Dealing With Death
Students watch and analyze a video dealing with the topic of death. They answer discussion questions, identify examples of how death is represented in popular media, write a poem, create a memory book, and write a letter to someone who has died.
7th - 12th Health 35 Views 73 Downloads
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Taking a Stand on Public Policy
Relate policy decisions to classroom activities. In order to prepare for a writing activity in which they will need to choose a side, learners are first given a sample policy for which they must choose yes or no and walk to the side of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking Down Hate Speech
Defining and considering the affects of hate speech is the focus of a series of activities that encourage class members to develop approaches for dealing with hate speech both online and offline. Groups act as mediation committees and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Exploring Emotions Through Activities
You'll definitely want this rich compilation of worksheets and activities in your toolbelt as you review and discuss the range of emotions we have as human beings. Activities include defining feelings, identifying ways we express...
3rd - 8th Health CCSS: Adaptable
A Brief History of Melancholy
What is sadness? How is it part of the human experience, and does it have any value? Explore how the concept of sadness has evolved throughout history and across cultures, and discuss its ties to philosophy and implications for...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling activity uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What's the Big Deal with Gluten?
Is gluten-free just a fad? What is gluten anyway, and why can't some of us process it? This is the perfect video to break down the anatomy of gluten and the various diseases and symptoms caused by the notorious protein, as well as to...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable