How Do We Decide?
Students quantify the number of times television and radio ads try to sell products for reasons not related to product quality, and list some of the techniques advertisers use to promote products.
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Getting Us From One Place to Another
Use maps of your local area to teach and connect to real-world applications of ratio reasoning and scale. Teach your young mathematicians how to convert measurements: an inch equals a certain amount of miles. Start out with a simple...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Constitution Study Guide
Here is a well-designed study guide on the United States Constitution that can also be used as an assessment. The worksheets review requirements for becoming president and congressional leaders, order of succession to the presidency, how...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How do we hire a President?
What are the job requirements for the office of president of the United States? What attributes should a candidate possess? Are the qualities needed to govern the same as those needed to win? What can an analysis of the management style...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inside the Minds of Animals
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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