Foundations of the Constitution
Eighth graders explore the Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact.
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The Great State
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “E pluribus Unum”
Out of many, one. Guide eighth graders through a historical exploration of American immigration policy with a research unit. Individuals craft their arguments to develop a position before organizing and presenting their evidence-based...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Death Sentence Remains A Question
Examine the results of recent opinion polls on where people stand on the issue of the death penalty. In groups, middle schoolers examine various cases dealing with this issue and discuss the judgments. They write their own argument for...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
"I Declare, I Believe This Document May Flower!"
The Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights. The language of these seminal historical documents presents a challenge for even the best readers. Here's a group activity that helps all...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8
Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable