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Don't Kill This Mockingbird

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird is not only listed as one of the most frequently taught books but also one of the most frequently banned. The materials in this collection provide information about the parallels to Lee's life...
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Angel Island Immigrant Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Young historians study the Angel Island Immigration Station with activities examining primary and secondary source materials, maps, and websites. The unit begins with individuals creating a map of Angel Island, labeling sites on the...
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Remote Teaching Strategies for High School Students

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This collection is designed to help you discover tools and tips for teaching remote. We have provided the basics along with a few sites to discover. 
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Student Copy of Gatsby and the Jazz Age: American Dream or Nightmare:

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
F. Scott Fitzgerald's intent in The Great Gatsby, was "to state the American dream as dramatically, as passionately, as possible – and at the same time, to hold it up to moral judgment, to see what lies and terrors lay beneath its...
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Student Reporting Labs: Think. Create. Inform.

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is newsworthy? Who decides? How do video reports differ from printed news? What makes a good video report? What about journalism ethics? Learn all about it in this extra special collection of materials about video news production.
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When is a Theme Not a Theme?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is a theme not a theme? The resources in this collection explain the difference between subject, motif, and theme, model how to determine the theme(s) in literature and art, and offer opportunities to practice identifying the themes...
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Intellectual Rights And Responsibilities: Banned Books and Censorship

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two lessons comprise the "Intellectual Rights and Responsibilities: Banned Books and Censorship" series designed for high schoolers. In the first lesson, students read articles about the pros and cons of “Trigger Warnings” and then...
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The K20 Chronicle Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The four-part K20 Chronicle unit teaches young journalists how to create informative and engaging news articles. They also learn how to conduct interviews, how to include quotations and photographs, and how to credit and cite sources. A...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 9th Standards
The lessons in the Lord of the Flies Unit examine the dystopian novel as a microcosm for society. Pupils listen to an interview with William Golding as he elaborates on his rationale for selecting a remote island populated with only...
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Ah, the art of persuasion. Aesop claimed that persuasion is often more effectual than force. Guide your writers through the writing process of creating strong, effective persuasive essays and speeches using the lesson plans, videos,...
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Words That Heal: Using Children's Literature to Address Bullying

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Books can create empathy. Books can build self-esteem. Books can offer insight and coping strategies. Books can encourage anti-bullying. Books can heal. The five discussion guides in the "Words That Heal: Using Children's Literature to...
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Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you determine the main idea of a text? What clues can readers use to identify what is stated and what is implied by a passage? Reading comprehension and reading comprehension strategies for both fiction and nonfiction are the...
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Introduction to Modernist Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit introduces high schoolers to Modernist Poetry. After examining modernist poetry's historical, social, and cultural context (1890-1950), students do a close reading of Wallace Stevens's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a...
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Overcoming Obstacles High School Curriculum: Skills for School and Beyond

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A series of five lessons teach high schoolers how to set realistic yet challenging goals for themselves. Participants learn how to identify and access the help they need, how to set priorities, and how a positive attitude, visualization,...
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Signet Classics Teacher's Guides: Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
To download or not to download is often the question for teacher’s guides, especially for instructors who are old hands at using the bard’s plays in their classrooms. These guides are the stuff teachers dream about, full of background...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades 9-12th

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With sit-ins, boycotts, and marches, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s became a model of using civil disobedience to effect change. This collection of unit plans, lesson plans, interactives, videos, and activities...
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Persuasive Writing Prompts

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Are student-athletes under too much pressure to perform? How should countries respond to acts of domestic terrorism? Should video games be regulated? Never again will you need to worry about coming up with engaging prompts or lessons for...
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Romeo and Juliet: Resources for Star-Crossed Lovers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's a collection? That which we call a Curriculum File would be as apt. Go wisely and slowly through this collection of units, lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and apps designed for use with Romeo and Juliet.
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Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does Gabriel Garcia Marquez make the magical elements in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seem real? That is the essential question for readers of his acclaimed novel to tackle in a three-lesson unit module. Scholars begin by...
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Ovid’s Metamorphoses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ovid’s The Metamorphoses is the anchor text in a three-lesson unit module that asks readers to compare how Ovid recounts the creation story with how it is presented in the Book of Genesis, how point of view affects the meaning of the...
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The Glass Menagerie and Expressionist Theater

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says a play must be realistic? Certainly not Tennessee Williams, who chose to use expressionistic techniques to tell his tale of Tom, Amanda, and Laura Wingfield. A three-lesson unit module has readers examine how Williams uses these...
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Schisms and Divisions in Crime and Punishment

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A three-lesson unit module has scholars examine the many schisms and divisions in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. The first lesson looks at the fractured nature of Raskolnikov and other characters. The second lesson focuses on...
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Melville’s Moby Dick: Shifts in Narrative Voice and Literary Genres

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit module has readers of Moby Dick examine the narrative voice and dramatic perspective Herman Melville uses to contrast Ishmael and Captain Ahab. In addition, scholars analyze how the author incorporates various...
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Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Form of a Funeral

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's Southern Gothic novel, As I Lay Dying, is the anchor text in a six-lesson unit module that examines Faulkner's place in American literary history. Learners research one aspect of Faulkner's...