For Better Or For Worse
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Students explore personal and public responsibility in dealing with social inequality. They conduct research and participate in a discussion about the effect of Hurricane Katrina in regard to racial and economic equality in the United States.
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For Better or Worse? The Power of Persuasion
How would it feel to be segregated because of your age or background? This journal launches a persuasive writing lesson that includes a study of persuasive essays and speeches written and delivered in the 20th century. Class members then...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 10
For better or for worse, parental relationships have a huge impact on our personalities. Read about Mike's relationship with his father in H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights, and how it informed the central idea of the novel.
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Ben Franklin Aphorisms
Is a pretend friend worse than an open foe? What benefits come to those who help themselves? Take a look at some of Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorisms, which advise readers to conduct themselves properly throughout the day. Pupils...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish
Which is worse: imprisoning someone for committing a crime, or intimidating someone into following the law? A short video introduces the main ideas of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, including his perceptions of the dangers...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Standard of Living - For Better or For Worse
High schoolers examine if the standard of living for the United States is becoming more unequal among different groups. They compare and contrast the current standard of living to those of their parents. Reading New York Times...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
"For Better or For Worse": White House Wedding
Young scholars explore the history of weddings in the White House. They see the rooms where these weddings occurred and describe the private life of White House residents. Studnets compile a list of all the weddings held inteh White House.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
What Adults Can Learn From Kids
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
8 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable