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A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewImagine being able to travel back and forth in time! H.G. Wells uses that scenario in his novel The Time Machine to comment on what he saw as the flaws in Victorian society and the industrial age. This teacher's guide is one of the best...
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A Teacher's Guide to Lord of the Flies by William Golding

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
New ReviewMany critics consider William Golding's Lord of the Flies as one of the best English language novels of the 20th century! It is also one of the 100 most challenged books taught in schools! Instructors willing to accept the challenge of...
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Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhen, 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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A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewA 20-page guide is a must-have for any instructor, seasoned veteran, or first year-teacher, using Arthur Miller's The Crucible as an anchor text. The guide begins with extensive background information about Miller and the McCarthy era...
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Teacher’s Guide: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA 10-page guide to John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men includes a brief plot summary, information about preparing readers for the language in the novel, pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading questions, essay prompts, and project...
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Teacher’s Guide: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAt first glance Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street seems to be a charming collection of vignettes about a young Latina's observations about the people in her Chicago neighborhood. Developing questions that prompt readers to think...
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Just Chill: Don’t Stress Out!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
New ReviewBilly Joel's song, "Pressure," opens a instructional activity that teaches some techniques to deal with pressure and stressors, significant factors that contribute to aging and poor health. Throughout the four-day instructional activity,...
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Iowa’s Social-Emotional Learning Competencies

For Teachers K - 12th
New ReviewWhether new to social-emotion learning, or familiar with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning competencies, this packet is a must-have. The resource contains detailed information about the purpose of the...
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Road Blocks to Mental Health

For Teachers 11th - 12th
New ReviewAccording 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
New ReviewEvery 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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College Admissions Toolkit: College Planning Tools and Resources

For Students 10th - 12th
New ReviewEverything scholars need to know about the college search process is included in a 15-page College Admissions Toolkit. Scholars begin their search by considering the type of post-secondary program they want, what they want to learn, and...
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Heart of the Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewMost 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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Women in Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewImagine linking poetry to technology! Thirty-three lessons comprise a 6-week "Women in Poetry" unit for high schoolers. Class members research women poets, learn how to respond electronically to discussions, write their poems, create web...
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Mental Health and High School Curriculum Guide - Version 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewA 171-page curriculum provides educators with the information they need to help and support high schoolers' mental health. The curriculum targets five domains: learning how to maintain good mental health, learning about mental disorders...
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The Shakespearean Sonnet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewLooking for a great lesson to teach your class everything they need to know about Shakespearean sonnets? Here's such a lesson. "Sonnet #18" launches a study of the Shakespearean sonnet. Scholars watch two Prezi presentations that provide...
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Sonic Patterns: Exploring Poetic Techniques Through Close Reading

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewRobert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" serves as the anchor text in a five-part instructional activity that takes the mystery out of poetry analysis by modeling explicit strategies for pupils to employ to conduct a close reading of...
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Watch Your Tone: Tone Analysis Through Music And Nonfiction

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Identifying the tone of a piece of writing or the author's attitude toward the subject matter can be difficult for learners. Simplify the process with a lesson that begins with skits, moves to songs and their lyrics, and then to passages...
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El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Educational Activity Guide

For Students 6th - 12th
Here's a must-have activity guide for any celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos. The colorfully 56-page packet is packed with historical background, information about Mesoamerican cultures, images of the works of famous artists, and...
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Kindred

For Teachers 11th Standards
This first in a series of four resources is designed for instructors to use Octavia E. Butler's Kindred in their classes. The packet includes an overview of the unit, a day-to-day calendar, links to background articles, and reading...
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Planetary Mysteries

For Students 6th - 12th
A website all about planetary mysteries—it's a one-stop-shop for all things, stars, planets, and space travel. Scholars read an astronomy overview to discover the page's big ideas, then choose from the plethora of resources, including...
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Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines | End of Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Support 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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Hemingway Educator Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A 17-page Educator Guide is designed to support classroom discussions of Ken Burns' documentary on Ernest Hemingway. The guide includes background information on Hemingway's life, the themes found in his works, essential and discussion...
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Noticing Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce 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
A 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...