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Curated OER

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
 The narrative works of Frederick Douglass engage learners in the topic of slavery. They will experience American history in a new way, a Douglass expresses his thoughts in his own words. Pupils then interpret this literary work.   
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Curated OER

Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Magazine Production

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different...
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Curated OER

Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Is That Legal? A Case of Acid Rain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

"The Soil Around Us" Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young geographers collect samples of different kinds of soil to match to the soil terms in Barry Rudner's rhyming book Filet of Soil: dirt, mud, dust, soot, etc. They start a glossary for the project on index cards or large sheets of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Hot and Humid, That's Manu

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Elementary and middle schoolers participate in a demonstration of the heat and humidity of the Manu rainforest environment. They watch and discuss a video, calculate the humidity and temperature in the humidified tent, and write a...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Ecuadorian Rainforest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class talk about the importance of the rainforest and the products that come from it. Learners watch a video showing the path of chocolate from the rainforest to the supermarket. They discuss how the rainforest and chocolate...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Discuss bullying, folk tales, and more using this resource. Learners read the story The Lion and the Mouse by Toni and Slade Morrison, engage in cause and effect activities, make predictions, and discuss bullying. This is a motivating...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Speaking

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Words! Words have meaning and power, and using them leads to consequences. The activities in this lesson are designed to remind participants to choose their words wisely when they speak.
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Overcoming Obstacles

Listening

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young scholars boost communication skills with a lesson that explores what it looks like to listen with the whole body. Through modeling and practice, pupils observe what it looks like and then practice. A friendly game of "Simon Says"...
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Lesson Plan
British Council

How Green Are You?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Go green! Scholars survey their classmates to determine how green they are and then write a report to summarize their findings. Finally, pupils agree on five changes they can make in their lives to help the environment. 
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Lesson Plan
British Council

Forced to Wear a Skirt

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
What's the dress code? Scholars read brief texts about school uniforms and discuss opinions for and against them. Pupils then work with a partner to role play a conversation about school uniforms. 
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Lesson Plan
British Council

Card Games

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Oh, snap! Learners practice conversational English by learning the rules of the card game Snap. Then, they play the game in small groups before writing out instructions for another card game of their choosing. 
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Lesson Plan
British Council

Christmas

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Pupils learn more vocabulary and English language by taking a close look at the words Happy Christmas and working in groups to see how many words they can make of the letters. Scholars then take a quiz to test their knowledge about...
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Lesson Plan
British Council

World Book Day

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Scholars discover information about World Book Day. Working in pairs, learners read a text about the special day, and then write about their own favorite book. To finish, pupils complete worksheets and a crossword puzzle about World Book...
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Lesson Plan
British Council

Online Safety for Teenagers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Safety in a cyber world is complex but important. Scholars review ways to stay safe online by first writing words given by the teacher. Learners analyze the words to guess the topic of the lesson. They then read an online safety poster...
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Lesson Plan
British Council

The Months of the Year

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
What month is it? Scholars work with a team and play a game to guess which month is described by given clues. While playing, pupils learn more about what makes each month different with a main focus being on the weather.
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Lesson Plan
British Council

Chocolate

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Are you the biggest chocoholic? Scholars read text about people eating chocolate and sequence the text by putting them in order of who ate the most to least chocolate. They quiz classmates to discover who is the biggest chocoholic in the...
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British Council

A Green Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Go green! Scholars compare pictures of two classrooms. They discuss how one classroom is more environmentally conservative than the other, and then make a list of ways they can make their own classrooms greener.
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Final Performance Task: Fishbowl Discussion about Editorial Essay

For Teachers 5th Standards
Using the resource, learners share their essay revisions with a partner. Afterward, they participate in a Fishbowl discussion, receiving peer feedback about their editorial essays. 
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Group Discussions and Revision: Editorial Essay

For Teachers 5th Standards
Great minds think aloud! Pupils participate in the Fishbowl protocol, discussing their opinions about the Mary River mine proposal. As they share their thoughts, peers provide feedback about their thesis and supporting ideas.  
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Speaking and Listening Skills: Practice

For Teachers 5th Standards
After reviewing their resources from the unit, scholars participate in multiple group discussions with a World Café activity. During the discussions, they share ideas about their focus questions pertaining to Canada's natural resources...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Reading for Fluency: Readers Theater about the Rainforest (Page 33)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Lights, camera, action. Scholars use page 33 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World to create a readers theater. They work in triads and use sticky notes to mark and create their own speaking parts from sections of the text. They then...