A Not-So-Funny Sense of Humor
Eighth graders examine health issues in the Middle Ages. They use the Internet to gain information and they take notes on that information. They participate in a full class discussion and cite passages that support their decisions.
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Commas with Introductory Elements Worksheet
While the goal of this exercise is to punctuate properly, students will also need to know about clauses, interjections, phrases, etc., and show some creativity. Given prompts, individuals must compose sentences that meet the requirements...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Linking Verbs Worksheet
It's easy to mix up action verbs and linking verbs, so invite your class to practice with a quick exercise. The sentences here tell a fun story about why a particular pupil couldn't do her homework, and include plenty of verbs to...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Not So Funny Papers
Conduct an in-depth analysis of political cartoons from the early twentieth century with your middle schoolers. Small groups complete a gallery walk and fill out a detailed graphic organizer in order to analyze four of the eight provided...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Google Earth Introduction to Remote Sensing
Explore the world and gain insight into remote sensing with a lesson plan that showcases the program, Google Earth. To learn about remote sensing, scholars follow step-by-step instructions to uncover the tools embedded in Google Earth...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Mudders: Advanced Lesson Plan
A secret game of chess kicks off a story of three very good friends. Critical analysis of a humorous piece is the catalyst for a wonderful writing challenge where the class takes on the task of writing with purpose, vivid language, and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History