Did You Get the Message?
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Students examine how advertisers use incentives to influence consumer behavior. They discuss the ads they see on television, view ads online, identify the incentives, and complete a TV advertisement log.
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Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Mars, But How Did They Get There?
Students conduct a poll to determine how different people get to a particular location. In this problem solving lesson, students ask both men and women to describe how they get to a particular location. Then, they determine the frequency...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Where Did You Hear That?
Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a lesson designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine the credibility of...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Primary Source Worksheet: Thomas Jefferson, Message to Congress on the Embargo
Zounds! Image an American president closing all ports and prohibiting exports. As part of an exercise designed to strengthen primary source comprehension skills, readers examine Thomas Jefferson's 1808 message to Congress urging such an...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Should We Get Rid of Standardized Testing?
Did you know that the concept of standardized testing is over 2,000 years old? But what is the purpose of these tests? What do they supposedly measure? A short video investigates the history of standardized tests.
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Tattoos
Did you know that tattoos date back to 8,000 years ago? From Otzi, mummified iceman of the Alps, to high society members of Victorian Britan, discover the cultural significance of tattoos amongst a wide variety of cultures and...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable