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Students are to research a specific disaster after seeing the Challenger explosion. They are to create a collage for the disaster they are choosing to show.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Guidance Notes: Inequality in Brazil
This resource includes six activity guidelines and accompanying worksheets for discussing the current trends of inequality in Brazil, particularly in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Using a blank map, informational texts, and...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Valentine’s Day Circle of 5ths Challenge
Young piano players' music can be even sweeter with a fun Valentine's Day activity. As young musicians move up and down the keys, completing various keys in both the bass and treble clef, they are rewarded with candy hearts.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Origins of Civilization and Agriculture: Integrating the Study of Food
What role has food played in the rise and changing nature of civilizations? Here you'll find a fantastic set of lessons and materials on such topics as where food is grown in the United States, the food of ancient peoples,...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
First Contact Newspaper
Turn scholars into news reporters whose assignment is to cover the goings on in Early America. Your job as editor is to help individuals select a topic and to guide them on their writing journey. Young journalists then draft their...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Confronting Two Challenges--One Physical, One Intellectual
Students examine the challenges of a new language and culture. In this cultural activity, student read Running by Peter Hessler and discuss obstacles faced, including the language barrier. Students write an essay about a time they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts