Biographical Scene Investigators
Sixth graders become members of the BSI in this research simulation. They apply for Biographical Scene Investigator membership, investigate an individual, keep an evidence notebook and write an investigator's report.
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BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A New Birth of Freedom: Black Soldiers in the Union Army
Students investigate the history of civil rights by viewing historical photographs. In this U.S. history lesson, students discuss why Black Soldiers fought for their rights by joining the Union Army in the 1800's. Students complete a...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom
This abstract for an instructional unit using three-minute mysteries, stories by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe includes a short history of detective fiction, sample plans, and suggestions for exercises and activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed