Casting Light On The Dark Ages
Students research life in the Middle Ages on the internet and write a comparative analysis of the differences between life in the Middle Ages and life today.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 38 Downloads
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria
Learners determine their own perspective on women's empowerment then compare it to how it is seen in Syria. They watch a four documentary clips, discuss what they've seen, then answer two short essay questions. Excellent resource links...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion
You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Dark Is Rising: Biopoem
How well do your learners really know the characters in Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising? A biopoem activity prompts readers to investigate the characters and their traits. Line by line, writers add the characters' relatives,...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Informational Text Features
Everything you need to know about informational text features can be found in this resource. Recognizing these types of text features and how they are used in text allows readers to better understand information. Teachers can use this as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Civil War Medicine: Fact or Fiction
Young historians compare the presentation of medical care during the Civil War in passages from fictional and nonfictional texts. They examine passages from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Language Focus Starter Unit: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives, Present Continuous Form
Practice the present continuous form and comparative and superlative adjectives with a short worksheet. Young learners read answers to questions, then form the questions based on context clues and word banks. Some activities require kids...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Tribute in Light
Grief, though heavy, can create beautiful works of art to ease the pain of loss and shock. Middle schoolers focus on the artistic Tribute in Light in response to the events of September 11, 2001, and create their own tributes to the...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed