Students complete a Venn diagram comparing the United States and Afghanistan. They research the history of the Taliban and how they relate to the United States and its foreign policy. They write a paper on possible solutions.
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Strength and Voices
After reading the first paragraph of Gary Paulsen's historical fiction Stop the Sun, small groups complete a KWL chart about plot elements. After sharing, lead a discussion about Vietnam, showing a map (included) and giving a summarized...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Explaining Factors Causing Conflict and Cooperation
Students discuss what causes conflicts amongst groups especially pertaining to Native American tribes. In this conflicts lesson plan, students have discussion questions that they verbally answer and write in a journal.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
What Causes Conflicts Among People?
Third graders describe factors that cause conflict. In this social studies lesson students identify the causes of conflict as well as contributions to cooperation among groups. The students recognize that Montana Indigenous tribes make...
3rd Social Studies & History
A Soldier's View of the American Civil War
Study and research the American Civil War in this explanatory writing lesson. Middle schoolers complete six activities to learn about the American Civil War and soldiers' views of the war. The lesson includes several options to complete...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Esperanza Rising Author: Inspiration and Point of View
Your reader/writers use digital resources to explore the life of an author and how she finds her purpose for writing. They also write a short narrative based on an interview or personal experience. They then collect pictures and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Lesson Plan 2: So What's a Novel, Anyway?
What makes a novel a novel? Class members select a favorite novel, record their impressions on a worksheet, and then come together in groups to discuss the elements common to narrative writing. Next, they identify the characters, the...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identifying Plot Conflicts
Examine the conflicts in The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson. The strategy outlined here, which could be used for a variety of texts, focuses on the type of conflict, who is involved, and what causes the conflict. Class members...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed