A Straightforward Approach
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. For this character education lesson, students discuss the value of honesty and consider honesty towards self, family, friends, and the community as they write a reflection.
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Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Exploring Who Can Vote and How to Vote
Voting requirements and voting laws in the USA have been controversial since the establishment of our democracy. While focused on North Carolina, this instructional activity gives any class a thoughtful examination of the laws about...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Evaluating the Accessibility of Polling Places
Students design ways to accommodated voters with disabilities. In this creative problem solving instructional activity, students use the ADA checklist for polling places and universal design principles to evaluate a polling place. They...
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills