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Frederic Remington: His Life and Times
Learners research Frederic Remington's life, and use at least four sources to develop research paper with thesis statement. Students then develop web page that showcases life and times of Remington.
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The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie: A Close Reading
Andrew Carnegie's "The Gospel of Wealth" provides high schoolers an opportunity to engage more complex text. After a close reading of the essay and an analysis of Carnegie's argument that the rich are superior because they earn money,...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Students examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems, and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
George Moses Horton
Young historians read and discuss the work of professional poet George Moses Horton, whose writings convey the complexity and trials of the slave experience in North Carolina. Class members also prepare dramatic presentations of Horton's...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
An Exercise in Time Perception
Some experiences can feel very brief or excruciatingly interminable. How is it that we come to miscalculate time so easily? Our perception of time is heavily influenced by the number of memories and data we record in our brains. Learn...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
The courage of Las Mariposas, the Mirabal sisters, is the focus of a series of activities designed to accompany a reading of In the Time of the Butterflies that ask readers to consider what it means to be courageous. Beautifully crafted...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson: From Time to Time
A portrait The Radcliffe Family circa 1742 is inspiration for creative writing and empathetic reasoning. Your class discusses the period in which the piece was painted, then imagines what life was like for one of the people seen in the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Student Opinion: Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smart Phones Playing 'Stupid Games'?
This versatile resource from The New York Times website provides a short opinion piece on smart phones and the amount of time we spend playing games on them as well as several possible writing prompts pupils could consider in response to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts