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Student Reporting Labs: Think. Create. Inform.

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is newsworthy? Who decides? How do video reports differ from printed news? What makes a good video report? What about journalism ethics? Learn all about it in this extra special collection of materials about video news production.
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"EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 2: Research Study: The Effects of Screen Time on the Developing Brain"

For Teachers 7th Standards
 In the 19 lessons that make up the Module 4A, Unit 2 collection, seventh graders continue their research into the affects of screen time on the adolescent brain. They conduct independent research, analyze the credibility of sources,...
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Katrina's Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Imagine a hurricane teaching high schoolers about financial preparedness! The four lessons in this collection are based on the personal stories in Katrina’s Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane video. Topics include goal...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-management requires impulse control, stress management, self-disciple, motivation, and the ability to set goals and organize. Browse this collection to boost these skills among sixth through eighth-graders. Included are sixteen...
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Speaking and Listening: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Inspire scholars to listen intently and speak loud with a collection comprised of lesson plans and activities designed to meet the needs of sixth grade's Common Core English language arts: Speaking and Listening standards. Resources can...
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Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh grade is a great opportunity to take your literature unit to the next cognitive level. Challenge middle schoolers with a collection of Common Core aligned projects, lessons, and activities, all designed to enhance the learning...
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September 11th

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
September 11, 2001, is another day that will live in infamy. The resources in this collection not only examine the events of that day, but also the repercussions and the tributes.
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Debate and Reasoning as Academics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic collection for developing logical debate skills in a secondary classroom. Each resource identifies a controversial topic and outlines differing perspectives, legal and etymological history, and focuses on academic...
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Project-based Learning: A Dynamic Approach to Classroom Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Project-based learning. What is it? What are the benefits? The pitfalls? What preparation is necessary? Skills? Tools? This collection of articles, apps, worksheets, lesson/units plans, and project suggestions will get you started on the...
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Reading Informational Text: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The majority of text that seventh graders encounter is informative, whether they are viewing television commercials, reading science textbooks, or perusing an article about current events. Equip your class with the skills necessary to...
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Speaking & Listening: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Resources that promote speaking and listening, comprehension and collaboration, and the presentation of knowledge and ideas are featured in this collection. All the resources address grade 11-12 Speaking and Listening Common Core standards.
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W.7.1 Persuasive Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
From crafting the perfect thesis statement to submitting a concluding call to action, seventh graders can transform bland position papers into inspiring argumentative essays. A collection of materials designed for the Common Core...
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Speaking and Listening: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The resources in this collection will help prepare your classes for formal speeches and presentations, as well as help them develop the skills they need as 21st Century learners to prepare for and engage in...
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Writing: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Turn students into scribes with a selection of resources designed for Common Core writing standards. With at least one resource aligned to each standard, the collection is a step in the "write" direction. Refer to the notes on each...
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Speaking and Listening: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Prepare for class discussions and multimedia presentations with a collection focused on the eighth grade Common Core standards for speaking and listening. With projects designed to enhance the ways that learners communicate with each...
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Speaking and Listening: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders practice important discussion skills, adapt their language to suit the situation, and prepare well-structured presentations with multimedia elements. Use a collection of Common Core-designed lessons and activities to work...
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Operation Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Safe Drinking Water Foundation created a set of water pollution lesson plans to teach class members about water pollution issues. Through a variety of hands-on activities, young environmentalists discover clean water practices and...
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Middle School Internet 101

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Looking for ways to help middle school students understand their role as digital citizens? Look no further—this five-part unit walks learners through creator's rights, searching strategies, scam awareness, more. They (and you!) will love...
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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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The "Final Solution"

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Nazi policies shifted from deportation and imprisonment to extermination of the Jewish people in death camps in the "Final Solution." Learners examine photos of artifacts, read poetry written by survivors, analyze testimony from...
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The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using video testimony, primary source documents that detail international agreements, and structured discussions, learners consider the precarious position of children during the Holocaust and other international conflicts, and how to...
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Social Realism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many American writers in the late nineteenth century wanted their writing to reflect real life. Individuals watch and discuss a video, read and explore author biographies, write a journal entry and a poem, and complete a multimedia...
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Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do nineteenth-century texts by African American and Native American writers contribute to the country's ideals of freedom and individuality? Learners explore the topic by watching and discussing a video, reading biographies, writing...
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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...
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Myth and Truth: The First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Encourage learners to think critically about common myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in Colonial America. They discover that behind every myth are many possible explanations—and that learning more about American history helps them...
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Feelings - Thematic Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Boost language skills with a unit all about feelings. Scholars from all grade levels take part in several lessons that incorporate specific vocabulary terms and adjectives while discussing their feelings with their peers. Reading...
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How to Host an Open Mic Poetry Party

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Four steps to Open Mic Night! The location, invitations, supplies, and party favors are all part of the process in planning and hosting a fun-filled gathering where scholars read aloud an original poem or one by their favorite author. 
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How to Recite a Poem like an Expert

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Don't just read a poem, recite a poem! Add speaking skills to a poetry unit with an activity that promotes successful poem recitation. Scholars choose a poem then recite it with the help of several tips and videos. 
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Examine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children in foster care face a lot of uncertainty in their lives. A guide for the novel One for the Murphys introduces a main character, Carley, who is thrust into the foster care system. Chapter-by-chapter questions cover key details in...
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Lesson 2: Values and Barriers

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars investigate and discuss the importance of values and how they can be used to break barriers. Small groups work collaboratively to examine the text and draw inferences to answer questions. A writing assignment challenges pupils...
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An Educator's Guide to the Works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school years can be tough. An educator's guide for the works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt introduces readers to two texts that discuss the struggles pre-teens face during middle school. Chapter-by-chapter questions and activities for two...
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Diversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Eighty-seven percent of people living in the United Kingdom identify as white, and some of those struggle to understand the importance of diversity in society. Scholars use presentations, discussions, and activities to address diversity...
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Taking Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed in 1948 when the majority of members of the United Nations voted in favor of the resolution. Scholars use their knowledge of human rights to determine ways they personally can help promote...
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How Do Human Rights Work?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do human rights apply to children? Scholars learn of three children asking for help to determine their rights and how to handle specific situations. Class members must research any laws pertaining to the requested right and how the...
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Equality

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Despite passing the Equality Act in 2010 covering many groups, gender inequality in Great Britain remains. Scholars investigate the concept of equality with a presentation, discussion, and hands-on timeline activities. The seventh lesson...
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What’s the Good Word? Etymology Project Guidelines

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Who named the shapes, or the days of the week? Should words be removed from the dictionary if they're no longer commonly used? Are there too many words in the English language? Language arts students explore these and additional...
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World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Have you ever noticed a news story revolves around an essential question? Scholars research methods of reporting historical events. Working in groups, they use an interactive module to gather information on a historical topic, uncovering...
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Where Am I Going?

For Teachers 7th Standards
How do I get where I'm going from here? The fifth of six college and career readiness lessons invites seventh graders to dig deep into the career of their choice. Once they complete their research, individuals relate their findings to...
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Planning for Middle and High School

For Teachers 7th Standards
So, what's the plan? Seventh graders begin their college and career journey in the first of six lessons. After creating their online profiles on a career resource website, individuals conduct extensive research to determine the courses...
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Farmland: GMOs and Organic Agriculture

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn more about genetic modification, organic farming, and the role of biotechnology in agriculture by watching a documentary that shows how newly gained knowledge can be applied to specific situations involving farmers and the choices...
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Plant-Soil Interactions (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To better comprehend organic farming scholars conduct experiments on how plant roots remove nutrients from the soil. Through multiple activities, discussion, and instruction they relate the plant's vascular system to the human...
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Properties of Soil (Grades 6-8)

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The second in a five part Agriculture series covers the importance of soil properties in organic farming. Scholars observe a soil demonstration as well as complete hands-on experiments to better understand the effects of air space and...
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Let's Explore!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the world through music with two lessons that bring focus to four composers—Gabriela Lena Frank, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Bedrř˘ich Smetana, and Mason Bates. After listening to musical pieces and viewing informative videos, scholars...
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A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
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Social Media Survey

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Survey says ... social media is here to stay! How do the pupils in your school use social media? Using lesson four from a 16-part series, The Social Media Toolbox, learners study surveys and create their own. The resource includes...
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Social Media Usage

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a difference in the way organizations present news via social media and in print? The third in a series of 16 lessons from The Social Media Toolbox explores news outlets and their delivery methods. Groups follow a story for a...
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Why Social Media?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is social media the best way to convey news in your school? Young journalists dig deep into the social media question in the second of 16 lessons from The Social Media Toolbox. After learning about the relationship between social media...
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Ethical Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When faced with a dilemma, how do journalists decide how much news to use? Social media scholars explore the philosophies of ethical resolution in the first of a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series. Partnered pupils use a Potter Box to...
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Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Why doesn't the government provide all goods and services if we pay taxes? Pupils investigate the difference between public and private services. They analyze their communities together with an interactive classroom model and...
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Baseball Economics 201

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to be an underpaid millionaire? Using the economic concepts behind the salaries of Major League Baseball's athletes, scholars investigate profit and production. By comparing the success of a baseball team as tied to wins,...
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High Five: Media Literacy and Newspapers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teach the five different types of media with the first of three in a media literacy unit. Learners create and propose a final newspaper project, which must address information covered throughout the unit. 
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Readers explore the options for dealing with Byron's bad behavior from Mrs. Watson's perspective in Christopher Paul Curtis's novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham. After collaborating and discussing potential consequences if the Watsons...
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High Five: Go to Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
High school scholars learn valuable information about how to run a newspaper in the third and final installment of a media literacy series. The unit scaffolds learners to success with background information before they plan for...
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Organizations Working for Peace

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We're all in this together! Show young scholars that peace is a process and having the support of like-minded people can make it happen. 13th in a series of 15 peace building activities, groups conduct research on a peace organization,...
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Core Assessment Module: Words We Live By

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars explore three of the most controversial words in the entire Declaration of Independence: "We the People." The ninth lesson in a series of 10 includes a close passage explaining the controversy of the three words and looks at...
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Core Assessment Module: Tale of Mandarin Ducks

For Teachers 7th Standards
Once upon a time, seventh graders worked to identify a main theme and explain how the author developed it. Full of graphic organizers, guided questions, and a structured group discussion, 7th graders read a the Tale of Mandarin Ducks to...
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Core Assessment Module: Letter on Jefferson

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders read a close passage about a writer who opened the doors to American history. The lesson includes a graphic organizer, guided questions, and a final writing task where students must identify a central idea of a close...
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Core Assessment Module: I Too Sing America

For Teachers 7th Standards
What does being an American mean? Scholars explore this question through Langston Hughes' poem, "I, Too, Sing America." The sixth of 10 lessons is scaffolded to begin with taking notes about the poem, then have learners complete a...
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How to Write a Memoir

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Who are we and what shapes our identities? Seventh graders work to answer this question as they learn how to write a memoir. Full of non-print resources and supplemental texts that range from fiction to non-fiction, scholars write their...
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Freedom Walkers

For Students 7th Standards
What would you do to be free? Seventh graders read a close passage about the Montgomery Bus Boycott to answer text-dependent questions, have a discussion, and complete a final writing task. The final lesson of 10 has scholars investigate...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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Personal Narratives: Learning from Lessons Life Teaches Us

For Teachers 7th Standards
"First Appearance," Mark Twain's tale about overcoming stage fright, serves as a model of a personal narrative and gets young writers thinking about milestones in their own lives. After examining student models and considering the...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a difference between examining an original work of art and viewing a reproduction? Class members are asked to reflect on this question after researching a piece, study a reproduction of it, and the examining the original in an...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Curator, artist, art handler, archivist, conservator-restorer, guide. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of museum professionals? After a visit to an art museum, class members reflect on the role of the museum in...
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Your Environment, Your Health: The Great Debate—Bottled Water vs. Tap Water in Our School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Should bottled water be sold in schools, or should they only provide tap water? The summative unit in the six-part series encourages scholars debating this topic. The lessons teach how to build an argument, how to gain background...
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Picturing a Story: Photo Essay about a Community, Event or Issue

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Picture this. Class members follow in the footsteps of W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, James Nachtwey, and Lewis Hine by creating their own photo essay about a local event or issue.
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Coping With Stress Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use...
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Immigration

For Teachers 7th Standards
There are likely members of your class who are immigrants to your country, and even more of them whose parents, grandparents, or great grandparents left their countries to find a new life. Teach seventh graders about treating immigrants...
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Public Opinion and News Reporting

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In theory, the stories on the front page of a newspaper are a factual reporting of events without bias, while editorial writers try to persuade readers to view events in a certain light. To test the theory, class members examine articles...
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Mystery Tubes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know they're right? Truth be told, they don't always know. Explore the scientific process using mystery tubes in an insightful activity. Young scientists discover how to approach and solve problems in science, how ideas...
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Science in Antarctica

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
PolarTREC brings polar researchers and educators together to benefit both science and education. Pupils select one research project in Antarctica to explore and present to their peers. Scholars polish research and presentation skills as...
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Santa Cruz Island Restoration Narrative

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you be willing to do to save an animal from extinction? After re-viewing a video about the restoration of the Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island, individuals adopt the point of view of one of the key players in the debate and...
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Experiencing Eclipses

For Students 7th Standards
Don't be caught in the dark! Young scientists investigate the causes of both solar and lunar eclipses using an interactive to help them understand the development of an eclipse over time. They then research facts and characteristics of...
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Vincent Van Gogh

For Students 7th Standards
Living in someone's shadow would be difficult for anyone, including one of the most talented artists of the modern age. Middle schoolers read an excerpt from Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan...
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The Road Not Taken

For Students 7th Standards
An effective lesson plan truly can make all the difference. Seventh graders read, analyze, and annotate Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" before writing an essay about what they believe to be the theme of the iconic poem.
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Eleven

For Students 7th Standards
It is difficult to articulate how growing up feels as accurately and beautifully as Sandra Cisneros does in her short story "Eleven." After seventh graders read the story and note the author's use of figurative language, they respond to...
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Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and Climate

For Students 7th Standards
There's more to climate than just the weather — explore the different components that affect weather with an enlightening resource. A hands-on unit takes an inquiry-based approach to studying wind and ocean currents. Learners discover...
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Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
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Energy Unit

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Water wheels were first used more than 2,000 years ago, yet now they are only a small part of the energy generation people have come to expect. The Michigan-based energy unit covers the common types of energy used, residential energy...
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Final Project: The Earth, Inside Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Follow in Jules Verne's footsteps and take a journey to the center of the earth! Middle schoolers work together to design a trip inside the earth using their knowledge from the previous lessons in the unit.
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Lesson 4: Back to School

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare...
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Book Report Task Cards

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
With 52 task cards, learners will not run out of things to do with a book they are reading independently or with the class. Tasks include making a poster on a specific topic, writing a summary, drafting a sequel, creating a windsock,...
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Engineering for Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use engineering principles to solve issues in farming. The STEM project teaches scholars about several challenges encountered by farmers in ancient Mesopotamia. They design machines that could overcome these challenges.
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall—take the learning of the seasons beyond the elementary level to the middle school classroom. Curious learners begin by watching videos about the seasons and the rotation of planet Earth. Then, they...
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Cinematography and Film/Video Production #3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
And that's a wrap! This final activity in a series about cinematography and film/video puts class members in full production mode. With over 20 activities, young cinematographers can film, edit, create movies, and organize news clips.
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Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Wicked is not just a Tony Award winning broadway musical. It also makes for a strong base to teach character education, specifically anti-bullying. Scholars listen, discuss, role play, and show what they know through a group presentation...
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson plan in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about...
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Tribute in Light

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Grief, though heavy, can create beautiful works of art to ease the pain of loss and shock. Middle schoolers focus on the artistic Tribute in Light in response to the events of September 11, 2001, and create their own tributes to the...
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A Lens into 9/11

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos taken on 9/11 tell more than a thousand words—they tell stories. Class members analyze photographs taken on September 11, 2001, in order to understand the emotions they evoke, and write...
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Making Your Voice Count

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As learners watch a video on voting, they take notes on a worksheet that lists various voting topics, including electoral and popular votes, early voting, and exit polling. Then, young people research the Internet for their state's...
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Hot! Hot! Hot!

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Calories are not tiny creatures that sew your clothes tighter every night, but what are they? A science lesson, presented at multiple levels, has learners experiment with heat, heat transfer, and graph the function over time. It also...
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this instructional activity, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives....
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Circuits and the Flow of Electricity Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
I think I lost an electron. Are you sure? Yes, I'm positive! Starting with a hands-on demonstration and problem solving activity, young scientists define vocabulary related to circuitry and currents. Then they build their own circuits...
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Home Alone

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Summer comes around and so does a lot of free time. Many kids spend most of their summer home alone, and it is important they are prepared with appropriate summer safety skills. Here, four activities offer grand discussion about daily...
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The Power of Point of View

For Teachers 7th Standards
Sometimes a whole story can change based on the perspective of the person telling it. Practice identifying and analyzing point of view in various reading passages and writing assignments with a language arts packet, complete with Common...
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Portraits That Capture Character

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
One of the great things about technology is that it lets youngsters visit museums that may be many miles away. With this resource, middle and high schoolers can visit the portrait galleries at J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los...
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Emotional Intelligence

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How would you describe a great leader? Explore the theme of leadership with a unit that focuses on emotional intelligence, and how great leaders have a strong sense of emotional intelligence.
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Citing Textual Evidence

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
By using explicit textual evidence, individuals can strongly support their ideas and opinions. The presentation suggests in order to use explicit textual evidence, one must state their idea, cite evidence in the text that led to the...
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Finding Story Ideas

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Pitch your best news story to your news team, or the peers in your journalism class, with a lesson about finding, reporting, and presenting a story. After watching clips of different examples, as well as strategies for finding the best...
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Interviewing: The Art of Asking Questions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Interviewing skills are important, even outside of a news reporter's desk or employer's office. Take your class through the process of interviewing people they don't know with a set of case studies featuring journalists and various...
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The Invention of the Telephone

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All of the people in your class would agree that life would be different without the invention of the telephone! Study Alexander Graham Bell's most famous and influential invention through the primary source document of his sketch of the...
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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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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
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To Filter or Not to Filter

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Drinking clean water can be taken for granted. Explore the process and high cost of filtering water with a water pollution and filtration activity. Young scientist build a filtration system to filter polluted water, examine the economics...
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The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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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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Cinematography & Film/Video Production #2

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take two! Middle school and high school students learn what it takes to film and produce videos. Use these activities to challenge young cinematographers to learn the parts of a camera, filming techniques, and practice using the...
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Phineas Gage: Notecard Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Understanding the vocabulary in a text, especially a text like Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science that includes quite a few technical terms, can be the key to understanding the text as a whole. Learners focus on...
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Living History Timeline

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
As part of a living history research project, learners research a chosen historical figure that they will study and physically represent in a gallery walk. This resource includes a project description, letter to parents, rubric, and...
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7th Grade ELA "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 7th Standards
Help your seventh graders relate the ELA Common Core standards to their own learning with these "I Can" statement posters. Each standard has been translated into a statement that pupils can understand and placed on its own page for easy...
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7th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 7th Standards
Track your class's progress on all of the ELA Common Core standards with these handy charts. Along the left side, each seventh grade identifier is listed along with the full text of the standard. As you teach, reteach, assess, and...
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Graduation Speech

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your pupils to send one another off with words of wisdom that they have learned over the past year. For the speech, individuals focus on a life lesson and reflect on the universal truth inherent in the lesson.
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Seafood and Human Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Whether your young biologists realize it or not, humans play a significant role in marine ecosystems. To help them understand this fact children first create graphical representations that show homo sapiens' place in marine food chains,...
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Simple Machines Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The choice is simple: create a PowerPoint presentation, write a book, or invent a compound machine. Whichever project your young scientists choose, they will be engaged in creatively demonstrating their knowledge of simple machines and...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Pollution Soup

For Teachers 1st - 9th Standards
The cumulative effects of human activity (non-point source pollution) on the watershed is the focus of this interdisciplinary lesson on pollution.
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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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The Mecklenburg Resolves

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
When the Mecklenburg Resolves were drafted in Charlotte, North Carolina, following the battles of Lexington and Concord, what effect did they have on early American colonists and their desire for independence from England?
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Harriet Tubman

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners participate in a fun reader's theater activity to discover the great lengths that Harriet Tubman took in her work with the Underground Railroad and as a spy in the Union army during the Civil War. 
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Civil Disobedience and the Atlanta Student Movement

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
What tactics are used in civil disobedience? Learners study the conditions in Alabama that led to the establishment of the Atlanta Student Movement, as well as consider the nature and effectiveness of civil disobedience.
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Sequencing the Stages: Understanding H.I.V. Infection at the Molecular Level

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does HIV operate at the molecular level? Pupils discover the progression from a healthy immune cell to one infected with HIV, watch an animation of the HIV life cycle, and finally identify each of the stages with illustrations on...
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Is Climate Change Good for Us?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their...
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Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
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Create an Invertebrate

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What better way for young biologists to learn about invertebrates than by creating their very own? Here, students are assigned a set of invertebrate characteristics and are asked to invent an imaginary ocean animal and a separate...
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Study Guide for Missing May

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Use this comprehensive packet to accompany a study of Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Starting out with a brief author biography and background information about the novel, this guide includes materials to use throughout the entire novel....
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Create Your Own Country Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social...
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
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What Can We Do?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young conservationists to stand up and make a change. After learning about the efforts in Cascade Nation Park to reduce carbon emissions in order to preserve the wilderness, young scholars work in groups creating action plans...
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Constitution Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, young scholars go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short...
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Amending the Constitution: Why Change?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
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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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Women's History Wax Museum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Bring influential historical figures to life with a highly interactive and informative activity. Your class members will research important activists during the women's suffrage movement and then share what they have learned by role...
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Making Choices

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
When choosing what foods to eat, there are a lot of factors to consider. To help make the decision a little easier, young learners work in small groups developing short plays, stories, or advertisements that address the different issues...
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When Should the U.S. Government Send Troops to Another Region of the World?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
A fortified discussion uses precise academic language and factual information to support a position on a controversial topic. After reading an annotated text that presents background information on the 9/11 attacks and on the Darfur...
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Should Adoption Information Be Kept Private or Made Public?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Help learners develop the skills they need to fully participate in discussions. The whole class reads together an annotated, academic text, and evaluates the evidence presented on both sides of the adoption question. Individuals then...
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World Religions Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
This is a very well-designed comparative world religions project that offers clear guidelines, expectations, and supplemental materials to support learners in their research process. Class members are divided into groups and must then...
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Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
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Great City-states of the Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Acting as journalists on a team to determine the most influential city-state of Renaissance Italy, your young historians will research, discuss, and compare the rise of Venice, Florence, and Genoa, and their influence in shaping a...
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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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Rubrics for Assessing Student Writing, Listening, and Speaking Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
This is a fantastic collection of a wide variety of rubrics for writing, listening, and speaking! The resource contains over 14 rubrics for assessing such items as a summary, autobiographical sketch and narrative, speech, oral report,...
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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct...
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Speech Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
From content and language to eye contact and body language, this rubric includes the most essential criterion for reviewing a speech or oral presentation. Ratings are based on clear and concise standards displayed in the Excellent column.
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When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's...
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The Reality of Digital Drama

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking...
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An Attack on Syria- What Would You Do?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Has United States military intervention in the conflicts of other countries always been warranted? After reviewing a brief background on contemporary US conflicts and reading articles describing the civil war in Syria, your learners...
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Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
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Scams and Schemes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Identify theft is a real problem that many people will face in their lives. Help your learners protect themselves from identity theft with the activities described here. Pupils explore the strategies employed by identity thieves and try...
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Gender Stereotypes Online

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Activate thinking about gender preconceptions, both offline and online. Class members participate in a couple of introductory activities to help them understand gender stereotypes before creating avatars that represent these stereotypes....
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Strategic Searching

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are your pupils effective online searchers? Improve their skills with the ideas presented here. After completing a KWL chart about strategic searching, class members pick up a five-step strategy for searching online. For practice, pupils...
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Annotation and Analysis of Author's Purpose

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Model for readers how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text.  Using a document camera, conduct a close reading and annotate a passage from N. Scott Momaday’s, “Riding is an Exercise of the Mind.” Groups then read and...
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
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Using Multimedia in Presentations: Preparing to Present Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewTime to wrap it all up! Using facts, details, and examples, pupils present their claims about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its screen time recommendations. They incorporate a multimedia visual display and...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Comparing Cascading Consequences

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewIt'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,...
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The Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Japanese crane has become an international symbol of peace. After reading Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, class members research the Thousand Crane Quilt and draw connections between the symbol, the bombing of...
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The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
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Should Secret Wiretapping be Legal?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
The legality of wiretapping is the question in an exercise in which class members read a passage that presents arguments for and against this controversial practice. Groups then continue the discussion with a role-play activity. The...
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Using Multimedia in Presentations: Preparing to Present Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewEye contact, volume, pronunciation are all parts of a great presentation. Scholars create visual displays to clarify the claim for an upcoming presentation about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its screen time...
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Consumer Product Testing Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Project-based learning is featured in a instructional activity that has class groups using a variety of Google tools to conduct consumer product testing experiments. After deciding on a topic, groups formulate a question, select a target...
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Sell It with Propaganda

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on propaganda by prompting class members to create propaganda. Using Frames software, groups demonstrate their understanding of propaganda techniques by designing a new product, creating a commercial to sell their product,...
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Secret Sharer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students discuss how to respect other's privacy online. In this personal information lesson plan, students discuss the reputation of themselves and others if privacy information is leaked out.