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Lesson 3: What Makes Attitudes Towards Education Change over Time?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The struggle for women's rights is not unique to this generation, or even to the 20th century. Class members explore the conflicting opinions of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel Hubbard Bell, regarding women's pursuits of higher...
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Lesson 2: How Do We Determine the Value of Education?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Have women always had the same educational opportunities as their male counterparts? Young historians read an 1819 essay by Emma Willard on the state of female education in the 19th century before discussing their views regarding women's...
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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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Reading Assignments: Crash Course Study Skills #2

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between recognition and recall? Which one will help you on the test? Learn more about reading strategies and retaining information from large sections of text with the second video in a playlist about study skills.
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A Huntsman and Dogs

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
A picture can convey emotions and messages that would take many paragraphs for a talented author to describe. High schoolers view Winslow Homer's 1891 work A Huntsman and Dogs and determine its mood, main idea, and symbolism with a...
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People Who Built America: Ford

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
The man behind the car that changed the world led a life of ingenuity and innovation. A passage about Henry Ford and his Model T inspires young readers to think more about the ways an idea can contribute to the greater society.
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Don’t Buy a Ford Ever Again, ca. 1960

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Learning how to craft an argument requires viewing an opposing position that one might find odious. An informational text reading assignment prompts high schoolers to read a primary source poster about boycotting Ford automobiles, and to...
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Lesson Plan: Immigration: A Case Study on Multiple Perspectives and Diverse Formats

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
As part of a case study of U.S. immigration during the first part of the 20th century, class members examine a variety of primary sources that present multiple perspectives of the responses of those in favor of immigration and those...
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Defining Propaganda

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
21st century learners live in a media world. Help them develop the skills they need to be able to analyze the barrage of propaganda they face daily, with a resource that introduces them to the type of persuasive appeals found in news,...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 1: Unit Introduction

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To launch a unit study of the concept of diversity in World Literature, class members compare Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" and Richard Rodriguez's essay, "The Chinese in All of Us: A...
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Creating a Museum Exhibition

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Museums arrange artifacts to communicate meaning to viewers. As part of a study of the events of 9/11 groups select artifacts and create a museum exhibit organized around the themes of the day of the attack, tributes and memorials, or...
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Physics, Technology and Engineering in Automobile Racing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Start your engines! This five-lesson unit introduces physics and Newton's laws through automobile racing. Each lesson includes background information, a student worksheet, and an answer key. There are also culminating project...
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Airport Security vs. Civil Liberties

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Body scanners and pat-downs are the realities of post 9/11 travel. But do these procedures represent a violation of our rights? Class members consider their own rights as they examine a political cartoon, a CBS news video about airport...
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Copyright and Fair Use

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
When is using someone else's copyrighted material appropriate? Learn about copyright and fair use with a lesson from PBS.org. Scholars read through a reference sheet about authors' rights and users' rights, and then create posters for a...
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TV/Test Grades

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teasing relationships and trends out of data is a key mathematical skill developed through this activity for young statisticians. Taking provided data, the learners walk through the statistical process of making a hypothesis and...
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Equal Salaries for Equal Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners perform data analysis and draw conclusions bound to stir lively debate in a statistical activity. Starting with data comparing men's and women's wages, the class performs two different kinds of regressions to determine trends....
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Retouching Reality

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do some people alter or manipulate the photos they post online? Students explore this practice with discussion and various sources, including several case studies, while considering artistry, journalism, and audience. Complete with...
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Does It Matter Who Has Your Data?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever notice that, just after looking at an item online, that item shows up in an advertisement along the side of another webpage? That's because many companies track online data and use it to create targeted advertisements. Introduce...
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your pupils to think and discuss the impact of their online activity. Class members read an article that demonstrates some possible consequences of posting online. They discuss the image featured in the article and come up with...
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Risky Online Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Internet can be a place where both positive and negative interactions happen. Begin the discussion with a talk about positive and negative encounters before defining some related terms for your class. Next, ask your class to pretend...
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Rights, Remixes, and Respect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It is very easy to access creative work online, and some individuals are not aware of all the rules that accompany using someone else's original work. Show your class the difference between inspiration and using without permission. The...
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Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After discussing the vocabulary term perspective, and introducing the class to the characters in the included clip from Friday Night Lights, ask individuals to put themselves in the place of one of the characters in the clip. Once pupils...
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Becoming a Web Celeb

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame...
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College Bound

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a digital footprint and how is it related to college admissions? Start out by defining and discussing the term, supporting the conversation with a video about what a positive digital footprint looks like. Next, invite small...