Common Core Aligned Resources for RI.6.8
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
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This Business Called Learning: Advertising
6th CCSS: Designed
Mimic a business environment by asking your class to work in cooperative business groups to create an advertising campaign for a new product called Giggle Gum. Campaigns will include a press release, slideshow presentation, print ad, and...
Privacy and Digital Footprints: Top Secret
7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Learners research child safety by participating in an on-line tutorial activity. In this digital privacy lesson, students read a role-playing scenario regarding two learners who make bad decisions about their on-line safety. Students...
Airport Security vs. Civil Liberties
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Body scanners and pat-downs are the realities of post 9/11 travel. But do these procedures represent a violation of our rights? Class members consider their own rights as they examine a political cartoon, a CBS news video about airport...
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: HEALTHY HUMOR
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
This instructional activity is hilarious! To understand how to investigate a topic, collect data, and evaluate the results, learners research the effects of laughter on health. Each group is assigned a research task, which they will turn...
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
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...
Socrates Prosecution: Just or Unjust
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Practice making judgments and tracking claims and evidence with the materials included here. Class members read two included articles about the trial of Socrates, looking at both sides of the argument. They work in small groups to track...
Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small...