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Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines | End of Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
New ReviewSupport your end-of-year instruction with planning kits from PBS. Five planning kits are provided: Special Lessons and Collections; Planning Sheets for Pre-K through 5 and 6-12; Summer Bonus Resources; and Relevant Professional Learning...
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Noticing Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIntroduce scholars to the "I Notice" method, a different approach to studying poetry. Instructors first model the noticing method by identifying words and images that appeal on the sonic level, the ideational level, the sensory level,...
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Self and Interpersonal Relationships Theme Unit

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA key goal of social-emotional learning is to help young people develop healthy attitudes towards themselves and others. A 173-page curriculum guide provides  step-by-step lessons that are richly detailed, carefully scaffolded, and...
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Good discussion questions, quizzes, and tests teach as well as assess. Readers of The Great Gatsby will learn much from the materials in a 36-page packet designed to help students prepare for the AP Literature exam. Included in the...
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: “Life Steps Almost Straight”

For Teachers 12th Standards
Help your class examine humanity's unpredictable nature through "Life Steps Almost Straight." Learners read various works from philosophers such as Viktor Frankl, The Buddha, and Nietzsche to gather textual evidence and explain their...
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Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Resistance to the Holocaust took on many forms. Learners explore the passive and active resistance of Jewish people who continued their practices and observances, as well as organized resistance against the evils of the Nazis. An...
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The "Final Solution"

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Nazi policies shifted from deportation and imprisonment to extermination of the Jewish people in death camps in the "Final Solution." Learners examine photos of artifacts, read poetry written by survivors, analyze testimony from...
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Survivors and Liberators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The end was just the beginning. The period immediately after the end of World War II and the Holocaust is often called "The Return to Life" as survivors looked to reunite and recreate broken families and shattered lives. A two-lesson...
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Nazi Germany

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Holocaust was an evolution of anti-Semitism, scapegoating, and targeted violence against Jews with Nazi policies. A resource unpacks the escalation in violence, along with the erosion of democratic institutions, during the 1930s....
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The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using video testimony, primary source documents that detail international agreements, and structured discussions, learners consider the precarious position of children during the Holocaust and other international conflicts, and how to...
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Rescuers and Non-Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be a rescuer during the time of the Holocaust? Learners consider the role of those who resisted the Nazi invasions, including hiding Jewish people, throughout Europe. Activities include listening to the testimony of...
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The Ghettos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine primary sources, including diaries, poems, and photographs, to consider the conditions in the ghettos and how they fit into the escalation of the Third Reich's plot against the Jewish people. 
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Studying The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While many young scholars are familiar with the Holocaust, they may not understand the specific history that led to the unprecedented atrocity. The first lesson in the unit helps teachers gauge their pupils' background knowledge. A...
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Unit 9: The Panama Canal

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Whose idea was it to build the Panama Canal? Why was the Isthmus of Panama chosen as the site? What were the challenges? To find the answers to these and other questions, young historians and geographers engage in a scavenger hunt,...
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The Search for Identity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discover how writers express identity in their writing. Learners explore how issues of identity surface in the literature of minority writers. Scholars watch a video, read and discuss biographies, conduct research, engage in creative...
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Poetry of Liberation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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Southern Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do authors use their writing as a means of responding to social and cultural change? Pupils watch a video, engage in discussion, read interesting author biographies, write an account of a typical day in a sharecropping family, and...
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Migrant Struggle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The American Dream is a goal that many pursue, but is it truly attainable for all people? An in-depth lesson explores the plight of migrants in twentieth-century America. The resource includes a video and author biographies and...
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Modernist Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How did literature reflect people's attitudes in post-World War I America? A lesson explores the topic using a variety of activities. Individuals watch and respond to a video; read author biographies and engage in discussion; write...
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Rhythms in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Rhyme, rhythm, free verse, imagery: Do these words describe poetry, or jazz music? The answer is both! A resource explores these similarities as scholars watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies, write poetry and...
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Social Realism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many American writers in the late nineteenth century wanted their writing to reflect real life. Individuals watch and discuss a video, read and explore author biographies, write a journal entry and a poem, and complete a multimedia...
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Regional Realism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How did writers capture and express the distinct voices of their characters in nineteenth-century texts? Individuals explore regional dialect in American literature. They watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies,...
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Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do nineteenth-century texts by African American and Native American writers contribute to the country's ideals of freedom and individuality? Learners explore the topic by watching and discussing a video, reading biographies, writing...
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Masculine Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What were the driving forces behind American expansion in the nineteenth century, and what were its effects? Scholars watch a video, read biographies, engage in discussion, write journals and poetry, draw, and create a multimedia...
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Spirit of Nationalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What were the virtues and values that helped form America? Pupils watch and discuss a video, read biographies of early Americans, chart the differences between early American religious movements, write journals and letters, draw, and...
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Newspaper in the Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Newspapers aren't only for reading—they're for learning skills, too! A journalism unit provides three lessons each for primary, intermediate, and secondary grades. Lessons include objectives, materials, vocabulary, and procedure, and...
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Utopian Promise

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn all about the Puritans in the third installment of a 16-part lesson series. After watching a video, they read and discuss biographies of Puritans and Quakers from American history, write journal entries and poetry, and...
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Exploring Borderlands

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What motivated Europeans to explore the New World, and what effects did their exploration have on Native American populations? The second installment of a 16-part American Passages series prompts pupils to watch a video and read several...
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Sing!

For Teachers K - 12th
Whether new to the Kodály Method of music instruction or an experienced veteran, you'll find much to make your heart sing in a teacher guide that was designed for a music appreciation project. 
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My Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No one knows the whole story surrounding Julius Caesar's death, but William Shakespeare's version of the event is certainly entertaining. A curriculum guide designed to accompany Julius Caesar makes the text even more engaging by...
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Stagecraft

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The house lights dim, the curtain parts, lights slowly come up, revealing the stage. Before the actors appear, before a word is spoken, the audience is drawn in by the lighting, by the colors, by lines of the set, by the props, and...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

For Teachers 12th Standards
Do we have a civic duty to help people who are less fortunate? A thought-provoking resource challenges learners to think about topics such as relative and abject poverty, social responsibility, and charity versus philanthropy. After...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Cuplae poena par esto: Let the punishment fit the crime."

For Teachers 11th Standards
Should a criminal's punishment match the crime? An argumentative writing plan explores this question as class members investigate a variety of mixed-medium sources by experts in the field, form evidence-based claims, and support them...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 9-10: Music and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Encourage your class to explore their curiosity with a lesson on the research process. After pupils choose a topic of interest, they produce a research paper with textual evidence on their findings. They learn how to assess sources,...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Search Warrant"

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is personal safety worth sacrificing privacy? Young citizens investigate the issue by examining the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and documents published by the Department of Justice, President George Bush, ACLU, Apple, and...
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Capitalism and Socialism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Capitalism, socialism, communism ... these may seem like a whole bunch of isms to your scholars. High schoolers won't  confuse them after completing an informative resource. Your class masters how to use primary sources to critically...
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The Psychology Teacher's Resource Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The activities in a comprehensive teacher's resource guide provides budding psychologists with opportunities to design experiments to study behavior, apply their knowledge of research variables, critique online behavior surveys, and much...
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Getting to the Core: Early American Poets

For Teachers 11th Standards
How do poets convey emotion and represent their views of life? Pupils learn more about Whitman and Dickinson through the unit and analyze their bold reinvention of craft and style for poets to come. Looking at classic pieces such as...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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American Diplocmacy in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The end of World War II saw the world deeply changed over the last few years. Four thorough lessons explore post-war Europe, America, and Asia through reading assignments and discussion questions about the Grand Alliance and the signing...
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Women's Contributions to the United States

For Students K - 12th
Betsy Ross, Toni Morrison, Sacajawea, Amelia Earhart, Maya Lin, Sally Ride, Judy Baca. No matter the subject area or the grade level you teach you will find much to value in a manual that focuses on the contributions U.S. women have...
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The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
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A Time to Break Silence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
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Acids and Alkalis—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a comprehensive plan for teaching acid-base chemistry? Science scholars discover acid-base interactions through a thoughtfully written unit. The resource is divided into paced activities and individual work designed to...
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Equilibria—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teaching is a balancing act! Keep things on an even keel with a comprehensive equilibrium lesson plan. The resource covers reversible and irreversible reactions, Le Chatelier's Principle, and the industrial applications of equilibrium...
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Racist and Religious Hate Crime

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Address the current political climate with a series of thought-provoking activities. A resource packet provides pupils with strategies for challenging racist behavior and religious prejudice, and moves them from being passive bystanders...
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Creative Computing

For Teachers K - 12th
Scratch the surface of computer coding. A seven-unit lesson guide provides a crash course on computer programming. It uses a programming language called Scratch.
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American Voices and Their Audiences

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...
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Teaching Playwriting in Schools

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
The world is a stage, and so is your classroom! Hone the skills of the next generation of Tony® award winners with a set of exercises, reference pages, writing prompts, and excerpts from famous plays.
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Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
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Modern: Industrialization and Global Integration

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The 18th and 19th centuries saw so many political revolutions around the world that it's difficult to consider the importance and influence of the revolutions that affected each country differently: the agricultural and industrial...
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Early Modern: Global Interactions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
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Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
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Foundation of Civilization: Technological and Environmental Transformations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the attributes of a civilization? A unit from Crash Course World History connects the main ideas from four of its videos to define a civilization and to track the transition from the Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Revolution.
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In the Skin of a Monster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kathryn Barker's In the Skin of A Monster explores how a school massacre impacts a community. Unfortunately, the events depicted are all too familiar to many. This teacher's guide for Barker's novel offers activities that enable readers...
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ABC’s of Bullying Prevention

For Students Pre-K - 12th Standards
What is the problem? Why should I care? What can I do about it? These three questions are at the heart of a program designed to lead young people to understand that the way to prevent bullying is for their Attitude and Behavior to Change...
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RETHINK: Bullying Prevention Curriculum

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adopt a school-wide approach to bullying prevention guided by a program packet that is designed to engage the full school, families, and the entire community. Participants are asked to consider the roles power, control, and privilege...
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A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Road to Peace introduces learners to the concept of transitional justice, a process where nations examine the causes of conflict, identify abuses, and use this information to develop a plan to transition to a society that upholds...
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Preserving the Bill of Rights

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
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Bullying Awareness Lessons, Activities and Resources

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are the different types of bullying? What are the impacts? What is the role of the bystander in bullying? What can be done to stop bullying? These questions are addressed by the activities included in a workshop designed for middle...
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The Metamorphosis

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something be true even if it didn't happen? Invite your classes to investigate the truths found in the world of magical realism as they analyze short stories, poems, informational texts, video, and art from this genre.
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Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Guide members of the educational community in understanding and supporting autistic learners. A kit from Autism Speaks includes an array of tools designed for parents, teachers, and community members. 
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What Did I Do to Be so Black and Blue: How Did Jazz Influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How did jazz influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man? Class members read some of Ellison's non-fiction writings about blues and jazz, listen to records, watch videos, and engage in student-centered discussions. They then produce podcasts...
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Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in the Spotlight

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is the most frequently cited novel for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Open Response Question. Those new to using the book and and veterans as well will find the teaching strategies, the...
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Dream in Color - High School

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether focusing on African American poets, Black History Month, or the poetic experience, an amazing toolkit that encourages learners to develop unique poetic voices deserves a place in your curriculum. 
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Composting: Why Bother?

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
The first STEM lesson in a group of 10 explores composting. After discussing how to make a better tomorrow, classes are challenged to track garbage in their communities, visit a local waste management facility, and conduct a survey about...
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Thermodynamics—Teacher Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
I'm so cool! No, you're exothermic. This thermodynamics lab unit includes an introduction, teacher demonstrations, six labs that students rotate through each class day, homework assignments, application of knowledge, and assessments....
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Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
It's a tale of life, retold by a genius, full of sound and fury. Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood takes center stage in a resource that spotlights how the director adapted the characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Japanese...
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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
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BPS Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Include moments of heroism in a social studies module that includes three units. Focusing on the murder of Emmett Till, the movement of nonviolent resistance, and segregating schools in Boston, the units explore key events of the civil...
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Energy Foundations

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Only 10 percent of an incandescent bulb's energy is used to create light; the remaining 90 percent is heat. In the unit of activities, young chemists examine energy through hands-on activities, videos, discussions, and readings. Scholars...
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Learning about Lunar New Year

For Teachers K - 12th
Rich in images and information, a teacher's guide to the traditions of Lunar New Year's celebrations in various cultures addresses celebrations of Buddhism and Daoism. It includes background information about the origins of the...
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Making Arguments

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
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Fire Ecology on the Rim

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging unit on wildfires includes three sections, including a background section with eight lessons and five activities, a field experience section with 13 lessons and five activities, and a conclusion section featuring an analysis...
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The Biodiversity of Ontario's Natural and Manmade Islands

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Island exploration—sounds exotic! During these three activities, high school learners explore island biogeography through a game and then analyze data collected, ask questions via BioBlitz, and present findings. Then, they must convince...
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The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Let's leave climate change arguments up to the seasoned scientists. A change in biodiversity due to changing temperature can lead to, what, exactly? Through a series of discussions, activities, and observations, pupils connect climate...
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Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Earthquake Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In case of earthquake, go to a safe place before posting on social media. The unit includes 12 lessons, most with hands-on activities or experiments. The first six lessons cover the physical process of earthquakes and volcanoes. Lessons...
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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

For Teachers 11th Standards
If you are considering adding or expanding a unit on utopian and dystopian literature you simply must check out this fabulous resource. Packed with plans, activities, project-based and 21st century learning opportunities, the unit uses a...
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A Curriculum for Digital Media Creation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consumer technology has made it possible for filmmakers to create entire movies from the comfort of their home computer. Guide high school film buffs through the process of designing a documentary with an extensive unit published by...
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Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 3: Narrative Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
On July 20, 1969 humans landed on the moon for the first time. As the culminating assignment in a 19-lesson unit on narrative writing, class members imagine what that experience was like and craft a narrative in the voice of Neil...
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Science: Matter and Energy

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Designed to use when teaching adults preparing for their high school equivalency exam, the resource integrates reading practice, writing, and analytical thinking in every lesson. The unit covers 23 topics, but it only includes three...
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Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We all know photosynthesis happens, but why should we care? Here is a unit that covers everything young scholars need to know about photosynthesis. Hands-on activities, assessments, and lectures guide pupils though the physiology of a...
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Cells, Genetics, and Biotechnology

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
For scholars tired of reading the textbook, this unit includes nine hands-on lessons. Through group work, lab activities, experiments, and even one inquiry-based lesson, scholars apply knowledge about cells, genetics, and biotechnology....
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A Time for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Academy Award-winning documentary A Time for Justice launches a unit that examines America's civil rights movement. Class members examine key events and participants in the movement and consider how the civil rights movement changed...
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Solar Water: Heat it Up!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers are instructed to design and build their own solar water heaters. Then, they calculate the efficiency and cost and compare them to commercially available models. This is a full unit for pupils to apply their knowledge.
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AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered what type of AP Physics investigations The College Board wants? This is the guide for you! Sixteen labs covering both Physics I and II will get you started and inspire you to meet the requirement of 25 percent of...
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Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
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On Behalf of Others

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Learners focus on the work of writers, photographers, and artists who document events and people that are unnoticed by others. After examining a photo essay by a New York Times journalist, a suite of images by Dorothea Lange, and the...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy: The Power of New Media Unit

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are the benefits of media use? What are the dangers for young people and for society as a whole? After examining a series of materials, individuals craft an essay in which they explain what is at stake, state their own position on...
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Speeches: Argument and Methods

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...
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Unit 2: Post-Revolution: The Critical Period 1781-1878

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The post-Revolutionary Period of 1781-1787, also known as the Critical Period, is the focus of a series of lessons that prompt class members to examine primary source documents that reveal the instability of the period of the Articles of...
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Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What were the conditions that led to the American Revolution? What are the conditions that lead to revolution in other times and places? Class members examine primary source materials and use evidence drawn from these documents to craft...
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It's Your Paycheck

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Beyond reading and arithmetic, one of the most important skills for graduating seniors to have is fiscal literacy and responsibility. Start them on the right financial track with nine lessons that focus on a variety of important personal...
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Poetry…Do I Dare?

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Whether you're considering a poetry unit or just want to incorporate more poetry in your curriculum, this unit plan is a must-have. Packed with poems, teaching points, powerful prompts, and poetry performance suggestions, the resource is...
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What Leads to Revolution?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
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The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
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Civil Rights at 50

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, President Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 provide the backdrop for a series of lesson...
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Reading and Writing Personal Narratives

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Ah, the dreaded college application essay. Here's a unique approach to crafting a powerful personal essay. Class members read The Autobiography of Malcom X and Leslie Marmon Silko's Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, analyze the...
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Project Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One of the learners in your class might be the first human to step onto the surface of Mars, or the first to design a spacecraft that collects data from the red planet. Prepare them for the adventure with a set of 24 lessons, complete...
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A Common Core Approach to Teaching Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Whether or not your school/state has adopted the Common Core standards, you will want to add this resource to your Of Mice and Men curriculum materials. The chapter-by-chapter activities ask readers to provide evidence from the novella...
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Influence of Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you believe that your learners will see anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 advertisements this year? Make use of all that time with a five-part lesson about advertising techniques, which teaches individuals to observe the ways companies...
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Successful Investor Project Overview

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Shark tank, beware! Here come high school senior entrepreneurs, with a complete business plan, ready to present their product, as well as their marketing and advertising ideas. Everything you need to launch these next generation tycoons...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Tools for ESL Lesson Planning

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
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Anti-Bullying Handbook: Creating a Positive Environment in the Classroom and Beyond

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A hot-button topic in schools today is bullying, and although there is heightened awareness of this problem, information about specific steps schools can take to combat the problem and create a positive environment is difficult to find....
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Lesson Plans for Teaching Self-Determination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do we prepare kids, especially those with disabilities, for life after school, for the workplace, for independent living? This 96-page packet is loaded with self-assessment surveys, with skill builders, with information about rules,...
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Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are teaching a newspaper unit in language arts, covering the First Amendment and censorship in social studies, or focusing on writing ethics in journalism, a unit based on the foundations of journalism would be an excellent...
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High School Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine an entire high school economics curriculum, ready to use, complete with daily plans, activities, and materials. Each lesson includes activities that require class members to use what they are learning to address an economic...
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Introduction to Cinematography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Places everyone! Action! Imagine an entire cinematography course, already designed, that includes everything you need to launch your own film studio, in one tidy 66-page packet.
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The Anxiety Workbook For Teens

For Students 7th - 12th
Teens often face a great deal of worry in their lives, and can be at a loss with how to anticipate and handle their emotions. This workbook is an exceptional resource for both educators and students alike as a way of supporting teens in...
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Understanding What Reading Is All About: Teaching Materials for Adult Basic Education Learners

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Adult special education learners focus on literacy across 13 detailed lessons. They utilize real-life text interactions to learn about components of reading, word analysis, sight words, fluency, vocabulary, and spelling. There is also a...
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
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Film Language and Elements of Style

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How do you read a frame? How do you read a shot? Here's a resource that shows viewers how to read films. As part of the study, class members examine the camera angles, lighting, movement, and cinematic point of view in Mr. Smith Goes to...
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
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The Filmmaking Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens during the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of the filmmaking process? This 30-page packet, designed to be used with a viewing of Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, is loaded with materials,...
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To Kill A Mockingbird: Film Language and Elements Of Style

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The frame, the shot, the sequence. As part of a unit study of Robert Mulligan's film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, class members learn to read the visual text of the film, examining the composition of frames and shorts, camera...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Historical and Cultural Context

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
As part of their study of the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members analyze how Robert Mulligan uses the film lens to depict the historical period and social issues presented in Harper Lee's novel. A superior resource...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Filmmaking Process

For Teachers 6th - 10th
"I'll just wait for the movie version." How often have you heard that line? Transform passive viewers into active readers of visual images with an understanding of the three stages of the filmmaking process. This 28-packet packet is a...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: What Is a Movie?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
The challenge film makers face when creating a film based on a novel or nonfiction text is the focus of a interdisciplinary resource that uses To Kill a Mockingbird to teach viewers how to read the visual images of film. A must-have...
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Hotel Rwanda Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Here is the comprehensive, official educator's guide for presenting Hotel Rwanda and the story of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 to a classroom environment. It includes a range of exceptional hands-on or discussion activities, as well as a...
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Fahrenheit 451

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
In his 2013 introduction to Fahrenheit 451, Neil Gaiman states, “Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.” In this extraordinary unit plan, readers "explore the power of written language to educate and influence...
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Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This amazingly extensive unit covers a wealth of geometric ground, ranging from constructions to angle properties, triangle theorems, rigid transformations, and fundamentals of formal proofs.  Each of the almost-forty lessons is broken...
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The Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for teachers who are preparing to study the Diary of Anne Frank with their class. It includes five weeks of exceptionally organized lessons, worksheets, and collaborative projects, as well as links...
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Blood Done Sign My Name

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Tim Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name is the anchor text in a unit study of the history of race relations and the civil rights struggle in the South. The 11 lessons are richly detailed and the unit deserves a space in your curriculum library.
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Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
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Quadratic Equations

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Through a variety of physical and theoretical situations, learners are led through the development of some of the deepest concepts in high school mathematics. Complex numbers, the fundamental theorem of algebra and rational exponents...
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Food Safety Smart Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource with everything you'll need for studying food safety with your pupils. From handwashing scorecards and cleaning kitchen surfaces to navigating the world of microbes and food-borne illnesses, here you'll...
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Epic Poetry Unit

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The Odyssey is the core text in this unit study of the hero's journey motif. Along the way, kids research Greek and Roman history, mythology, art, and epic poetry. The 104-page packet is perfect for homeschool or classroom situations and...
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From understanding stock market performance and return on investment to identifying the costs and benefits of credit and avoiding debt problems, this is an absolute must-have resource for financial planning and literacy.
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Memory

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How does memory work, and how can we recall more? Here is a five-lesson unit that covers the multi-system model of memory, as well as sensory, working, and long-term memory.
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100 People: Global Issues Through Our Lens

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the world were 100 people...17 would not have access to safe drinking water, 18 would not be able to read or write, and 52 would not have a primary education. Using the theme of "100 people," this resource explores other major issues...
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Step-by-Step: College Awareness and Planning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your group of learners to consider their academic and personal goals for the future with this great series of academic counseling activities.  
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Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know more than 2,000 teens begin abusing prescription drugs each day? Ensure your learners are educated about the crucial health issue of prescription drug abuse with this unit. 
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Habits of Mind

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Here is a comprehensive unit on the 16 Habits of Mind that includes a wide variety of activities, worksheets, differentiation strategies, and instructor notes. The unit consists of 18 lessons and offers an organized progression of...
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Civics and Citizenship

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
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American Literary Humor: Mark Twain, George Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nathaniel Hawthorne as a humorist? Really? The three lessons in this series focus on the the storytelling style, conventions, and literary techniques employed by Hawthorne, George Washington Harris, and Mark Twain. 
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Materials for Teaching Modern Physics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
A must-see for any physics teacher! You will find 217 pages of physics activities and worksheets that cover motion, electricity and magnetism, light, modern and quantum physics, and astronomy. Each activity comes with an answer key for...
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Transportation Systems

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a...
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Debate Games and Activities Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A must-have resource for classes that engage in debate, this packet contains 20 detailed plans for debate games and activities. Everything from how to select evidence to support a position, to structuring a debate on which candy bar is...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters...
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Teaching Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin: A Resource Guide for Educators

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
“There is no story that is not true, . . .” And uncovering the truths in Things Fall Apart is the focus of a 68-page resource packet designed to provide instructors with a wealth of materials that enhance understanding of Chinua Achebe’s...
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet.  Although designed for gifted learners, the...
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"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her...
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Lesson 5: The Journey Becomes Larger Than Life!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Many muralists throughout history have focused on using their art to represent aspects of their culture or community. After thoroughly researching several muralists, budding artists will create a larger than life mural that contains...
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Linear and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
This comprehensive unit on linear and exponential functions provides numerous clearly-written worksheets. Topics include graphing linear equations, solving systems of equations algebraically and by graphing, identifying the domain and...
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Bog Child

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You are destined for an engaged and happy class as they read Siobhan Dowd’s Bog Child because there is nothing missing from this study guide, seriously. This might be the easiest novel to teach because you don’t have to do a thing in...
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
An incredibly detailed and focused resource, this cross-curricular unit uses text dependent questions, primary sources, and close reading to help readers interpret and analyze the content and structure of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg...
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By Rule of Law

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How does intellectual property become protected by law? Part of a four-part digital citizenship program, the activities in this unit challenge kids to think critically about creative rights, fair use, and related legislation. Learners...
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Contemporary Korea

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research current events in Korea and their historical causes. In this Korean civilization lesson, students take notes on the geography and history of Korea. Students research CNN.com and evaluate articles on topics related to...
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Advertising and Healthy Decisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze alcohol and tobacco ads and create parodies of them. The eight lessons in this unit include discussions about why teens smoke or drink, the psychology behind the advertising, and writing persuasive letters to agencies,...
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Healthy Relationships

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewTeach tweens and teens how to prevent dating and domestic violence with a unit on healthy relationships. The unit begins with class members taking a relationships survey. As the unit progresses, class members engage in activities that...
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Assertive Communication

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewAssertive communication is an acquired skill. Teaching young people to ask for what they need and to believe that they have a right to ask is at the core of a unit on assertive communication. Over the course of the unit, middle and high...
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Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThink it through! That's the big takeaway from a series of lessons about decision-making. Young scholars engage in a series of exercises and activities designed to urge them to look at options, the pros, and cons of a course of action,...
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Consequences

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New Review11 lessons, designed to be used in consecutive order, ask middle and high school scholars to consider the effects of various drugs and the consequences of taking them for themselves and their families. They also develop the communication...
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Understanding Influences

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New Review"Understanding Influences," a richly detailed, carefully scaffolded unit, asks middle and high school scholars to examine how internal and external factors like friends, media, and society influence their attitudes and behaviors.  
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Wonder Women - The Untold Story of American Superheroines: High School Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA 41-page curriculum guide tells the story of the untold stories of American Superheroines! Divided into three modules, the guide is designed to be used before, during, and after viewing the 2012 documentary Wonder Women! The Untold...
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Through Their Eyes: Major Causes and Events of the American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
New ReviewLooking for an efficient way to explore the causes and results of the American Revolution? The American Revolution Museum offers a seven-lesson series to hit the highlights of this turning point, using primary sources and activities such...
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Unlock Your Leadership Potential: A Leadership Project Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The 359-page guide is designed to help high schoolers develop their leadership skills. Class members generate a list of leadership characteristics, research outstanding leaders, consider their own leadership style, and practice...
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Everyday Leaders Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Leadership skills are a key component of service-learning. A 31-page booklet provides facilitators and participating partners with an explanation of service-learning, information about the principles and practices of responsive...
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Classical Greek: Set Text Guide Sophocles Antigone

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Check out this 21-page text guide if Sophocles' Antigone is part of your course content. Packed with background information, suggested talking points, and activities, the guide is a must-have for instructors using the Greek tragedy. 
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Teaching Ethics in Scholastic Journalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Events in recent years have underscored the importance of a free and independent press in a democracy. Young journalists engage in lessons about the function of journalism in a democratic society, practice the steps of Bok's Ethical...
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Why Does Media Literacy Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Criticism of news and entertainment journalism is at an all-time high. Help 21st-century learners develop the media literacy skills they need to become critical consumers with a three-lesson guide the looks at persuasive techniques used...
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The Heat is On: Urban Heat Islands, Detection Strategies, and Mitigation Solutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's sure getting hot out there! Scholars analyze satellite data on land use and surface temperatures, and then learn how to ground truth satellite data through an activity. They apply technology to identify urban heat islands and...
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Earth’s Energy Budget

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take the time and energy learn about Earth's energy budget. An engaging unit of four lessons focuses on the components that make up Earth's energy budget. Future scientists come up with a formula for the energy budget, then use software...
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Future Temperature Projections

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No one knows what the future will bring, but it's likely to be warmer than before. Pupils first learn about the NASA GISS ModelE2, a global climate model, and about representative concentration pathways that estimate the global output of...
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Wetlands

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a little wade in the wetlands. A fun unit has pupils conduct a literature review to learn how climate change and human actions affect wetland ecosystems. They take a trip to a wetland, observe the fauna and flora, and then take and...
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Don Quixote in Wisconsin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you looking for background information on Cervantes and his Don Quixote? How about a study guide and discussion questions or project ideas? Even journal prompts, tests, and quizzes? A 98-page teaching guide simplifies the quest with...
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Using Politics to Improve Participation in Elections

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Instructors new to teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics classes, as well as seasoned veterans, will find this teaching guide an invaluable resource. Using a project-based approach to civics education, the lessons emphasize real-world...
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Learning About Special Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The lessons in the second unit in a three-unit series provide students with the historical background of disability education. After reading about events that impacted attitudes towards disabilities and how learners are identified for...
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Improving My Communication Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The two lessons in the fifth unit in this series are designed to help students with disabilities improve their communication skills. The first lesson has class members practice strategies and skills for appropriate communication. They...
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Restorative Practices Lesson Plan Guide

For Teachers K - 12th
Looking for resources that use restorative practices to build a positive school community? Then check out this 92-page lesson plan guide that provides background information on restorative practices, suggestions for how to implement a...
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Assessing My Progress and Portfolio

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Celebration time! The final unit in a 10-unit series asks learners to review their work and assess their progress. They complete another YOU! Scale and ME! Scale worksheet and compare the results with the worksheets they created at the...
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Advocating For My Needs After High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit teaches learners with special needs how to advocate for their needs after high school. Class members review appropriate was to disclose their disability during interviews and applications, and how to request...
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Developing My Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners with special needs create Summary of Performance (SOP), a written document which describes their disability, its impact on their daily life, ways they have learned to compensate, their personal strengths, and their goals. The...
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Advocating For My Needs in High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers enrolled in resource and special needs classes learn and practice how to schedule and conduct a self-advocacy meeting with a teacher to request accommodations in that subject area class. In lesson one they review and...
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Increasing My Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After watching a PowerPoint about famous people with disabilities, class members begin a Self-Awareness research project about their own abilities and disabilities. Included in the project is information about people who have similar...
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Understanding My Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Three scripted lessons comprise a unit designed to inform special needs students about their rights and responsibilities in high school. In the first lesson class members examine the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Child Find,...
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Understanding My Individualized Education Program

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final unit the series helps learners become familiar with the major components and vocabulary in their IEPs. Using a KWL chart, class members record information about their IEPs and set goals for themselves.
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Getting Started

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Getting Started" is a two-lesson unit focused on familiarizing high schoolers with the concepts of self-awareness and self-advocacy. Learners identify their strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes in a ME: Book that they will use...
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Social Emotional Learning Competencies PK-12 Lesson Plans

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Looking for lesson plans that address social and emotional learning competencies? Here's help in the form of a 166-page packet that includes lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school learners. Seven detailed plans are provided...
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Independent Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A 10-lesson unit focuses on the importance of homework, how to set up a homework space and schedule,  and strategies that aid homework completion. Also included is a list of things learners can do to help them stay focused on their...
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Peer Relationships

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A nine-lesson unit introduces learners to strategies they need to develop healthy peer relationships. The scripted lessons focus on the etiquette of two-way conversations, sharing and turn-taking, good sportsmanship, and the...
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Emotional Regulation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A unit of 10 scripted lessons is designed to help learners develop awareness of their emotions and of positive coping strategies they can use to regulate their emotions. They also learn how to replace negative strategies like self-blame...
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Beowulf Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The activities in this unit plan make studying Beowulf fun. After reading and discussing Beowulf's boasts, class members draft resumes and cover letters. Learners examine Joseph Campbell's 12 step discussion and decide whether Beowulf is...
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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...
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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A 12-lesson unit traces the development of aviation from the Wright brothers flight at Kitty Hawk to Amelia Earhart's around the world journey, to Mercury 13.
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The Ultimate Kitchen Renovation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Cook up a nice new kitchen. Future designers apply quadrilaterals to design a new kitchen floor. They create a tessellation and determine the area of the pattern. As an added component and real-world application, they must stick to a...
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The Pythagorean Theorem in Crime Scene Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's a Pythagorean who-dun-it. Pupils apply the Pythagorean Theorem in several different real-world scenarios involving right triangles. By solving each task, they find the thief who was responsible for a museum heist.
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Parallel Lines Cut By a Transversal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Perhaps planning a city isn't so difficult after all. Scholars first perform geometric constructions and investigate how parallel lines are useful in real-world situations. They then work on a city design project, drawing street maps,...
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Green Acres is the Place to Be!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nurture a love of math and farming at the same time. Pupils apply geometry concepts, such as surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes and similarity ratios, to farming contexts. They consider the dimensions of bales of hay,...
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Being Green – Minimizing the Surface Area of a Soda Can

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Save the world by designing a new soda can! Learners first measure the dimensions of a typical soda can and calculate its surface area and volume. They then use spreadsheet software to minimize the surface area for the volume, thus...