Interpreting workplace memos and notices
Students read company memos and write summary sentences while working as part of a group.
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Civics and Citizenship
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Did the Triangle Fire Occur?
An investigation of the 1911 New York City Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire leads class members to examine primary and secondary source materials related to the event and apply what they learn about the working conditions at the time to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
American Revolution: Events Leading to War
This is a good, simple exploration of the causes of the Revolutionary War. It includes a description of an engaging anticipatory activity, discussion questions, political cartoons, and more! After learning about the growing revolutionary...
11th Social Studies & History
Exploring George Washington's Leadership
Students examine primary documents to determine whether or not George Washington was an honest leader. In this presidential history lesson, students evaluate Washington's leadership prior to and during his presidency. Guided reading...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Chapter 3: Writing Routine Business Correspondence: Memos, Faxes, E-Mails, and Blogs
Introduce and develop essential business writing protocol and skills with this excellent PowerPoint on business correspondence. It provides clear guidelines for each type of writing: memos, faxes, e-mails, instant messages, and blogs. It...
11th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
The Times, Are They A-Changing?
Learners read and discuss article, "We Agreed to Agree, and Forgot to Notice," participate in anonymous mock presidential primary ballot, and share reactions to Iowa caucus results. Students then collect statements made by candidates on...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: Narrating Quentin's Mental Breakdown
Trace the mental breakdown and suicide of a character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. After a close reading of chapter two, discussion focuses on Quentin’s watch and the symbolism of stunted times signifying the lack of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts