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Are You Plugged In?
Students develop an awareness of one's own media habits. Make connections between ads and one's own consumer behavior. They track their current TV and/or Internet viewing habits and video game time by keeping a TV Diary for one week.
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Who Are You Online?
Online, you can represent yourself in a completely different way than you do in real life, but there are benefits and risks to doing so. Expose your class to online personas by showing and discussing a slide show of online gamers and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
So How Much Are You Really Paying for that Loan?
Loans are rarely provided without a cost. Pupils evaluate the high cost of using a payday loan or payday advance through discussion and worksheets, and finally work in groups to develop short public service announcements that outline the...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Barbie in the Labor Force
How have the women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations evolved in the United States over the last century? Using census reports, graphs detailing the gender makeup of the labor force, and analysis of the careers of Barbie...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Fantasticks: Exploring the Longest Running Musical in History
Whether or not you plan on using The Fantasticks, try to remember to never say no to adding this menu of activities to your curriculum library. Learners gather background information, investigate and take a stand on the controversy...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Spontaneous Brain Activity Keeps You Alive
We all know that the brain is responsible for our thoughts, actions, memories, and emotions, but it's far busier than we can possibly imagine. Watch this short video as it explores how life as we know it is made possible...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools
Bully, bullied, or bystander? Paul Langan's The Bully is the anchor text in a unit that examines bullying and violence. After a close reading of the text, readers imagine themselves as the characters and consider how they would react in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable