Images of China
Students examine the Chinese poem "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" by Li Po while comparing the different ways of "reading" an artwork in order to understand the differences between Chinese and American painting.
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Style and Syntax
Words make all the difference. Use the samples in a language arts packet to model how the words writers choose (diction), and they way they arrange these words in their sentences (syntax) make all the difference in the tone of a piece...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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3rd - 12th English Language Arts
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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Students share their opinions about a story about a sudden decline in China's stock markets. After reading an article, they identify the global impact of China's falling stock markets. They create a cause and effect map about the fall...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
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