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CREATING STUDENT-GENERATED CLASSROOM RULES
Students apply the concept of jurisdiction to classroom rules, identify court-recognized student rights and create a list of behaviors in a classroom that might violate students rights.
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While this lesson includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Paper Recycling
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Student Speech: Is it Protected in Print and on the Internet?
Can young scholars be allowed to say what they want in print or on the Internet, free from interference by the school? With the advent of Facebook and other social networking sites where all expressions are chronicled and monitored,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Preparing Students for Difficult Converstaitons
Many of the issues facing 21st Century learners are challenging and even discussing these issues can be a challenge. So how do teachers prepare learners for these difficult conversations? How do instructors create a safe classroom where...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, students go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Features of Culture
Explore the melting pot in your own classroom with a lesson that focuses on cultural beliefs, traditions, and traits. Middle and high schoolers examine the details of their own identified cultures before sharing them with peers, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable