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Lesson 1: How Do Society’s Expectations Influence Education?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The history of women's education can be traced back to the delicate stitching of student samplers from the 19th century. Modern-day pupils examine and analyze four primary sources, three of which are images of embroidered samplers, which...
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Explain Yourself: An Expository Writing Unit for High School

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Introduce expository writing with a unit that asks writers to craft an essay to explain a belief, value, or priority that is important to them. Mini-lessons within the unit focus on crafting thesis statements and conclusions, selecting...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 17

For Teachers 9th Standards
How did the Demerara Rebellion of 1823, the death of Reverend John Smith, and the Emancipation Bill of 1833 that abolished slavery throughout the British Empire change the sugar industry? Class members examine how the authors of Sugar...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 15

For Teachers 9th Standards
The Haitian Revolution takes center stage as class members analyze a passage from Sugar Changed the World and consider how the authors select, present, and organize events to show how the tensions between the concerns for freedom and...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 11

For Teachers 9th Standards
As part of a study of how writers structure their text so that readers understand events, class members do a close reading of “Is It Lawful to Make Slaves of Others Against Their Will?”, a chapter in Aronson and Budhos' Sugar Changed the...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Students 9th Standards
What did the Crusades and plantations have to do with the global spread of sugar? As class members continue their study of Sugar Changed the World, they examine how Crusaders brought sugar to Western Europe and how cultivating sugar led...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
What is the connection between the spread of ideas and the expansion of the sugar trade? Class members continue their reading of Sugar Changed the World and use an analysis tool to identify how key ideas in the chapters are organized and...
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Kindred Teacher Guide

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A teacher's guide for Kindred provides instructors with a wealth of materials to enrich either a full-class reading or independent study of Octavia E. Butler's popular science fiction novel. The activities are designed to encourage...
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Young And Brave Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Honor brave young women with a lesson that showcases 30 individuals who's achievements made a lasting impression on our country's history. Here, scholars randomly choose a person to examine from an interactive myseum exhibit then share...
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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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Edgar Allan Poe's Journey Through Life and Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How was Edgar Allan Poe able to create "intriguing, memorable, and lasting literature"? To answer this question, learners analyze the syntax, diction, and characterizations in Poe's poems and short stories and compare the impact of these...
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Skill Building with the Newspaper

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Extra, extra, read all about it! Use a newspaper as the primary resource in a special education classroom to teach reading, writing, and math skills. The activities help class members build their reading skills as well as their knowledge...
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Analyzing Stop and Frisk Through Personal Stories and Infographics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much can you learn about an important topic from a single image? High schoolers analyze an infographic that represents the number of stops performed during the Stop and Frisk police procedure. After building background information...
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Evaluating News Reports

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The news can be scary, but is it always accurate? Young journalists read about the necessary elements of evaluating a news story for accuracy, thoroughness, newsworthiness, and biased or balanced reporting. After reading a description of...
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Understanding the Basics of News Reporting

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Step into the shoes of a newscast director with a media analysis activity. High schoolers look over vocabulary for news media before deciding which three of five stories they'd want to air on tonight's news, based on exclusivity, viewer...
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Influence of Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We are bombarded with media images expressly designed to influence viewers. Learning how to analyze the intended effects of these images is essential and the focus of an activity that asks viewers to use the provided questions to guide...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 9th Standards
Are cattle prods beneficial for herding cattle, or do they cause more harm than good? Investigate Temple Grandin's claim about animal behavior with a lesson that focuses on pages 20-23 of the first chapter of her book, Animals in...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 5

For Teachers 9th Standards
Ninth graders study the study of animals in an informational text lesson that focuses on analyzing text structure. As learners continue reading the first chapter of Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation, they form inquiries and seek...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 1, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
To what extent can the surrounding environment influence one's behavior? Temple Grandin explores her connection to animals and her unique ability to understand their behavior with a lesson that focuses on her book, Animals in...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 13

For Teachers 10th Standards
A parent's influence on a child is one of the most formative factors in a developing life. Discuss the importance of the parental relationships in both Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights with a written...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 11

For Teachers 10th Standards
Football fans and ready readers will enjoy a lesson based on H.G Bissinger's Friday Night Lights. Focusing on chapter 4, the lesson encourages tenth graders to examine Mike's character development as it relates to the season opener, and...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
For better or for worse, parental relationships have a huge impact on our personalities. Read about Mike's relationship with his father in H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights, and how it informed the central idea of the novel.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th Standards
How do writers develop a central idea in a text? How can readers identify this central idea? These are the challenges class members tackle as they continue their analysis of "Letter One" from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
Class members continue their analysis of Letters to a Young Poet, paying particular attention to how Rilke uses metaphor to develop his ideas about the source of inspiration.