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Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC Activity Toolkit: Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
There is a method in a 28-page Hamlet toolkit. Rogues, peasant slaves, and young actors have an opportunity to engage in 11 activities that enable them to experience Hamlet in a whole new way. What a piece of work!
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Curated OER

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Indigenous Land Guardianship, Settler Colonialism, Racial Capitalism. While the terms may be new to some, they feature in a lesson plan designed for Indigenous Peoples' Day. Young scholars investigate four concepts: Land...
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Facing History and Ourselves

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Masks, a pandemic, remote learning, and isolation; scholars reflect on the past school year and consider what positive things they would like to see continued in the current school year and what negative things they would like to...
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Facing History and Ourselves

Mood Meter

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Returning to in-class learning has proved to be a challenge for both teachers and learners. This series of 15 lessons provides instructors with ideas about establishing or re-establish classroom protocols and opening or closing routines...
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Cultures of Dignity

Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Space

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Are you comfortable feeling uncomfortable? Creating a supportive learning space in an online classroom can be a challenge. Teachers are the learners in this lesson that models for instructors how to create a comfortable and inclusive...
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PBS

Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two poems by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman are spotlighted in a PBS lesson. Young scholars conduct a close reading and watch videos of Gorman reading her inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb" and "The Miracle of Morning." They...
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Cengage Learning

Infection Control and Standard Precautions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising dramatically, information about how standard precautions can be used to control infection is essential. The 16 slides in a presentation outline of how people need to change their daily habits to...
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Facing History and Ourselves

Interracial Democracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Radical Reconstruction, the 10-year period referred to after Congress passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867, saw the establishment of manhood suffrage, men voting without any racial qualifications. Southern states also rewrote their...
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C-SPAN

Choice Board: Expressed and Implied Powers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution expressly lists powers given to Congress. Over the years, lawmakers have expanded the enumerated powers to include powers implied by the list. To better understand the significance...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Brain Power

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know it's possible to train your brain to work better? Learners use brain games to try to do just that. The games test vision and memory and give them the opportunity to improve their scores. The lesson works as an in-class...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

You are the Queen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A day in the life of a wasp queen is not as royal as it may sound. Pupils assume the role of the wasp queen to complete an interactive activity that simulates building a colony. They make decisions along the way and note the changes from...
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American Museum of Natural History

Wonderful World of Wasps

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shockingly, wasps sometimes challenge lions as the king of predators! Learners explore the life of a wasp in an interactive online lesson. They read about the characteristics of wasps and then complete activities to learn about their lives.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Sensing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is a scallop that relies on sight so much that it actually has more than 100 eyes! There are many species that rely heavily on one sense or another. An online interactive resource has youth read about several of these animals. The...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Life at the Limits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are some amazing ways species evolve to survive. From large ears to sneezing salt, learners read about these interesting adaptations in an interactive lesson. Great to supplement an in-class lesson, it also works well as a remote...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Leeches

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who actually likes leeches? Meet a scientist that makes his living letting leeches feed on him. Pupils learn about the characteristics of leeches and different variations of the species. The lesson works as a remote learning resource or...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Colorful Creatures

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An online resource shows learners some species that are very good at using their camouflage as well as other ways species use their coloring for survival. Interactive and digital, the lesson is perfect as a remote learning resource.
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Breathing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Crazy fact: Some animals can survive months without oxygen. An online resource describes some unique ways animals collect oxygen and even live without it for an extended time. Learners read about these special animals and use pop-up...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Talking to Fireflies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fireflies are more than just mobile twinkle lights. An online interactive lesson teaches individuals about the light patterns fireflies use to communicate with each other. After they practice the patterns themselves, they could be...
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Website
American Museum of Natural History

Saving Species

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some scientists dedicate their lives to researching and protecting endangered species. An online lesson teaches about three scientists around the world who do just that. They learn about spiders, mollusks, and reptiles from North...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Dzanga-Sangha

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One ecosystem is home to numerous habitats—how diverse are they? Pupils interact with an online lesson to explore three habitats in a rain forest ecosystem. They discover connections between species and how they depend on each other for...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Feeding

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some species have pretty creative methods for catching food. Young scientists learn about some interesting ways organisms get the nutrients they need by navigating an online interactive lesson that would be suitable for a remote learning...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

What's This? Staying Safe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Amaze the class with the creative adaptations species employ to trick predators. An online interactive lesson introduces learners to six different species with unique adaptations. Each species highlights a different adaptation and its...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Ocean Creature Feature

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From coloring to hard protective shells, ocean creatures have adaptation features that help them survive. An eight-question online quiz highlights different ocean animals and their unique characteristics. The resource then offers pop-up...
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American Museum of Natural History

Around the World with DNA

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
DNA analysis could be what saves some animals from extinction. An interactive lesson shows learners how DNA information proves variation among animals of the same species and how stakeholders use that information to make decisions. Easy...