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The Destruction and Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did an investigation into the causes of the collapse of the Twin Towers, as a result of the 9/11 attacks, inform the construction of the new 1 World Trade Center? That is the central question of a resource that asks class members...
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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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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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Days of Infamy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center, class members reflect on how events can change the course of lives. Individuals then create a presentation that features a historical image, the...
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Unit 3 English III

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Who were the writers of the American Romantic period? What inspired them? What themes did these writers address? How does romanticism differ from transcendentalism? Such are the questions addressed by this six week American Literature...
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The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th Standards
Use Nathanial Hawthorne's immortal text on the influence of religion on the early American settlements, as well as its continued impact on American culture, with a unit that focuses on The Scarlet Letter. In addition to Hawthorne's...
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Every Man a King

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Examine Huey P. Long's speech about the wage gap present during the Great Depression. Learners read the entire speech and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion-style questions that require textual evidence and...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 11th Standards
Support your eleventh graders with a practice assessment for the Common Core tests. The practice test features a series of literary and informational passages and related multiple choice and essay questions. An online version is also...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)

For Teachers 11th Standards
Set up a solid foundation for learners going into Common Core testing by taking some time to complete this practice test. Class members answer questions about both literary and informational texts, with an emphasis on textual evidence....
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Marsh v. Chambers & the Establishment Clause

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
1983 Supreme Court case Marsh v. Chambers, which centers on the question of whether or not opening a legislative session with a prayer violates the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment to the US Constitution, is the focus of a...
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Punitive Damages and BMW v. Gore

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
As part of a study of the 14th Amendment's concept of due process, class members engage in a jury simulation exercise, and consider the issues involved in awarding punitive damages. 
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The Establishment Clause and Lee v. Weisman

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Prayer as a part of a public school graduation? The 1992 Supreme Court decision in the case of Lee v. Weisman is the focus of a series of activities that has class members investigate other rulings related to the Establishment Clause in...
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Current Events Organizer

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
For your next current events assignment, make sure pupils go beyond summarizing and ask the right questions for a proper analysis. With this guide, learners consider the context for the current event, the author's potential bias, and how...
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Determining Fact, Opinion, and Bias

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Writing is never biased, right? Let your learners be the judge of that by teaching them how to identify fact, opinion, and bias in writing. Pupils mark up several example paragraphs and articles and consider the reliability of all texts.
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A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
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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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Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and...
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Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
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News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
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Decision Point: Understanding the U.S.’s Dilemma Over North Korea

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Simulate the Situation Room and analyze the US's relationship with North Korea. The plan starts off with a quick review and an examination of a online timeline that updates as the situation continues. Next, the class reads an article and...
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Looking for Answers: Making Sense of the Boston Marathon Bombing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How should America respond to acts of domestic terrorism? What motivates or prompts a terrorist attack? After reading an opinion piece on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, your learners will critically analyze factors that could have...
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How to Analyze Documentaries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Prepare your class for creating their own documentaries. Before they get started, they'll need to know what a documentary is and what makes a documentary compelling. As a class, watch several documentaries from the point of view of the...
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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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What is the Legacy of the New Deal?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading...