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A Tale of Two Cities
Students research and compare Thebes to their hometown to explain how a city's geography, economy, climate, and culture affect its inhabitants.
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KWHL Strategy for A Tale of Two Cities
Students activate prior knowledge about French and English history. In this historical fiction literacy lesson, students list information they know about the French Revolution and the history of England. Students contribute ideas to...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Exploring New York City
Your class members will get up close and personal with the Big Apple in this fantastic lesson, which introduces learners to not only the concept of a city, but also provides a thorough overview of New York City itself and its unique...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
So You Think You Can Argue
What defines an argument, and how can someone properly formulate a counterargument? This resource provides two options—an interactive PowerPoint presentation or worksheet—that will support your learners as they begin to explore how to...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nevada: The State of Sin?
Here is the big question: "Why does Nevada base much of its economy on illicit behaviors?" To uncover the answer, the class reads two articles and discusses how the state of Nevada has used its Tenth Amendment rights to build their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Strategies for Activating Prior Knowledge
Two minute talks, think-pair-share, and table drawings are just the start of this fantastic resource, which contains a collection of strategies for pre-assessing what your learners know and activating prior knowledge.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable