From the Ground Up
Learners examine their own region and compare and constrast it to another region. They analyze how geography affects where people live. They make a presentation about how the region they researched is different from their own.
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If you could build your own world from the ground up, what would you include? Ask your pupils this question, and have them write about their worlds and share with partners. Then, show the short film, which includes some impressive world...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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Class members investigate Australian Aboriginal culture thought traditional stories and then create their own dreaming tales using specific details that create a sense of time and place.
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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Students divide into groups and are assigned a topic about oil production to research. They create a way to present their information to the class and then discuss what is the "problem" facing the nation today with respect to oil and...
9th - Higher Ed Science