Common Core Aligned Resources for RI.11-12.7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
12th CCSS: Designed
Do we have a civic duty to help people who are less fortunate? A thought-provoking resource challenges learners to think about topics such as relative and abject poverty, social responsibility, and charity versus philanthropy. After...
Building Evidence-Based Arguments: "Cuplae poena par esto: Let the punishment fit the crime."
11th CCSS: Designed
Should a criminal's punishment match the crime? An argumentative writing plan explores this question as class members investigate a variety of mixed-medium sources by experts in the field, form evidence-based claims, and support them...
Civil Rights Historical Investigations
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The courage of Las Mariposas, the Mirabal sisters, is the focus of a series of activities designed to accompany a reading of In the Time of the Butterflies that ask readers to consider what it means to be courageous. Beautifully crafted...
How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (and Get a Date)
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How are chemical reactions like dating? A collision must first occur! In this hilarious approach to speeding up chemical reactions, viewers find out that five changes can increase the rate of reaction: smaller space, increased number of...
The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
Lesson Plan: Trolls—Just Like You and Me?
4th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewNot all trolls hide under bridges; some of them hide behind computer screens! Learners explore the causes and effects of people leaving mean comments online. After learning vocabulary, watching and discussing a video, and responding to...
The Influence of Latin Music in Postwar New York City
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewMusic has often been called the international language that transcends cultures and regions. Scholars analyze the impact of Latin American music on New York City culture in the years following World War II. They research music, video,...