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Melville’s Moby Dick: Shifts in Narrative Voice and Literary Genres

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit module has readers of Moby Dick examine the narrative voice and dramatic perspective Herman Melville uses to contrast Ishmael and Captain Ahab. In addition, scholars analyze how the author incorporates various...
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Beyond Rosa Parks: Powerful Voices for Civil Rights and Social Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The lessons in the "Beyond Rosa Parks: Powerful Voices for Civil Rights and Social Justice" unit module introduce young historians to four African-American women who made significant contributions to the modern civil rights movement....
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NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaigns: The Quest for Social Justice in the Interwar Years

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaigns: The Quest for Social Justice in the Interwar Years unit module has high schoolers investigate the anti-lynching campaigns of the NAACP in the 1920s and 1930s. For the first instructional activity,...
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Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Form of a Funeral

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's Southern Gothic novel, As I Lay Dying, is the anchor text in a six-lesson unit module that examines Faulkner's place in American literary history. Learners research one aspect of Faulkner's...
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Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A two-part lesson examines the works and biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce. Part One focuses on the authors’ narrators and asks readers to consider whether the narrators of “A Tell-Tale Heart” and “Occurrence at Owl Creek...
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William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
William Golding's Lord of the Flies is the anchor text for a three-lesson unit module. The first instructional activity models for readers how authors use direct and indirect characterization to establish their characters. Other lessons...
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From Courage to Freedom: Frederick Douglass's 1845 Autobiography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, is the anchor text in a four-lesson unit module. High schoolers analyze how Douglass uses literary devices and...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Responsible Decision-Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five Social-Emotional Learning competencies target skills, behaviors, and attitudes that 21st-century learners need to face daily and future challenges. High schoolers need to be able to identify problems, analyze situations, solve...
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The Letters and Poems of Emily Dickinson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the “Letters and Poems of Emily Dickinson” unit module offer high schoolers an opportunity to meet the woman behind the poems. Scholars read letters she wrote to the Atlantic Monthly editor Thomas Wentworth Higginson...
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SEL Background Music Playlist

For Students K - 12th
Background Music for your Classroom
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SEL Lesson Reflections

For Students 3rd - 12th
Lesson Reflections for SEL
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SEL Mood Meters

For Students K - 12th
Check in on how your students are feeling today with this mood meters collection.
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Civics Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 10 lessons in the Civics Curriculum Guide series, designed for high schoolers, contain 28 activities focused on important civic topics. Young scholars consider what it means to be an American and a good citizen, examine the Four...
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Digital Literacy Library: Community Engagement

For Teachers 6th - 12th
From Facebook's Digital Literacy Library, the 11 lessons in the "Community Engagement" module teach learners how to create a multimedia campaign to advocate for a social issue. In preparation, participants learn how to use social media,...
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Pearl Harbor Classroom Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Day of Infamy” speech is the focus of a seven-lesson series that has young historians researching information about the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Using both an audio version of...
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4-H Healthy Living Curriculum

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The "4-H Healthy Living Curriculum" is comprised of three lessons designed for tweens and teens. The first lesson looks at how social media may impact self-esteem and in turn how self-esteem impacts relationships. The second plan...
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Steps to Leaps: Grit

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The “Steps to Leaps: Grit” series is made up of two lessons from Purdue University. The first, “Grit: Growth Mindset Introduction,” has participants take a quiz that reveals whether they have a growth or fixed mindset. The “Steps to...
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Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being: Youth and Teens

For Students 3rd - 12th
The “Tools for Supporting Emotional Well-Being: Youth and Teens” collection is comprised of six videos that provide young people with techniques they can use to help them cope with anxiety and stress. The comic book-style videos are...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Personal Health Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
21 lessons make up a personal health series for kindergarten through second-grade learners. Topics covered include fitness and fun (e.g. fitness, safe and healthy summer, screen time, and sportsmanship), hygiene (e.g. germs and head...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Teach kids in grades 3 through 5 about health problems with a collection of 11 lessons that cover issues related to physical health (alcohol, tobacco, and drugs), emotions and behavioral health (bullying, sadness, and stress), as well as...
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Steps to Leaps: Well-Being

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The “Steps to Leaps: Well Being” module is comprised of three units. In the first unit, scholars engage in self-paced activities that teach them how to recognize stressors and how to identify activities that help reduce stress. The...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Self-Management

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-management requires impulse control, stress management, self-disciple, motivation, and the ability to set goals and organize. Browse this collection to boost these skills among sixth through eighth-graders. Included are a variety of...
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Using Textual Clues to Understand A Christmas Carol

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol offers students a chance to practice their close reading skills. Using the provided worksheets, readers examine context clues to determine the meanings of words, direct and indirect characterization...
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Adrift in a Sea of Plastic

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are awash in plastic. The four lessons in the “Adrift in a Sea of Plastic” module challenge young environmentalists to design a solution to eliminating these plastic trash islands. After researching causes...