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The Goals of the March on Washington

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who else had a dream other than Martin Luther King, Jr.? Pupils explore civil rights leaders in a fourth lesson out of a series of five about people who paved the way to freedom for African Americans. The inquiry-based unit has your...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What rights are guaranteed to young scholars? 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...
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Energy Pioneers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Which electricity pioneer made the largest contribution to where we are today? Pupils select a scientist or inventor to research and present to the class. From Celcius in 1701 to Ed Hammer in 1976, many scientists contributed to the...
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Saving Energy at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Schools spend more money on energy than computers and text books combined. Pupils divide into five groups to learn about the energy used by your school. Each group researches a different aspect related to electricity such as appliances,...
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Egypt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This six-week unit encompasses all subjects with a focus study on world history and the development of ancient civilizations. As gifted and talented students dive into the interesting yet challenging topic of Egypt, they think critically...
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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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Water Bottles Everywhere

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Young environmentalists examine how water bottle use is polluting the waters on our earth. In groups, your learners study the handout on their assigned topic and present their findings to the rest of the class. Leading up to this lesson,...
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How Water Pollution Is Cleaned Up

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
As a follow-up from the previous lesson, young environmentalists discuss the benefits of water filtration and whether or not it's the best option. Other alternatives including air stripping, bioremediation, and phytoremediation are...
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The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
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Become a Journalist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
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Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine everything you need to teach writing in one packet! Designed to augment instruction in language arts classes, the lessons, activities, and exercises contained in this packet employ AVID methodologies to help learners develop...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative,...
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Choosing Energy-Efficient Appliances

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What makes this lesson stand out from others about our personal energy use is the myriad of high-quality materials that support it. Find clear images, well-designed worksheets, links to related websites, and a presentation rubric for the...
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Indian Removal

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The year is 1835. The issue is the legality of the removal of the Cherokee people from Georgia. The question is whether the Cherokee should be forced to move to the Indian Territories. After examining and annotating primary and secondary...
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Hydroelectric and Geothermal: Benefits and Drawbacks

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Take a closer look at hydroelectric and geothermal energy with your physical science class. Do the benefits really outweigh the costs to the surrounding areas? After doing some reading about each, small groups discuss and create a...
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The Future of the Amazon Conference

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Debate is a wonderful way to get kids interested in building strong arguments, answering with evidence and intent, as well as fostering an understanding of a specific topic. Learners are given the task of debating the future of the...
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Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment, Parts 1A and 1B: Fishbowl on Screen Time and Adolescents

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewHere's a surefire way to ensure that class discussions go swimmingly! Using the resource, scholars participate in a Fishbowl activity, forming two concentric circles in the classroom. As the group on the inside of the fishbowl discusses...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Analyzing Risks and Benefits for Stakeholder

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewWelcome 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...
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Increasing My Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After watching a PowerPoint about famous people with disabilities, class members begin a Self-Awareness research project about their own abilities and disabilities. Included in the project is information about people who have similar...
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Performance Task: Two-Voice Poem Readings

For Teachers 7th Standards
Eye contact, volume, and pronunciation are key ingredients to a successful presentation. Pupils present their two-voice poems to the class with their poetry reading partners. Next, to wrap up the unit, scholars use a worksheet to reflect...
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than windmills, Ignatius J. Reilly, the hero of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Confederacy of Dunces, battles against modernity. Find out why Professor Walter Isaacson thinks Toole's novel should get viewers' votes...
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Dreams for the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" is the focus of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to reflect on the famous work then compose a piece of their own. A whole-class discussion delves deep into the speech, taking a...