Frugality: How Much Do You Cost?
Students discuss how much they think they are worth, create list of amounts on board, and determine as close as possible actual amount by keeping track of expenses incurred by them, multiplying and/or dividing when necessary.
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Now that You Have Them, What Do You Do With Class Rules?
Establishing classroom rules within the first two weeks of school is important. But what do you do with the rules after they've been created, and how can you establish them so that they have a lasting effect all year long? Use an...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Are You a Democrat or a Republican? Are You Really?
Have new or soon-to-be voters examine different political parties and their platforms as they figure out which one aligns most with their beliefs. After taking a few online quizzes, learners split into pairs to discuss and then in larger...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Which Parts Of The Brain Do What?
How did we figure out what parts of the brain are responsible for speaking, walking, and remembering? Young neurologists go back in time to witness the discoveries of Paul Broca, the first physician to conduct experiments to determine...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do We Have Museums?
How did the tradition of collecting and displaying interesting items to the public begin? How have museums evolved over time? Offer your young historians a fascinating look into a cultural pastime we so often take for granted in the...
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Often Do You Interact with People of Another Race or Ethnicity?
Is interacting with people from different backgrounds part of a well-rounded education? A big question awaits young readers as they explore two New York Times articles that discuss modern-day segregation, population statistics, and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed