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Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
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Postcards From the American West

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the...
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Favela Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a very well-designed RAFT assignment through which learners consider the challenges that Brazil faces regarding squatter settlements and illegal slums.
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Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
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World War I Propaganda Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This mini-project to design a World War I propaganda poster can be done as an in-class activity during a block period, or administered as a homework assignment. The resource outlines considerations that your young historians should have...
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World War I Research Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic World War I research project that includes clear guidelines for topic choice, guiding questions, and suggested presentation products. Research subjects range from battles of the war, trench warfare, and weaponry, to...
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WWI Time Capsule Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What a great hands-on activity to encapsulate your learners' understanding of a historical period! After studying World War I, your young historians will imagine themselves to be a figure from the war and put together a time capsule of...
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My Guide to Current Events

For Students 5th - 11th Standards
Keep your youngsters abreast of current events with these activity worksheets! Or, consider what historical events throughout early American history would have looked like on a national newspaper? Your young historians will become...
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Which Way to the Ocean?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners study the nesting process of the loggerhead turtle. They watch a video clip that shows them how human influences, such as artificial lights, can disorient turtle hatchlings, which can keep them from reaching the ocean. They work...
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Lesson 5: Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Concluding the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As I Lay Dying is a beautiful book and a wonderful vehicle for understanding, interpreting, and comparing themes. The class reads and analyzes the novel, discusses possible interpretations, and characterizations. They compare the themes...
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Lesson 2: Religion and the Argument for American Independence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars examine how religion affected arguments justifying American independence. They read and analyze primary source documents, and write an essay analyzing how Americans used religious arguments to justify revolution against a...
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Lesson 1: The First Great Awakening

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine the First Great Awakening and how it affected religious belief in colonial America. They read and analyze primary source documents, explore various websites, and write a five-paragraph essay examining the beliefs...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy in Social Studies: Imperialism

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Why was imperialism so common in Europe? Young historians research reasons for European imperialism, and the consequences. Scholars demonstrate their findings in essays and also participate in group discussions, and weekly reflections to...
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Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university...
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The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: Five Camps: From Voices of Consent to Voices of Dissent

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students explore and discuss Woodrow Wilson's concepts for peace and the League of Nations. They understand efforts made to foster American support for the League and discuss the opposition shown in the Senate.
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Lesson Plan: “Seeing the Way: A Brief History of Cataract Surgery”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After looking at the history of cataract surgery techniques, your high schoolers will have a new perspective on medical and scientific advances. Kids alternate between watching short video clips, class discussion, and computer research....
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Hess's Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils solve chemical equations. In this chemistry lesson, they balance chemical equations after completing a lab. They can use a TI for this assignment.
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners collect data, organize and analyze the data and compare it to real life scenarios. This assignment requires two class periods.
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Introduction to Electric Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers explore using a circuit board in this physics lesson. They will analyze current and battery set up on a circuit board. Teachers check the board before the students experiment.
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Keep it Bottled Up: Linear Rates of Pressure Increase

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils explore linear functions in this lesson plan when they collect and analyze data as a chemical reaction proceeds. Learners record pressure versus time data and model the data as a linear function. They also examine the concept of...
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Falling Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine the velocities of two different falling objects. They produce distance vs. time and velocity vs. time graphs using a Motion Detector and a CBL 2 to collect experimental data. Learners analyze and interpret the...
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When the Snow is as High as an Elephant

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers study the concept of mean values using a data plot. Learners enter the given data in the activity to create their data table. They use the data table to calculate the mean of the snowfall percentage provided in the...
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Corn-Crop is a Bin-Buster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners calculate percent change and create lists of data. They enter the corresponding bushels of corn measured in billions to their list and display, then convert the acres into scientific notation and use the value on the home screen...
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Angling for Distance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the concept of projectile distance through determining the angle that will provide the maximum distance of a launched projectile.  Students launch baseballs on a football field and video tape the path of the ball.