Don't Be Fooled by a Photograph
Students 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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Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy: Red Herrings
Don't be fooled by red herrings! Examine the mysteries of Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy by Wendelin Van Draanen with a instructional activity that highlights the use of red herrings and teaches scholars how to avoid being mislead...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci
Hank Green expounds on the ahead-of-his-time scientific genius of the famous artist, Leonardo da Vinci. Described are da Vinci's studies of bird flight, engineering design, and human anatomy. If you were already impressed with this...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Why Don't Perpetual Motion Machines Ever Work?
It turns out that some laws were definitely not meant to be broken! A short illustrative video explains why the first and second laws of thermodynamics prevent perpetual motion machines from actually moving perpetually — and why...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science 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