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Lesson 3: Hemispheres, Continents, and Oceans: The Big Picture!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Using Styrofoam balls and mini pumpkins, your learners will have the opportunity for a real hands-on experience in understanding the earth's hemispheres and major points, such as the equator, prime meridian, and International Date Line....
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Latin America Postcard Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
After researching a chosen Latin American country, your youngsters will design a postcard that will not only entice visitors, but also include major features of the country, such as tourist attractions, weather, and geography. The...
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In the Shadows, Agents of Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Most of your learners have probably heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., or Cesar Chavez, but could they also recognize the names of Betty Friedan or Dolores Huerta? Give your learners the opportunity to discover the many accomplishments of...
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The Fourth Branch: You!

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Take time to remind your young learners of the valuable understanding that each branch of the United States government is really composed of other citizens. The reading material and worksheets of this resource cover the importance of...
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Making Choices

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
When choosing what foods to eat, there are a lot of factors to consider. To help make the decision a little easier, young learners work in small groups developing short plays, stories, or advertisements that address the different issues...
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Where Your Food Comes From

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
In this age of globalization, the foods we eat often come from countries scattered all around the world. This research-based lesson asks young scholars to pick two of their favorite food items and investigate the origins of their...
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What If?

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
For many children around the world, food scarcity is a painful reality of daily life. Help young scholars understand the seriousness of this global issue with with a reading of the book The Good Garden. After discussing food security and...
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The Fruits of Fairness

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Unfortunately the world isn't fair, but exactly how unfair is it? In this cross-curricular lesson plan, young mathematicians explore the uneven distribution of wealth in the United States, using their knowledge of percents and...
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So You Think You Can Argue

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
What defines an argument, and how can someone properly formulate a counterargument? This resource provides two options—an interactive PowerPoint presentation or worksheet—that will support your learners as they begin to explore how to...
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Citizen Me

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What rights and responsibilities do we exercise as citizens of not only the United States, but in the communities of our homes, schools, and state? How are some individual rights really disguised as responsibilities? Here is a nice...
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The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
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World Cup Math: Equal Opportunity?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Exactly how fair is the World Cup? Even though all teams have the same number of players and follow the same rules, there are other factors that come into play. This series of three lessons explores the impact that income inequality,...
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Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try...
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Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and...
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Citizenship Themed: Taking Action on Fairness

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Here is a set of wonderful activities that will offer young learners the chance to see how some prominent figures have taken action to ensure greater equality and fairness around the world. Given the context of the 2014 World Cup, the...
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World Cup Introductory Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
Here are a few nice introductory activities that will provide your learners with background information on the popularity and prevalence of futbol in Brazil, as well as the type of climate that players will have to face in the 2014 World...