Common Core Aligned Resources for SL.8.3
Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
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Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
The narrative works of Frederick Douglass engage learners in the topic of slavery. They will experience American history in a new way, a Douglass expresses his thoughts in his own words. Pupils then interpret this literary work.
What's Wrong with Our Food System
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), Baehr encourages his...
Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See
6 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting...
The Story Behind Your Glasses
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate...
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
Farmland: GMOs and Organic Agriculture
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewLearn more about genetic modification, organic farming, and the role of biotechnology in agriculture by watching a documentary that shows how newly gained knowledge can be applied to specific situations involving farmers and the choices...