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A Meeting of the Minds
Students role play a negotiation and cite strategies that were used in the negotiation to create a win-win agreement. They identify ways in which trade makes people better off.
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What Leads to Revolution?
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
School Board Meeting on Mandatory School Uniforms
Should the school district implement a mandatory school uniform policy? After reading a series of primary and secondary source documents, class members are assigned roles and engage in a mock school board meeting about the question....
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
Gain a deeper understanding of autism and the broad spectrum of individuals that this developmental disorder affects. Temple Grandin explains key aspects of autism as conveyed through the recent motion picture based on her life,...
20 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Inside the Minds of Animals
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment
How often do the minds of those in your class wander? Matt Killingsworth unpacks his research and illustrates a connection between mind wandering and unhappiness, explaining the inherent value of staying in the moment. Begin a discussion...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"It's More Than a School": Proposing Programs to Meet Student Needs
This detailed lesson plan from New York Times' The Learning Network centers around Carroll Academy and its girl's basketball team. Learners compare their school to Carroll Academy, read anywhere from 1 to 5 engaging articles about the...
10th - 12th Physical Education