Me Go "KA-BOOM!"

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Ka-Boom goes the land mine! Scholars practice responsibility with a game that takes them through a play zone riddled with obstacles. Pairs work together to cross the field, guiding one another without hitting a land mine. 
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Philosophical Chairs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce classes to a discussion technique that encourages a respectful conversation of topics on which reasonable people disagree. Participants develop their critical thinking skills by actively listening to the views of others,...
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Solutions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire future voters to cast their vote based on thorough examination of the issues. Scholars discover each candidates' plan of action through information found on the internet, television, newspapers, family members, and friends.
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Dear Hero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
During the aftermath of 9/11, a firehouse in New York received letters, cards, drawings, and tributes, all addressed to "Dear Hero." Middle schoolers study images of these tributes and discuss the qualities of a hero in a lesson plan...
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Quilting: An American Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The magnitude of loss on 9/11 is almost incomprehensible. However, it's important—and necessary—to think about the loss in terms of individual lives. Middle schoolers read about Jeannie Ammerman and Bonnie Clark, who put needle to cloth...
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Ordinary Objects - Extraordinary Meaning

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To some, a shoe may just be a shoe, but to others, that shoe symbolizes one of the most horrific tragedies in American history. Discuss how everyday objects can take on a new meaning as mementos of an event with a lesson about 9/11 and...
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Hatchet

For Teachers 6th Standards
Accompany a novel study of Hatchet by Gary Paulson with a unit consisting of 16 lessons focused on physical and emotional survival. Reading the story along with a variety of informational texts, scholars compare and contrast reading...
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Savvy Surfers: Website Evaluation and Media Literacy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders strengthen their understanding of what a high quality website is composed of. Learners evaluate three websites for accuracy, credibility, and reliability by completing a chart.
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I Want to Be an Engineer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Environmentalists turn into engineers! Your class explores the perspectives of an engineer and water keeper, including the necessary steps that are taken in order to build a water treatment facility.
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Advertising All Around Us

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Here is a set of advertising lessons, explore language, techniques, representation, and target audiences. Discuss the impact ads have on our daily lives. What do we see and how do they make us feel? Observe ads from around the world and...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight,...
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Debate Organizer

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Planning a debate in your class? Make sure your class members understand how to properly organize their arguments, support with evidence, and anticipate counter arguments with this simple graphic organizer as their guide. 
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101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills

For Students K - 6th Standards
Increasing pressure to improve student achievement has made it easy to overlook the social skills they also need to develop. With this collection of worksheets and activities, you'll be able to improve children's communication, teamwork,...
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Taking Notes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
When you ask your students to take notes during class, do they really know what you mean? Are they taking the right kind of notes and using their time effectively? Make sure they are by offering this handout, a comprehensive guide and...
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Symbols in My Eyes

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites States...
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Gases Matter

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Young scientists learn that seeing isn't necessarily believing when it comes to the states of matter. After performing a fun class demonstration that models the difference between solids, liquids, and gases, children complete a series of...
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Applying Physical & Health Literacy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Raise teenagers' awareness about the importance of living an active life and staying physically fit by using this short health video. Starting with a series of facts about the negative consequences of physical inactivity and unbalanced...
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Exploring Physical & Health Literacy

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Help students discover the importance of physical fitness with this health literacy video. Beginning with a comparison of the choices made by two fictional teenagers, this resource continues on to explore the basic physical and thinking...
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Treatment Plants

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and...
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Loyalists and Patriots

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Your young historians will square off as Loyalists dedicated to the English crown or revolutionaries fighting for a new nation in a role-play of a colonial town hall debate prior to the American Revolution.
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Debate Notes Worksheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether your young orators are preparing for an in-class debate, or you are presenting a video of a debate to your class, this is an easy-to-use template that will help them organize the major arguments of each debate position, as well...
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The Hidden Power of Smiling

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Smiling is something we may do every day and can appear benign, yet this common expression has more health benefits and psychological/physical implications than we realize! Using historical quotes, scientific studies, and a vast range of...
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A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Can you build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science...
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How Do We Smell?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It seems like a simple process: we breathe in, our nose detects different scents, and our brain interprets the smell. But how does it actually work? How can something smell like vanilla to one person, but like urine to someone else? How...