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51 resources with the keyterm schools

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Good for Goodness Sake?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After discussing their opinions of performing community service, young learners read an article about different benefits of serving the community. They participate in a debate about whether their school should require pupils to perform...
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Why is Evolution Controversial?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the controversy surrounding evolution --- the challenges to science, the battles over teaching evolution in the schools, and the reconciliation of religion and science. They also examine an interactive time line of...
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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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Hey, Teacher, Leave My Kids Alone

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What are the differences between homeschooling, traditional schooling, and unschooling? Middle and high schoolers examine the opinions of their peers on these varied types of education. After reading a New York Times article, they...
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Public Schools and Prayer - Do They Mix?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss and research different Supreme Court cases and examine religious freedom and prayer in public schools.
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Red Nose Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the lives of four African children who are too poor to go to school and consider what they can do to help. They discuss various scenarios to decide on two different endings, one with a good friend and one with a bad...
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Pollution Prevention in Schools

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students review P2 concepts they learned in previous lessons and explore how to reduce the pollution in their school. They also examine ways to conserve energy.
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Calculating the Cost of a "Sound Basic Education"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students state their opinions about school funding and the use of monetary resources by school districts and use reasons, facts, and examples to support their ideas. They compare sets of data related to school funding and draw...
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Leader of the School

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students are read a book about the oceans and discuss the characterstics of the main character that makes him a leader. As a class, they use sponges and contruction paper to make their own ocean scene. To end the lesson, they add cut-out...
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Where Do You Go to School?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Youngsters examine historical photographs of schools and classrooms from the past. They read a section from "In Their Own Words" on schools. Groups of learners fill in a matrix (embedded in the plan) which compares schools from the past...
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Everyone Gets a Laptop

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a news segment on a local school district giving every student a laptop. After viewing, they interview the school principal and discusses what he expects the outcome to be. They interview parents and students in their own...
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Security Guards: Are They Needed?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discuss the need for some school districts in their area to hire security guards. Using the internet, they identify the severity of the problem in the other districts and discuss what else could be done to make schools...
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Same-Sex Schools Gain Ground

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the issue of having same-sex classes. Using the internet, they research how this program is working around the country. They interview local education experts and determine how they view the issue. They include an...
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Pay-to-play a costly solution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a news feature or editorial about students paying money to participate in high school athletics. Students interview members of the school community to find out the situation in their school.
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Challenges of the new SAT

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners write a news feature about the changes of the SAT and how students can best cope with them. Learners respond to several questions addressing the new SAT. Students research about the changes in the test, and learners interview...
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Find the Safe Route to School

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students identify the safest routes to their school. They examine the dangers they could encounter on their trip to school and what to do in those situations.
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A Peaceful Place Is Powerful for the Mind

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore, analyze and interpret how schools can become peaceful places to learn and interact with others. They study a wide variety of avenues to achieve this task through classroom, community and career activities...
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Primary History Children of Victorian Britain Extension Activity - Victorian Schools

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Victorian Britain worksheet, students sharpen their research skills as they study the history of schools in England. Students select 1, 2, 3, or 4 extension projects to complete
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Funding "Great" Schools For All in America

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students use research skills and primary sources to complete a equal educational opportunities scavenger hunt activity in pairs. They locate key facts, examples, and information about the inequities in U.S. schools and create projects...
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Spirited Fringe

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of having school spirit and supporting players during games. After choosing a fabric, they make a banner with a message in which to support their school. To end the lesson, they hang the banner in the school.
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School Clothing

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Second and third graders look at photographs of schoolchildren from the early 20th century, and compare their hair styles, and style of dress with young scholars of today. The each use a piece of construction paper they draw a picture of...
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Math on the Mound

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore mathematical applications of the current intra-city World Series. After learning how one school district is incorporating the World Series in its classrooms, students consider possible applications of the Series in their...
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Trekking to Timbuktu: Timbuktu's Golden Age of Scholarship

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students access online information regarding education in Timbuktu and the mighty Songhai Empire. They write an essay comparing and contrasting the curriculum of the university at Sankore with that of their own school.
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A School Time Tunnel

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils research what schools and education were like the early 20th century and write a report on their findings. They write a similar report about schools in the early 21st century.