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Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are upstanders, bystanders, and whistle-blowers when it comes to dealing with dilemmas. The four lessons in this unit module ask young scholars to think about injustice and how to resolve difficult situations. Learners research...
EngageNY

EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 4a: Reading and Research: Screen Time and the Developing Brain

For Teachers 7th Standards
Module 4A examines the effects of entertainment screen time has on the adolescent brain. In Unit 1, seventh-graders build background knowledge by reading texts about brain development, centering around the prefrontal cortex, the limbic...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 3: Understanding Perspectives: Slavery—The People Could Fly

For Teachers 7th Standards
What makes stories powerful? That’s the question seventh-graders consider in a three-unit, eight-week module. Scholars analyze how Frederick Douglas, in his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, uses figurative language and word...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn: Journeys and Survival

For Teachers 7th Standards
An eight-week module has seventh-graders investigate the impact of the Second Sudanese Civil War on the peoples of Southern Sudan. Using Linda Sue Park’s novel, A Long Walk to Water, and informational texts, young historians learn how to...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Voices from Southern Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
As the culmination of their study of the Second Civil War in Southern Sudan, seventh-graders draw from what they learned reading Linda Sue Park’s novel, A Long Walk to Water, and from informational texts to create a two-voice poem...
Lesson Planet

EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4b, Unit 2: Research Study: Industrial and Agricultural Water Management

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 17 lessons in Module 4B, Unit 2 continue to focus on sustainable water management. Seventh graders research ways industry and agriculture currently use freshwater resources to ways sustainable water management could be improved. They...
10 Items in Collection
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Recommended Screen Time Position Paper and Visual

For Teachers 7th Standards
Module 4a, Unit 3 is all about research. Over the course of the10 lessons  in the collection, seventh graders plan a research-based position paper. After examining a model, writers consider the claims and counterclaims to include in...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 2: Case Study: Analyzing Author Craft and Purpose in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 16 lessons in the Module 3, Unit 2 collection continue the study of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and the language Douglass uses to develop his purpose in writing. Both the mid-unit and final assessments require...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 2: Case Study: Survival in Sudan

For Teachers 7th Standards
The second unit in a three-unit module introduces readers to the skills they need to determine the theme of a novel. Through close reading, discussion of related informational text, and evidence collection, students analyze how Linda Sue...
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Human Impact on Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An environmenta science unit includes three lessons plus a cumulative project covering the ecosystem. Scholars follow the history of the Ford Rouge Factory from its construction on wetlands and how it destroyed the environment to its...
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Short But Sweet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After analyzing and evaluating news summaries found in the New York Times "Week in Review" section, middle schoolers study the steps for summarizing a news article briefly and accurately. They write two news summaries: one on a newspaper...
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Pay to Play?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Lead your class in a discussion about how they believe money influences politics. After reading "Go Ahead, Try to Stop K Street" from the New York Times, they evaluate the claims in the article about the current lobbyist scandal in...
2 In 2 Collections
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In Our Own Words: A Story Book with a Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Academics turn into storytellers in an engaging activity on activism. The activity focuses on promoting social change in local communities with stories. Young historians plan a storybook to target a specific audience and social issue and...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Stakeholder Chart on Better Agricultural Water Management

For Teachers 7th Standards
How can industries manage water more sustainably? Building on the previous instructional activity, scholars explore the topic by creating a stakeholder chart for agricultural water management. Next, they participate in the World Café...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Stakeholder Chart on Better Industrial Water Management

For Teachers 7th Standards
It's time to stake a claim! Working with partners, scholars create stakeholder charts for better industrial management of water. As they complete the chart, pupils consider an option for managing water more sustainably, identify...
3 In 3 Collections
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Cascading Consequences Charts

For Teachers 7th Standards
Life is all about choices and consequences. Using a Cascading Consequences chart, scholars create a visual map of the effects of a particular choice or action related to water management. With their researcher's notebooks and copies of...
2 In 2 Collections
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Choosing a Position: Screen Time and Adolescents

For Teachers 7th Standards
Time to pick a side! Building on the Fishbowl activity from the previous instructional activity, scholars choose a position about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should raise its screen time recommendations. Using notes,...
2 In 2 Collections
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Analyzing Risks and Benefits for Stakeholder

For Teachers 7th Standards
Welcome to the World Café, where lively debate is on the menu! Scholars participate in the World Café protocol, moving between discussion groups to decide if the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its adolescent screen time...
2 In 2 Collections
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Introducing Stakeholders and Consequences

For Teachers 7th Standards
Consequences, consequences. Using the resource, scholars engage in a class discussion about the repercussions of too much screen time. Next, they create a Cascading Consequences chart that lists the positive and negative effects of...
2 In 2 Collections
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Independent Reading: Final Product

For Teachers 7th Standards
Cheater! Scholars create independent reading cheat sheets to help others learn about a book. They rate the book, list quotes, and describe how they connected to the text. Readers share their cheat sheets with others and conduct a gallery...
2 In 2 Collections
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Drafting the Position Paper

For Teachers 7th Standards
Halftime! Scholars write the rough draft of their position papers to serve as the mid-unit assessment. At the end of the sessions, pupils turn in their rough draft essays and work on independent reading.
2 In 2 Collections
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Comparing Cascading Consequences

For Teachers 7th Standards
It's time to weigh the risks and benefits of screen time! Pupils work in triads to identify the strongest positive and negative consequences from their Cascading Consequences chart. Next, using the chart and their researcher's notebooks,...
2 In 2 Collections
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing the Analysis Essay, Part 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
Writers have 30 minutes to add the final touches to their end-of-unit assessments for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Those finishing early review their work. After the 30 minutes, learners use the time to review their...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Writing the Analysis Essay, Part 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
1,2,3,4 score! Writers use the grading rubric to score the model essay. After comparing and discussing their scorings, the individuals begin the end-of-unit assessment.