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One Room Many Minds

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a series of four lessons which explore the old one-room schoolhouses that were prevalent in days gone by. The lessons look into the economic, geographic, and cultural contributions that led to their building. Learners make...
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College or Bust?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample...
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Educating Myself Benefits Others

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Most upper graders don't realize that when they choose to attend college, they're benefiting the whole community. Invite them to explore how they, as educated individuals, can contribute to their family, community, and global society....
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Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the...
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Careers and Self-Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore careers they may have in their future. They create a paper collage self-portrait of themselves as adults dressed for work. They write an autobiography describing the education and training required for their chosen career.
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Education is the Meaning of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the teachings of Confucius. In this Korean culture lesson, students watch segments of the A and E video "Confucius: Words of Wisdom." High schoolers read handouts regarding the Asian education system and discuss...
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The Road to Careers (Part 2)

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the ways people prepare for their careers. As a class, they discover the many options they have after graduating from high school. In groups, they use the internet to research the types of skills and education they...
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Contributions

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students research a website to find people who made significant contributions to people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students then rank the most important contributions.
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Children: Then and Now

For Teachers 4th
Through a series of activities, children discover the differences between their lives and the lives of children in the 19th century. They research and compare roles and responsibilities (in general and among genders), forms of education,...
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Ohio Virtual Academy: Learning Online

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars spend time researching online education facilities. After interviewing teachers, they develop a survey on how productive online education sites are to its students. They write a story for the school newspaper about this...
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Kill the Indian, Save the Man!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate primary sources from Carlisle Indian School including letters and photographs.  In this investigative instructional activity students answer questions about their research.
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Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I

For Teachers 7th
Discover the challenges in educating immigrant children at the turn of the 20th century. Reforms that New York City schools used are described here and data is included for your class to analyze, in its evaluation of the effectiveness of...
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Accounting

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners create bank reconciliation spreadsheet. In this algebra instructional activity, students discuss the basics about business, money and bank accounts. They use a bank reconciliation statement correctly.
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Breaking News English: Education

For Students 5th - 10th
In this education worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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Past School Practices

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students research the history of a school system. In this school system lesson, students list the grade levels and subjects taught in their school and interview their teachers and administrators. Students collect past photographs of...
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dou

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the concept that education is related to freedom. In this human rights lesson, 9th graders read The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Students dialogue about their readings and education as it relates to human...
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America in the 1950's

For Students 5th - 8th
In this America in the 1950's worksheet, students read about housing, education, entertainment, and the Cold War in the 1950s. Students then answer 5 questions about this time.
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Scholar/ Webelos Activity Book

For Students 7th - 9th
In this psychology worksheet, students answer 13 questions that are focused upon measuring the attitude of positive thinking and its influence upon learning.
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Mock Trials/Five Themes of Geography

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the concepts related to the teaching major themes of Geography. They participate in a role playing activity using the context of a court case. The instructional activity...
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National First Ladies' Library

The Education of Abigail Adams

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read the biography of Abigail Smith Adams from the First Ladies Library web site. They work in small groups to write a description of her education. Students discuss their findings, and extend this to the education of girls in...
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Multicultural Issues and the Law: Gender and Race Based Schooling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the problems associated with gender based and race based education. In groups, they research the history of education and the laws that have changed education and impacted lives. They brainstorm a list of the positives...
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WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore educational opportunities available to people living in a variety of developing and more economically developed countries. They work in groups and research an assigned country and explore how society values education,...
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Value of Education: Education and Earning Power

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explore the concept a higher education yields higher earnings. Throughout the class, students visit six workstations and examine occupations, education, salaries, spending, banking, and taxes. As students rotate through the...
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Comparing Colleges

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students begin process of selecting suitable colleges by exploring colleges in foreign countries and reflecting on a possible future life far from their native countries. They rank various criteria for selecting colleges, discuss...