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The Canterbury Tales Study Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Good study guides are more than just a place for learners to record information and for teachers to check for understanding. They instruct, inform, and direct a reader's attention to key elements in a text and encourage users to make...
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Who Are You Online?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Online, you can represent yourself in a completely different way than you do in real life, but there are benefits and risks to doing so. Expose your class to online personas by showing and discussing a slide show of online gamers and...
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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...
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Collective Intelligence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Often, class members don't want to work in groups; however, there are definite positives that come from working with others. Take a look at the pros and cons of putting minds together. Pupils discuss synergy, examine a website created...
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Building Community Online

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people spend so much time on social networking websites? Class members can discover the answer to this question and learn about community through a series of activities. After exploring social media sites, pupils discuss how to...
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Citizenship and the 14th Amendment: Does it Need Revision?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Immigration and citizenship is a hot topic in today's society. Engage in a spirited and educated debate with your class on these topics through an essential question: Does the Fourteenth Amendment need revision? Your critical thinkers...
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My Online Code

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Approach ethical online behavior with a series of activities geared toward teaching pupils about digital citizenship. After a brief discussion about ethics, small groups inspect a fictional social networking profile with ethics in mind....
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Does the Use of Torture on Enemy Combatants Violate the 8th Amendment?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Tackle ethics in your high school history classes with a Socratic seminar about torture as a means for obtaining information. The plan allows for pupils to take the reins during the seminar. On the first day, class members read several...
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Electoral College

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Let your pupils judge whether or not the Electoral College should be eliminated. They can develop their opinions with the materials provided and activity described here. First, split your class into three groups: pro, con, and judge....
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Making Informed Environmental Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using an actual case study about the Lake Turkana Dam, class members examine the controversy surrounding the issue. Pupils take on the role of one of the stakeholders, discuss the multiple perspectives involved, explore the geography of...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You want your class to meet all of the Common Core standards, and here is one way to tackle the first speaking and listening standard. Given a theme to focus on from "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy, small groups come up...
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Merely Players

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“. . . one man in his time plays many parts,/His acts being seven ages.” Jaques famous speech from Act II, scene vii of As you Like It sets the stage for an examination of the roles people play. Class members not only consider the roles...
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"On Being Brought from Africa" by Phillis Wheatley

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Bring a cultural experience to your classroom with the constructed ideas that discuss the relevance of the writings of Phillis Wheatley. Included are Common Core standards for each activity that the educator can interpret for his own...
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The Trial of Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Hamlet, that is not a rat behind the curtain, it is Polonius, and now you’re on trial for his murder. Class members practice and develop close reading skills, discover how a trial works, get the involved in the trial as the judge,...
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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Conforming?

For Teachers 11th Standards
Dive into Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and determine what it means to conform in society, and discuss as a group with the thoughts and plans available in these documents. Included are multiple activities and brain targets that form the...
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Great Gatsby's Jazz

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As Nick wanders the grounds of Gatsby's mansion, he observes the behaviors of the rowdy guests and listens to the music pouring over the lawn. Bring the music of the jazz age into the classroom with Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues,"...