Create Your Own COMMUNITY
Middle schoolers discuss "their community" and the elements they have chosen to include in their ideal community by presenting to the class a collage of ideas incorporating the ideas presented by the lesson rubric.
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Create Your Own Samurai Military Identity
This banner tells you who I am. Individuals create their own samurai military-style banner as part of a study of Japanese military and cultural history. Complete directions and templates for the banner are included, as is a link to...
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Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street
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Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
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How to Analyze Documentaries
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Adventures in Creating Hypertext Stories
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