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Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the...
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Rockefeller's Revenge: Exxon and Mobil Unite

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class...
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Loose Lips

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your middle and high schoolers analyze instances of celebrities using racial slurs or making prejudiced comments in public. After reading an article, they consider the roots and effects of prejudice and bias. As a class, they...
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Individuality vs. Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Spark an animated debate in your class! Young adults consider some of the fads or trends that are prevalent at their school, as well as their own level of participation in them. Just how much of a role does popular culture play in their...
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Blue Water: Telling a Story or Baffling?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Some art can be difficult to interpret. Critical thinkers analyze the forms, techniques, purpose, and meaning found in the abstract piece, Blue Water. They engage in small group discussions in order to form a hypothesis as to the nature...
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Lesson: A Special Place

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Everybody has a special place they like to go. I hang out on top of the fridge, for example. Upper graders analyze the painting Mountain Lake, in terms of technique, style, and imagery. They then write or draw a place that expresses...
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Taking Age into Account

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your class consider the issue of minors' accountability for their crimes. They discuss specific cases and the general issue of juvenile crime in round table discussions. Use this lesson to emphasize the rules and individual roles...
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What's the Main Idea?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
By sharing a summary about their favorite book or movie, your young readers can then discuss the main ideas of their beloved stories. The concept transitions to finding the main idea in poetry. Class members use textual clues in various...
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Interpersonal Communications: Customer Service

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, who may soon be entering the workplace, read and discuss a case study in which a business service representative has an unpleasant confrontation with a customer that results in a lost sale. Groups review three questions...
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Classifying Information About a Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary learners explore language arts by completing a text identification activity. They discuss the importance of a main idea in a story or paper and how to present it properly. Then they practice identifying the main idea in sample...
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What Is War?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
What kinds of human activity do we define as "warlike"? Middle and high schoolers examine various definitions of war and types of warfare, especially as these descriptions relate to the kinds of war we are witnessing at the beginning of...
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Social Studies: Dating Behaviors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders discuss the importance of responsible dating. In addition to a discussion period, the lesson includes Powerpoint presentations, poster designs, and related role-playing activities. In one scenario, high schoolers act as...
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Student Handout 5B: Group Discussion

For Students 11th - 12th
A fantastic discussion awaits your class! They read position statements from both Taco Bell and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. They consider the statements fully. and then use three questions to engage in a class discussion on the...
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Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish

For Teachers 1st
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-lesson unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each lesson includes a listening, discussion, and an art project to engage your class in...
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Conversations about childhood

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Encourage your class to discuss their childhood with other classmates using the six questions listed here. After sharing their answers, learners write a paragraph detailing general information about their childhood. This plan is designed...
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How Current Events Affect Us

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary and middle schoolers research a current event using various resources. They participate in a class discussion to evaluate the information they gathered on a particular event. Additionally, they discuss the concepts of common...
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Four-Corners Debate

For Students 5th - 8th
Use this two page handout to establish the rules for class debate. The four-corners method of debate is one that provides a safe way for learners to engage in a discussion or debate over potentially heated or controversial topics. The...
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What's So Special About Nonfiction?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Discover the world of nonfiction literature. In this language arts lesson, young learners read samples of nonfiction books, maps, magazines, and menus while analyzing the differences between fiction literature. They discuss their...
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How to Handle A Recall, Or Not

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore many sides of the massive Toyota recall in 2010. After reading several articles on the issue, class members discuss the recall and devise ways to handle it from a PR perspective (Toyota's and its competitors'). Procedural detail...
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Building Character: Holocaust Survivor Testimonies

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Host a fishbowl discussion to help your class recognize and articulate the relationship between words and the character traits they describe. They analyze Holocaust survivor testimonies and apply the character traits they observe. No...
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Endangered Species

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Bring Earth science and language arts together in this lesson plan, which prompts learners to identify animals on the verge of extinction. They discuss how the impact of humans has caused the decline of animal populations due to...
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Are Dams Forever?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Students consider the life span of dams, and what would happen if a dam falls apart.  In this environmental impact lesson, students discuss what the purposes of dams are, how they could be damaged.     
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Guided Reading Lesson Plan: Gifts for Dad

For Teachers K - 1st
Conduct a picture walk through the story book, Gifts for Dad before reading the book as a whole group. In this reading comprehension lesson, kindergarteners and first graders discuss gift giving and work on making inferences during...
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Memory Story

For Teachers 6th
They say it's best to write about what you know. Scholars will write memory stories about the thing they know best, themselves. They share photographs and read the New York Times article, "Out of a Packing Box, Not Stuff, but Souls" to...