Common Ground: A Therapy Dog Program Between Students And Older Adults
Learners handle a therapy dog and take the school therapy dog to a local nursing home several times over the course of the school year. They complete a culminating project that focuses either on the entire experience or a specific resident.
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A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
Can dogs be heroes? Examine the experience of rescue dogs on 9/11 with a class discussion and small group activity. As learners read about different canine first responders and the roles they played, they design a Medal of Commemoriation...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How do you create a classroom environment where hot button topics may be discussed in a respectful manner? As part of a series of lessons that focus on immigration issues, class members examine the rules for civil discussion before...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Interactive Student Notebook for Middle School ELA
Encourage creative, independent, and reflective thinking and writing throughout the school year by having your class members keep Interactive Student Notebooks (ISN). Here you'll find a presentation designed to introduce students to the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?
Much has been made of the differences between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. But was there any common ground between them? Class members reconsider what they think they know about these two civil rights leaders with biographical...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking Down Invisible Walls
Social boundaries and cultural understandings are a major element of our adolescent development. Help your learners become aware of the "invisible walls" they create and that exist not only in their own school, but also in the world...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Irregularly Scheduled Programming
Students examine their favorite holidays and how they are celebrated. After reading an article, they discuss the length of television programming for the Super Bowl. In groups, they create their own television programming relating to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts