I Am the New Year
Students read and learn a prayer for the New Year. For this New Year prayer lesson, students read the verses about hope for the New Year and the prayer.
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A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 10
"O, I am fortune's fool!" As they continue their analysis of act 3, scene 1, class members consider the role of fate in the events. The activity concludes with a viewing of a brief portion of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in which the...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
"Where Am I?" Reading Guide and Activities
Did you ever wonder how early sailors were able to navigate their way across the seas? Groups access an article about mapmaking and the New World that details the methods and technologies early explorers used to guide them on their...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Philosophy - René Descartes
Whether you say it in Latin (cogito ergo sum), French (je pense donc je suis), or in English (I think therefore I am), you are expressing the rationalism of French philosopher René Descartes. Learn more about Descartes's worldview and...
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Year’s Resolution Classroom Activity
Create a sense of accountability among scholars with a lesson that focuses on making and keeping New Year's resolutions. Writers compose a five paragraph essay focused on three resolutions—promises to self improvement, to their family,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable