Head of the Class
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Learners read and discuss the article "As Older Students Return to Classrooms an Industry Develops." They work in groups to design a class for their peers based on their area of expertise.
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Women Monarchs and Heads of State
From Queen Elizabeth I of England in the sixteenth century to Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan in modern times, your class members will assume the roles of influential female rulers and take part in an informative and engaging...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Students to Write a Narrative
Encourage narrative writing with a clever exercise. Class members watch episodes from movies and describe what happened to a character, including details about the setting, plot, and characters. Writers then craft a narrative about a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
At the Head of Her Class, and Homeless
What does it take to overcome obstacles in life? Learners read about a high school student who demonstrates some of the character traits that prove useful when facing adversity. Class members respond to questions about the article's...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Things They Carried: Figurative Language
". . .facts were formed by sensation, not the other way around, and when you listened to one of his (Rat Kiley's) stories, you'd find yourself performing rapid calculations in your head, subtracting superlatives, figuring the square root...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
We've all been infected by earworms at one point or another. But don't worry! These aren't creepy crawly critters that live inside our heads. Follow along with this short video as it explores the interesting psychology behind the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens When You Have a Concussion?
Ever had a concussion? Watch a video that explains the complicated dangers of concussions and how brain neurons are damaged during a concussion. Discover ways to heal the brain after a concussion and the long term effects of head trauma.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review O Greek Shape! O Fair Pose!
Everything old is new again. The Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum presents a lesson on how Greek black-figure painting influenced eighteenth century Neoclassical artists. After looking at a series of examples, class members create their...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Prepositions of Time
Clear up some common misunderstandings when describing time with a short and informative video. The simple format demonstrates when your class should use in, at, or on to talk about an event from the past, present, or future.
2 mins 3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Figurative Language: "Hit the Nail on the Head"
What does it mean to hit the nail on the head? Bring figurative language to your middle school class with a video about idioms. Young readers learn to interpret certain phrases figuratively, based on context clues throughout the text....
5 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed