Anticipation Guide -- Language and Dialects
In this language and dialects activity, learners show that they agree or disagree with each statement by marking agree or disagree and commenting about the statement in the space provided.
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Esperanza Rising - Anticipation Guide
Learn about Mexican culture while simultaneously strengthening reading, writing and computer skills. In order to get the most out of Esperanza Rising, pupils should have prior knowledge of Mexican culture. Therefore, there are links to a...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Common Civil War Soldier
Imagine you are a soldier in the Civil War. What are you wearing? What do you need to carry with you? Examine the life of a person during the Civil War, from drummer boys to powder monkeys to musket-toting soldiers. Elementary learners...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda: What’s the Message?
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learning From World War II and Connecting It to the Present
Compare and contrast World War II to the modern Iraq war with this instructional activity. After watching a film, learners use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
The Prince and the Pauper Lesson Plan
Students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting. In this historical literature lesson, students compare and contrast elements of London's culture in the 1500s to that of the present day. Students use the Mark Twain novel The...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In...
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
'No Cussing' Clubs Catching on with Kids
Learners read a news article about a boy in California who wants to encourage his peers to use good language. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a short rap, discussion, and vocabulary activity,...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Branching out into Politics: the Structure of Federal and State Government
Do your eighth graders know the difference between the Federal and State Governments? Encourage them to learn more about the three branches in each government with a jigsaw activity. Groups work together at six different stations to...
8th Social Studies & History