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Spain and Bullfighting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research Spain and bullfighting. They use the Internet and other reference materials. Spain's bullfighting festivals and activities will be used as a springboard for inspiring students to write creatively.
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Freedom of Hate Speech?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners, using a New York Times article as a springboard for discussion, investigate and debate the complex issues of First Amendments Rights and censorship for Hate Groups using Websites for propaganda.
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A Shuttle's Eye View

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the goals of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission as a springboard to exploring the topographical features of their own state or region. They synthesize their understanding of landforms and topography by mapping their...
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Natural Hazards

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars use videos and maps as a springboard for a discussion in which they differentiate between natural disasters and natural hazards. They explore steps being taken to minimize the impact of hazards and disasters and create and...
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Relationship Role Plays from A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Connect a scene from a class play to events in your middle and high schoolers' own lives. First, they act out a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream in pairs. They work to role play a scene as an extension of the one they have read,...
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Santé

For Students 9th - 10th
How is your health? Intermediate Francophones read a two-paragraph text about healthy eating and the problems associated with those who do not make healthy choices. Two exercises follow the reading passage: the first is a short...
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Fairy Tails Can Show Due:It can happen for you, If you play your part.,

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students view a Reader's Theater focusing on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The story is used as a springboard into a videotaped mock trial of Gold E. Locks developed by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). They...
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Music Theories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore the inception and evolution of hip-hop music as a springboard for writing music reviews and researching other genres of music. Learners will read and discuss the Times' article, From Underground Music to Fashion Statement to then...
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Reading Rainbow - Follow the Drinking Gourd

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In my book, the amazing series of Reading Rainbow videos are one of the greatest series of educational videos ever produced. One of the many great things about these videos, is that they can serve as a springboard to learning about a...
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Rockies Thrust Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How did Colorado's Front Range arise when it's 1,000 miles from where the Pacific and North American plates meet? Learn about the theory behind this oddity and use this video to springboard into other topics, such as what types of rocks...
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Earth Science Lesson Plans on Geologic Time

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Springboard your fourth and fifth graders into the study geologic time. They will complete 7 activities to learn about geologic time and the topics most often associated with it: astronomy, creation, planet formation, volcanology,...
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UN-derstanding the United Nations

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Use these interesting facts as a springboard for a culturally and globally diverse classroom discussion on the United Nations.
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Artifact Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A raggedy blanket, a faded orange bunny missing its tail, a crinkled photo of a former best friend. Writers select a memento and use this artifact to generate a childhood memory story. Specific directions for the three-part project are...
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The Songcatcher

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read Sharyn McCrumb's and Maggie Greenwald's versions of "Songcatcher" and use them as a springboard to explore the heritage and traditions of Appalachian folk music. They review Internet sources, conduct research and write...
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Relationship Role Plays

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils connect a scene from a play they are reading to events in their own lives. Working in male/female pairs, students act out a scene from "Hamlet." Pairs work to role play a scene as an extension of the one they have read, using...
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Cinderella: an Adaptation

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students create a list of characteristics for the heroine of a fairy tale and discuss ways these images affect behavior and self-esteem.  In this, The House on Mango Street gender equity lesson, students identify common characteristics...
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Treading Lightly on Flag-Waving

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the impact of world events on past Olympics as a springboard for understanding the cultural, political, and social climate surrounding the 2002 Winter Olympics after the events of September 11, 2001.
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Using Artwork to Develop Personal Narratives

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use a work or art as a springboard to a personal narrative or descriptive writing. They represent an idea in an artistic product which connects to composition.
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Phyz Springboard: Introduction to Work

For Students 10th - 12th
In this work worksheet, learners answer ten questions about topics related to energy and work. They identify the work done by the force as positive, negative or zero.
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PhyzLab Springboard: The Lemon Battery

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars design a battery using a lemon and galvanized nails. In this battery lesson plan, student create a battery that will register 0.5 V or more using a lemon, their creativity, their knowledge and 2 nails. They draw a working...
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Hispanic Heritage Month

For Students 6th - 9th
Designed specifically for beginning Spanish speakers (as the text is all in English), this two-page document encourages your class to consider culture, those with Hispanic heritage, and several well-known Hispanic Americans. What a great...
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Sending "Learning Styles" out of Style

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
What the research says about learning styles may be different than you think. A quick video gives an overview of the research to show how teaching to a pupil's learning style isn't necessarily an effective strategy. Use the video as a...
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The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...
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Properties of Liquids

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students describe properties of liquids and use descriptive language as a springboard to develop precise vocabulary for properties of liquids. They also use vocabulary as practiced with liquid-vocabulary card games. Finally, students...

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