Don't Be Fooled by a Photograph
Middle schoolers read and discuss a National Geographic News article about an e-mail hoax, and analyze the photo to find evidence of alteration. They discuss ways that altering a photograph could influence viewers , and how images influence us.
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Unit 1: Water is Life: The Heart and Science Behind this Phrase
Water, water, everywhere — but will there be enough to drink? Check out these detailed lesson plans to meet NGSS water cycle and CCSS literacy standards in your science classroom. Learners do a close reading of a challenging, poetic text...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
System Engineering a Robot
Ever think, "If only I had a robot to do this for me!" Here, groups determine a task that can be performed by a robot or computer program and then tap into their imaginations to design a solution. To complete the project, teams deliver a...
7th - 12th Technology & Engineering
New Review Kindred Teacher Guide
A teacher's guide for Kindred provides instructors with a wealth of materials to enrich either a full-class reading or independent study of Octavia E. Butler's popular science fiction novel. The activities are designed to encourage...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals
One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Should Adoption Information Be Kept Private or Made Public?
Help learners develop the skills they need to fully participate in discussions. The whole class reads together an annotated, academic text, and evaluates the evidence presented on both sides of the adoption question. Individuals then...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shizuko’s Daughter: Problematic Situation
How could you decide which of your late mother's possessions are important enough to take to college with you? Decide which items would be the most valuable to you with an activity based on Kyoko Mori's Shizuko's Daughter. After learners...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Picture This - Stars Over Hoke
The classroom becomes a safe and inclusive place for your ELLs as they create documents about their lives. Learners create, read, and present story books based on their own personal experiences. They use digital cameras to take...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I, the basket: Writing a first-person story as an inanimate object
Don't just teach your ELA class about point-of-view, get them writing! Read the illustrated book I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket to your class and discuss how the story is told from the first-person point of view of an inanimate object: a...
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed