A Balancing Act
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High schoolers learn about the guiding ethical principles of professional journalists, evaluate hypothetical dilemmas and determine if these stories should "go to press", and determine how to frame a story and when/where to report it.
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Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Conceived of Compromises: Creating the US Constitution
The United States Constitutions is one of the world's oldest written constitutions that is still in use today. Learn more about the creation of a document that regulates the separation of powers, checks and balances, and citizens' rights...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Teacher's Guide to William Shakespeare's Hamlet
Should Hamlet avenge his father's death? Is the ghost telling the truth or is it trying to trick Hamlet? Is Hamlet's inconsistent behavior a ploy or is he really insane? Something really is rotten in Denmark, and with the help of the...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
War Powers Act and the Constitution
The strength of this plan, which focuses on the War Powers Act, is in the included supplementary materials. Class members read several provided documents, take notes, and discuss their opinions and then deliberate within small groups or...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Characters in Live Performance
Your intermediate or advanced thespians choose dramatic scenes to perform in duos, small groups, or solo to demonstrate vocal and physical characterization. Use class time to prepare and rehearse. Detailed rubrics work for peer assessment.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Separation of Powers: Understanding Checks & Balances
Young scholars use an Act of Congress and a Supreme Court case to explore the checks and balances of the U.S. system of government. This excellent lesson uses a real-life case for students to explore how the government system works.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity seven
Challenge your pupils' abilities in evaluating primary sources, while gaining historical empathy and higher-order thinking skills as they take on the role of a legislator who must amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Learners...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed