Common Core Aligned Resources for WHST.6-8.2
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewMuch like the methods of group work, the writers of the Federalist Papers worked together to advocate for their viewpoints against the anti-federalists. The resource enables learners to break into small groups and conduct research before...
Cicadas: The Dormant Army Beneath Your Feet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension...
Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
Impact of Climate Change on Chinook Salmon
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case...
Impact of Climate Change on Bees in Eastern Forests: Pollination in Action
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Who needs bees? We do! Kids get a chance to understand the pollination process, and the important role bees play in our environment. They play a really great game that shows them how bees normally act versus how bees act when...
A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewLet's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not
3rd - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewWhy doesn't the government provide all goods and services if we pay taxes? Pupils investigate the difference between public and private services. They analyze their communities together with an interactive classroom model and...
Myth of the West: The Battle of the Washita
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Go West, young man! Scholars use PBS video clips, slide shows, and interactive materials to create a picture of Manifest Destiny in the American West. Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, young historians learn about the...
Math Grade 7: Extended Performance Task Planning a Party
7th CCSS: Designed
Parties aren't all fun and games. Young mathematicians solve a variety of problems related to party planning. They use both provided and researched cost information to determine the best activities to meet given constraints.
Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on lesson begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...