In Need? Indeed!
Students explore The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. They read "Neediest Case" stories, and work in groups to create compelling print advertisements for the Fund.
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Glory (1989) - Should it be Shown in Class?
This is a fantastic activity that prompts learners to think like educators and consider the value of a historically based film beyond just the accuracy of information. Your young historians will work in groups to do a close reading and...
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of the Ups and Downs of Prices
What are the consequences and costs of inflation? What is CPI, and how do we calculate it? This resource answers these questions in an organized and in-depth manner, and also includes a activity of follow-up questions designed for an...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sayings and Phrases for 6th Grade, Part 2
Teach your class that a fool and his money are soon parted with this worksheet about cliches and sayings. While they might be tempted to look a gift horse in the mouth, they really shouldn't cut off their noses to spite their faces, as...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Summary of Fiction and Non-Fiction Text
Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST)? Yes! Here's a great strategy for teaching young readers how to summarize narrative text. In addition, the packet includes exercises that show kids how to summarize nonfiction text using the classic...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Exploring Contrasts in "The Lanyard" by Billy Collins
Middle schoolers analyze the speaker's ideas and tone in the Billy Collins poem "The Lanyard." After identifying how each of the five senses is addressed in the poem, they compare images to draw conclusions about the speaker and his...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Contrasts in "The Lanyard," by Billy Collins
A good gift is hard to find. A “worn truth,” perhaps, as Billy Collins says in his poem, “The Lanyard,” but true nonetheless. After a study of Collins’ tribute to a mother’s love, young poets select an object that sends them “into the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable