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Jumping Off the Bandwagon

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Teach your class to be critical consumers by studying persuasion in advertising.
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Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson plan. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present...
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Information Shuffle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Gather some information, print it onto sentence strips, and then have your class physically shuffle the cards to better understand the importance of organizational patterns in writing. Middle school learners examine information for a...
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Introduction to Canada

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Ninth graders investigate the country of Canada by examining their media in this geography lesson. They use the Internet to research Canadian newspapers and analyze a topic covered by both US and Canadian media sources. After comparing...
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Determining the Existence of Gender Bias in Daily Tasks

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your kids explore gender bias. Learners design and conduct a survey examining role responsibilities within families. They determine the percentage of responsibilities for males vs. females and graph the results. Then they analyze...
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Welcome to the Blogosphere

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Create a blog spot for your classroom and promote online discussions. There are several blogging websites listed here, and you can create one specific to each class or one collective site. Teach your learners how to post on the blog, and...
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Unleash Your Inner Editor

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Now that your new novelists have finished their first draft, it's time for them to unleash their inner editors! As part of the National Novel Writing Month program, this worksheet is one of the last of a series guiding writers through...
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The Ancient Art of Haiku

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A cross-disciplinary lesson that incorporates language arts, social studies, and art into a creative project, this lesson would be a great fit for any middle school humanities classroom. After briefly learning about the history,...
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The Workshop

For Students 5th - 9th
Peer editing is a big part of the writing process, and this worksheet will really help guide both editor and writer. Class members read brief editing tips and examine examples of helpful and not-so-helpful comments. (Consider projecting...
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Raven Chapter 11 Guided Notes: How Cells Divide

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Take your advanced biology learners across the great divide: where cells divide, that is! Although it was created as a chapter reading guide, having your class complete this worksheet is not only appropriate, but also highly valuable in...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scientific terms can be difficult to remember. This resource suggests developing analogies as a way to make energy terms memorable. After listing new terms on the board, groups develop analogies based on restaurant words, and then share...
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Effective Writing Prompts: Getting Beyond the Dark and Stormy Night

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Help struggling writers with strategies to reach different learning styles and reduce anxiety.
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Pronoun Agreement

For Students 5th - 9th
Cross your t's, dot your i's to make sure your pronouns are in agreement. This worksheet provides great practice for identifying incorrectly-used pronouns. In total, there are 10multiple choice problems. Tip: Use this as a language arts...
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Medical Explorer: The Big Idea

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Read informational text which relays how medical care differs around the globe and throughout history. There are three separate lessons, each focused on a particular case study, regional medical availability, and cultural norms. Learners...
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Save an Endangered Species

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Have your young learners work in pairs to find and research an endangered species. They use research to develop ideas about saving their animal from extinction. Pairs develop a three-dimensional model of the animal's habitat. Then, they...
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The Hyper-Partisan Politics of Prohibition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A full and thoughtful lesson includes links, handouts, guided viewing worksheets, and great extension activities. Upper graders will examine extreme politics, propaganda, hyper-partisanship, and the 1928 presidential election. They...