Assessing Children's Learning and Development
Pupils analyze ways to assess children's learning and development using a variety of strategies. They will prepare for this through making their own file folder game to assess children's development in the future, as directed by the teacher.
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Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I
As if surviving a journey to America wasn't enough of a feat for early 20th century immigrants, they then needed to settle into American life. Learn about the ways New York public education attempted to meet the needs of its high...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Holocaust Learning Trunk Project
Hate is taught. That's the big idea in a packet of materials that use a study of the Holocaust to foster character development and good citizenship. Class members study fiction, nonfiction, films, and posters to gain an understanding of...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development
Students discuss global development and create a graphic representation of the discussion. In this media analysis lesson, students deconstruct disaster coverage by reading articles and identifying missing information. Students research...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Adults Can Learn From Kids
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
8 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Ideasthesia: How Do Ideas Feel?
When our senses provide data to the brain, does the brain translate those senses simultaneously or only after they are transmitted? Ponder this interesting inquiry with another fantastic TED video, and consider whether our cross-sensory...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
It's well known that people should get eight hours of sleep each night, but exactly why is that? Follow along with this short video as it investigates the crucial role sleep plays not only in peoples' physical health, but their memory...
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable