Heroes In New Jersey
Students investigate the concept of being a hero. They list ways that a hero can be recognized. The information is found while using the internet. The teacher uses a story to illustrate the concept as background information.
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From start to finish, here is a fantastic resource that uses engaging activities and an interactive virtual game to teach about major US Supreme Court cases. Your class members will distinguish the primary arguments made in such cases as...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Wanted: A Just Right Government
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is instructional activity that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Great Minds: James Clerk Maxwell, Electromagnetic Hero
What do Saturn's rings, electromagnetism, and the first color photograph all have in common? James Clerk Maxwell discovered them all! Learn about one of the founders of modern physics with a video biography of his academic discoveries...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, young scholars go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed