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Analyzing the Power of Different Mediums: Little Rock Girl 1957

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars begin the lesson plan watching a video of the history of media and discussing it in a Turn and Talk. They then look at the text A Mighty Long Way and Little Rock Girl 1957 to make a connection to the role of the press in an...
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Analyzing Language in a Speech: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars analyze the use of active and passive voice in The Montgomery Bus Boycott speech and refer to an Active and Passive Sentences handout while viewing the text. Pairs of learners then work together to identify passive and active...
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Close Reading: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did Martin Luther King, Jr. sway people with his speeches? Scholars carry out a close reading of the Montgomery Bus Boycott speech and use the Close Reading Guide to help them work through the powerful text. While reading, they...
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Close Reading: Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 8th Standards
What's the connection? Scholars complete a close reading of Brown v. Board of Education and identify connections to Carlotta in A Mighty Long Way. Classmates learn new vocabulary, answer text-dependent questions, and complete a...
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Further Research: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to gather nuts, berries, and lots of information. Scholars continue on their quest to determine the consequences of each of Michael Pollan's food chains from The Omnivore's Dilemma. Using research questions they developed in a...
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Hunter-Gatherer Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Focusing the consequences of the hunter-gatherer food chain that Michael Pollan discusses in The Omnivore's Dilemma, teams work together to create hunter-gatherer food chain consequences charts. Next, scholars view other groups' charts...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Research Simulation

For Teachers 8th Standards
As part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars complete a research simulation about food deserts to mimic the research process. Afterward, they engage in a think-pair-share to discuss what they've learned so far throughout the unit.
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Further Research: Local Sustainable Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Researchers review how to create citations, find reliable sources, and paraphrase. Next, using guided task cards and their researcher's notebooks, they investigate the question they developed in lesson eight about the local sustainable...
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Local Sustainable Food Chain: Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
What are the consequences of the local sustainable food chain? Research teams explore the question as they review Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. The teams complete Cascading Consequences charts, and then choose research topics...
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Using Search Terms for Further Research: Industrial Organic Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members conduct independent research to continue examining the consequences of the industrial organic food chain from Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Pupils learn about source credibility and effective search terms, and...
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Building Background Knowledge: The Desegregation of Schools and Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars gain interest in the case of Brown v. Board of Education by watching a video clip and completing a quick write. They then independently read excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education and work through a Steps for Getting the Gist...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Mediums: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

For Teachers 8th Standards
Text, speech, phone call. Scholars discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using speech and written text to express ideas. They use an Analyzing Mediums graphic organizer to analyze speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. They then...
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Pairing Texts: Understanding Brown v. Board of Education’s Impact on Carlotta’s Journey

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars work in groups to compare excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education and A Mighty Long Way. They use the Paired Text note catcher to organize their thoughts and divide the work by using a jigsaw activity to track Carlotta's...
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Determining Cascading Consequences Using The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Industrial Organic Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Organic versus conventional farming: which option is best? Pupils use Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma to determine the cascading consequences of the industrial organic food chain. They work in research teams to create an...
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Further Research: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars extend their research of the food chain that Michael Pollan discusses in The Omnivore's Dilemma. They determine additional consequences of the food chain and add them to their Cascading Consequences charts. Additionally, pupils...
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British Literature Honors: Beowulf

For Teachers 12th Standards
Whether new to teaching Beowulf or an experience pro, you'll find much to like in a richly detailed unit plan that asks readers to consider how the epic represents the difficulty in defining good and evil but also reflects the changing...