A Fresh Start?
Learners examine the roles and responsibilities the Department of Defense holds. They read an article about the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld. They develop questions to submit to the White House about the recent changes.
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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 1
Here's a fresh approach to the dreaded college application personal narrative. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the anchor text for a unit, that through modeling and guided practice exercises, encourages not only the development of...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Year’s Resolution Classroom Activity
Create a sense of accountability among scholars with a lesson that focuses on making and keeping New Year's resolutions. Writers compose a five paragraph essay focused on three resolutions—promises to self improvement, to their family,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable