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I Am Special and You Are Special Too #6

For Teachers Pre-K - K
We are All Alike…We Are All Different is the springboard for the creation of an illustrated book in which young writers record their impression of themselves, their families, and their interests. Sharing the completed books in circle...
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A (Class)Room of One's Own

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students assess the educational and social issues of boys and girls in school as a springboard to interviewing women in the fields of science, in order to study of their early interests and experiences in these typically male-dominated...
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B-movies and Plot: Story Elements, Writing, Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use old "B-Movies" as a springboard to discuss and analyze traditional plot structures. They form groups and make their own 'movie' to demonstrate their knowledge.
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"The Horse America Throwing His Master"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students use a variety of documents relating to the American Revolution as a springboard for further research on the era. Students work in groups and use their research to create a timeline. Students then visit a museum presenting...
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Korematsu v. United States (1944)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians learn about the arguments and decisions made during the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States, as well as complete a worksheet activity referencing President Ronald Reagan's national apology to Japanese...
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A Brief History of Melancholy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What is sadness? How is it part of the human experience, and does it have any value? Explore how the concept of sadness has evolved throughout history and across cultures, and discuss its ties to philosophy and implications for...
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To Rent-to-Own or Not to Rent-to-Own?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the key elements of a contract with your young adults, and delve into the features and unique benefits of a rent-to-own contract through discussion and worksheet practice. 
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Module 8: Modeling Data

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Statistics come front and center in this unit all about analyzing discrete data. Real-world situations yield data sets that the class then uses to tease out connections and conclusions. Beginning with the basic histogram and...
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Imagining DNA Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's get a closer look at DNA and other molecular structures. The first lesson in the series of four introduces a variety of imagining techniques that engineers and scientists use to visualize molecular structures. The resource presents...
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Can Photosynthesis Occur at Saturn?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
In the 19th activity of 22, learners determine if distance from a light source affects photosynthesis. Participants capture oxygen in straws and find that the amount of water the gas displaces is proportional to the rate of photosynthesis.
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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Participants examine two documents related to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott, sources that challenge some of the commonly held preconceptions about Rosa Parks. They then respond to discussion questions to reinforce understanding and...
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What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
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Who Were the Vestal Virgins, and What Was Their Job?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Keeping the flame lit for the goddess Vesta was the primary job of the Vestal Virgins — but it also put their very lives in danger. An informative video takes viewers through the journey of Licinia, a young girl chosen to be a Vestal...
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Density Lessons and the Oil Spill

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Teachers can use the oil spill cleanup efforts as a springboard to discussions and activities related to density!
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Mom, Where Do TV's Come From?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the history of television using the lifetime achievements of Milton Berle as a springboard for studying social and technological advances in American entertainment. They, in groups, examine the role of television through...
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Self Portrait on Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are guided into creating their own self-portrait in steps using colored pastels. They also use their self-portraits as a springboard to write a personal narrative. This is a cool lesson plan!
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Celebrating Our Cultures

For Teachers 1st
First graders construct a Venn diagram, using KidsPiration, including at least one similarity and two differences between their own and others' family customs and traditions. They read the story, "Too Many Tamales" by Gary Soto and use...
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Using Memoirs to Open Doors to Research

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Interesting memoirs can be a springboard into some very enjoyable research assignments.
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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the functionality of different types of computer memory (RAM) as a springboard to researching the definitions, uses and functions of different common computer terms. The class creates a computer terminology guide.
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Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy

For Students 6th - 9th
Add engaging new material to Harriet Tubman and Civil War curricula with a crisply designed, two-page reading about the famous abolitionist. The text details a military raid she led against the Confederate army, informs readers about Tom...
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Alabama's Economic Contribution to the Confederacy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
With a presentation and guided questions, help elementary historians understand the role Alabama played in the Confederate economy during the Civil War. The resource concludes with a newspaper article writing assessment.
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Dolphin Demeanor

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine new evidence of violent behavior in dolphins as a springboard for research on various dolphin behaviors, such as communication, feeding patterns, group behaviors, parenting, navigation, and interactions with humans.
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Curious Crossbreeds

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover the diverse roles of hybridization among animals. They research certain examples of animal hybrids as a springboard to analyzing a zoo's potential exhibit of animal hybrids.
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Where Now Man Has Gone Before

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the Apollo lunar landings and past theories about the creation and structure of the Earth's Moon as a springboard for investigating missions and milestones in space exploration since the creation of NASA in 1958.

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