A Balancing Act
Young scholars 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
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: The Speaker of a Poem
How does a poet's voice influence the meaning and effect of a poem? Explore Emily Dickinson's distinctive voice in the third activity of ten in a unit about her poetry. Readers discuss the imagery in several of her poems, and write about...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
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
Separation of Powers: Understanding Checks & Balances
Students 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