Common Core Aligned Resources for WHST.6-8.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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If Men Were Angels: Teaching the Constitution With the Federalist Papers
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Much 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...
Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources
7th - 10th CCSS: Designed
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
Credit Reports—and You Thought Your Report Card Was Important
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Get the facts about credit and take a close look at what factors into a consumer credit report with this fantastic lesson. Your pupils will read informational texts, read sample financial documents, and discuss the advantages 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...
Bee Detective: Discover the Culprit Behind Declining Bee Populations
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
The Colony Collapse Disorder has some people baffled. Task your classes with providing possible explanations for the declining bee colony population. Through brainstorming and research, young scholars present plausible causes while...
The Need Is Mutual: The Importance of Biological Interactions
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Can you name the biological interactions you encounter during a day? Your classes might be surprised by the number of interactions they experience! A comprehensive lesson explores the science of symbiotic relationships. Learners identify...
Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal...
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...