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Plato’s Best (and worst) Ideas

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The Noble Lie, the featherless bird, and the womb as a live animal are a few of Plato' less-than-noble ideas explored in a short video about one of the world's greatest philosophers.
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Social Studies Lesson Plans With Science Connections

For Teachers 6th - 9th
There are great social studies lesson plans that can help students make historical connections to science.
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Yesterday: Our Energy Needs Over Time

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How has our relationship to energy changed over time? An engaging exploration challenges learners to create a timeline showing human energy needs and uses over time. Scholars review what timelines are, choose a 50-year period in history...
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Starquest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Almost every ancient culture observed the stars and saw pictures in the patterns. Studying stars allowed them to guide travelers, determine when to plant crops, when to harvest food, and the stories surrounding the images include some of...
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More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Put an end to wasted instructional time with this lesson on responsibility and preparedness. After completing this series of activities students will learn the importance of these social skills not only in the classroom, but at home and...
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Mirroring Emotions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you ever give your class the "teacher look"? Without saying a word, they become silent and engaged (hopefully). How do they know what you're thinking? Explore the concept of nonverbal communication and how it relates to our mirror...
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How Tiger Got His Stripes: A Folktale from Vietnam (Kindergarten)

For Teachers K Standards
Differentiate English language arts instruction with a lesson that features the Vietnamese folktale How Tiger Got His Stripes. Scholars examine words that begin with the letter t, recall a folktale's details, write a self-reflection, and...
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The Sign of the Beaver

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Extend a class reading of the novel The Sign of the Beaver across all subject areas with this literature unit guide. From basic discussion questions and writing prompts, to a research project about tracking animals, this resource offers...
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New York City Immigration

For Teachers 4th Standards
New York City has long been a destination for European immigrants coming to the United States. Young historians complete a four-to-five week unit on immigration, studying the reasons why people immigrated and the living conditions in New...
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Town Mouse/Country Mouse

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Everyone feels a little stressed out sometimes, but the stressors in life vary with every person. Use Aesop's fable "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" to demonstrate how people deal with stress in different ways, and the importance...
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Respect for All Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ten percent of the world's forest carbon stores exist on the 18 percent of land legally owned by indigenous people. The first lesson in a series of four discusses the way different groups of people treat the land and forests. Scholars...
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On This Day: Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species" is Published

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin's work, On The Origin of Species, fundamentally changed the study of science. Using clips from an author talk, young historians connect the scientific ideas behind evolution to American history. Afterward, they consider:...
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Vocabulary Development

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners utilize various vocabulary strategies. They use vocabulary logs to record strategies they have been taught, such as the Frayer Model (definition, picture, examples, non-examples), writing their own definitions, and using...
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My Big Fat Greek Olympics

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute...
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Energy Innovations

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Collaborative groups examine the importance of energy resources on quality of life by researching different energy sources and alternative energy sources through data analysis. They make a comparison of different countries and cultures,...
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History and Traditions of the Samurai

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The history and tradition of the samurai are analyzed as cultural norms that changed to reflect the times. The class will examine sets of samurai armor and clothing to describe how their role changed over an eight-hundred year period....
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Star Wars Geography Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What kind of animals live on an ice planet like Hoth? How would the habitat on Tatooine allow different organisms to thrive? Connect social studies, science, and Star Wars in one engaging activity that focuses on the ecosystems of the...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-How Dogs Really Work!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students read How Dogs Really Work! by Alan Snow. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of dogs as pets. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library connections.
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Newspaper in the Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Newspapers aren't only for reading—they're for learning skills, too! A journalism unit provides three lessons each for primary, intermediate, and secondary grades. Lessons include objectives, materials, vocabulary, and procedure, and...
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Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Encourage readers to compare and contrast the information that they find in informational text with a variety of reading passages and worksheets. Learners read all about subjects in science, social studies, and literature before...
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Race: Teacher Guide: Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How has the concept of race changed over time? Explore the genetic, cultural, and social aspects of race through a series of impactful activities. Scholars discover how race is influenced by inherited traits, examine census records to...
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Purification of ‘Kewu' (Saltpetre)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do we get salt out of sea water? The first lesson in a seven-part series encourages scholars to purify a substance through dissolution, filtration, and evaporation. Starting with a solid mixture in which the wanted ingredient is...
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Pottery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Don't cry over broken pottery. A cross-curricular lesson challenges pupils to consider how to restore ancient pottery. Using a computer program and their knowledge of transformations, they come up with a way to recreate the original design.