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Word Warriors: The Code Talkers Of Oklahoma

For Teachers 9th Standards
New ReviewThe battle between code makers and code breakers has been going on for centuries and is a key tool of warfare. The contributions of the Native American Code Talkers of World Wars I and II are celebrated in a instructional activity that...
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To Ban or Not to Ban? Intellectual Rights and Responsibilities: Banned Books, Censorship Part 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAfter examining different perspectives on book banning, scholars select a book from a list of frequently banned books and research the controversies surrounding it. They then craft an argument about their chosen book, including arguments...
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Wherefore Art Thou So Difficult, Shakespeare? Understanding Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th Standards
New Review'Tis not easy to understand the language of the Bard! But, hark! Fret not! With the assistance of this joyous lesson, young players learn how to translate Shakespeare's English into modern language. Groups examine passages from Julius...
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The Revealers: Discussion Guide for Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewSuspense! Rebellion! Cyberbullying! No wonder Doug Wilhelm's novel The Revealers appeals to middle schoolers. Instructors new to using the novel and experienced veterans will find this discussion guide invaluable. Discussion questions,...
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Anti-Bias Mini-Film Festival

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
New ReviewImagine a resource that provides all the materials you need to organize a film festival. Imagination becomes a reality with a five-star resource that has done all the work for you. Eight different award-winning short films are featured...
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The Skin I’m In: Discussion Guide for Grades 8 and Up

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWords can hurt! But self-esteem can blunt the impact. That's the takeaway when discussing the themes in Sharon G. Flake's powerful novel The Skin I'm In. A discussion guide leads groups through a study of this narrative of a girl who is...
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8 Ideas for Teaching National Hispanic Heritage Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
New ReviewHere are eight ideas to celebrate National Hispanic Month! Scholars have the opportunity to read and discuss literature, include people and events in history, examine art, watch and discuss films, listen to and dance to music, explore...
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Comparing/Contrasting Characters Through Two-Voice Poems: Characterization

For Teachers 11th Standards
New ReviewTwo babies, two fathers, two experiences, two worlds. Partners craft two-voice poems to capture the points of view of two men with very different lives who have just become fathers.
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Argument Is Everywhere: Introduction to Argument

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
New ReviewC.E.R = Claim + Evidence + Reasoning. That's the framework behind building a solid piece of argument writing. Introduce young writers to this format with an engaging lesson that uses YouTube videos and a PowerPoint to illustrate the...
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A Trait Accompli: An Introduction to Mendelian Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists learn the laws of genetics through data collection and research. They use discussions and online resources to develop an understanding of the related vocabulary.
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Doing Democracy

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How do you explain democracy to a middle school classroom? A social studies resource breaks elections and the democratic process down for your class. Discussion questions, worksheets, activities that build critical thinking skills, and a...
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Public Christmas Displays and Lynch v. Donnelly

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does a Christmas display on government property violate the Constitution? Learners study the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and learn about the landmark Supreme Court case Lynch v. Donnelly through watching a documentary and...
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Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
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Just Chill: Don’t Stress Out!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Billy Joel's song, "Pressure," opens a lesson that teaches some techniques to deal with pressure and stressors, significant factors that contribute to aging and poor health. Throughout the four-day lesson, participants study stress...
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Road Blocks to Mental Health

For Teachers 11th - 12th
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than half of adults seek treatment for mental health disorders. Those interested in careers in mental health investigate why this is so by looking at the stigma...
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Health and Wellness Throughout the Lifespan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Every stage of life has its requirements for staying healthy. Young developmental psychologists investigate the psychological effects of stress and aging and health and wellness strategies that may improve one's quality of life. Groups...
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Heart of the Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most people have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but few have heard of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Who were these guys and what did they have to do with this famous landmark event in...
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Stoichiometry Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you been searching for environmentally friendly chemistry experiments to use in your high school laboratory? This stoichiometry experiment replaces a conventional aluminum to alum lab by using sodium carbonate and calcium chloride...
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Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiesel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources and have become crucial to the livelihood of countless individuals. Young chemists investigate an alternative method of generating energy by performing a series of activities that lead to the...
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Essential Oil Extraction Using Liquid CO2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life hands you lemons ... experiment on them! Green chemistry gurus compare extraction methods for essential oils through a lab activity. Lab groups use traditional distillation and liquid carbon dioxide extraction methods, then...
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A Green(er) Redox Reaction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do some experimentation with reduction-oxidation! Stoichiometry superstars use a single-replacement reaction to study limiting reactant, theoretical yield, and the reactivity of metals through a lab activity. The teacher's guide includes...
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Electron Transitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ready for a lab with a lot of razzle-dazzle? Young chemists observe flame tests of common salts through an always-popular activity. The updated resource focuses on observation skills, collaboration, and green chemistry practices.
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Medical Ethics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just because we have the ability to determine an organism's traits through genetic testing, should we do it? Middle-school medical experts examine the ethical dilemmas in biotechnology in the 18th and final installment in a series of...
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WOOP for Classrooms: Self-Control

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Achieving your goals can be as easy as Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan! Show your class how to turn their personal and academic desires into reality using a time-proven process. The resource focuses on self control and guides users...