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Lesson: Paul Chan: Alternumeric Fonts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learning to analyze language, symbols, and codes is part of becoming a deep and critical thinker. Young analysts consider their ability to see hidden messages as they analyze the work of Paul Chan. There are two fully developed...
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Mastering the Mighty Melville

For Teachers 11th - 12th
“Bartleby the Scrivner” as an existential forerunner to The Office? Dense and often dark, Herman Melville’s stories abound with Biblical allusions and complex symbols. If you are considering using Melville’s novels or short stories with...
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Compare Numbers to 100 +-4 (Q)

For Students 1st - 2nd
Let's do some number comparisons! Learners study two numbers in the 75 sets of problems. They write a greater than, less than, or equal to sign to compare the numbers.
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

For Students 10th - 12th
Provided here is a packet of worksheets to accompany The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. To start, readers research words commonly associated with the time period. Then, a list of 30 tough vocabulary words are listed (including...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapters 13 & 14

For Students 8th - 9th
What a great way to study symbols in a text! Give your class some support by offering basic pictures and the page number that is associated with symbols found in To Kill a Mockingbird. Readers analyze the mockingbird, Boo Radley, and...
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Ions in Chemical Formulas

For Students 9th - 12th
In this ions in chemical formulas worksheet, high schoolers are given 10 sets of ions to combine to form the proper chemical formula. They are given 10 formulas and they write the symbols of the ions in the compound and the number of...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaigns and Gas Pains

For Students 9th - 12th
Even before they are driving, your scholars have heard the ups and downs of gas prices. Assess the political turmoil behind rising prices using this analysis handout, which features a political cartoon from 2006. Background information...
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"Big Three" Bailouts

For Students 9th - 12th
What does your class think about big business bailouts by the U.S. Government? Find out with this activity, where learners analyze a political cartoon comparing the "Big Three" automakers with the Greek Myth of Sisyphus. Background...
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Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal To

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
This resource offers a quick instructional activity in using the symbols for greater than, less than, and equal to to compare single-digit numbers. However, the practice worksheet included has learners comparing numbers to the 100,000s,...
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Using >, < , and =

For Students 1st - 2nd
To practice comparing 2-digit numbers, learners evaluate 8 pairs of numbers and circle the appropriate symbol: greater than, less than, or equal to. Directions encourage use of "tens and ones." So break out the unit cubes and 10-rods to...
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Holes Match 'Em Up Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper graders read the book Holes as a class or by themselves. In groups, they identify symbols and discuss how they are connected  among the many plots in the story. They create a timeline in which they sequence the main events to end...
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The Function of Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore concepts of audience, purpose and symbols in this lesson from Media Smarts that asks students to consider all the functions of music. Through a series of discussions and activities, your class will brainstorm possible functions...
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Patterns of Communication

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Scholars examine codes, symbols, and other forms of communication. They discuss Morse Code. Next, they are given messages written in code, which they must decipher. 
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Gridlock in 2010 Elections

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate symbolism within a political cartoon in this critical analysis handout, which outlines issues of the 2010 election process. Background information (on the risk of gridlock in legislation and the challenges of either party...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: China, Tibet, and the Olympics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Political tensions have surrounded the Olympics for centuries; take a look back at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with this political cartoon analysis worksheet. Background information gives learners context regarding Tibetan protests...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: 2012 Mid-Term Elections

For Students 8th - 12th
Use a political cartoon to help scholars grasp the significant turnover in Congress following the 2012 mid-term election. A Mike Keefe cartoon uses symbols and current political lingo to convey perspective on the issue, and background...
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Grammar - Revise Your Symbols

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the different symbols of grammar. Middle schoolers write two sentences using different symbols, including asterisks, apostrophes, and ellipses. They also read and answer guided questions.
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Propaganda and World War II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
What was the true meaning behind WWII propaganda posters? Historians analyze images from the U.S., Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, sharing findings in small groups. A poster analysis worksheet and all posters are...
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Introduction to Symbolism

For Teachers 7th
Your young readers might know that the stars on the American flag symbolize the fifty states, but what symbols best represent who your students are as people? Use this SMART board presentation to guide learners through an activity about...
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Telling Stories About Ourselves

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover how visual images communicate meaning. They create costumes that tell personal stories and perform dances wearing the costumes.
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The Meaning of Rock Art

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils examine the significance of rock art. They discuss and view examples of historical rock art, and create a design on a rock that tells a story using African and American symbols.
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President's or Prime Minister's Portfolio

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars identify how and when their country's leaders are chosen. They research information about their country's leaders, past and present. Students record their knowledge about one leader with symbols and written descriptions.
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Peek-Inside Egg

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research information about Easter celebrations in several cultures and identify symbols of the holiday. They find out about famous egg-decorating eggs from countries that have a tradition of egg artistry. Studnets create theri...
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Leprechaun Legends

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the world of leprechauns. Learners do research on the folk tales, symbols, and characters found in Ireland's traditional stories, poetry, and music. They create a large, stand-up leprechaun to illustrate their knowledge about...