It All Came Tumbling Down! The Break-Up of the USSR
Eighth graders examine the role of the Soviet Union in the history of the United States. They explore the role of geography and how it affected people in certain regions.
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Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery
Read Booker T. Washington's inspiring story about arriving at his name with a short reading passage from his autobiography, Up From Slavery. After class members read the excerpt, they answer two reading comprehension questions about the...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Speak Up at School
When someone says something offensive based on prejudice or a stereotype, it's often difficult to know how to react. A packet on tolerance and standing up for others guides teachers to both learn and instruct members of their class to...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Appellate Courts: Let’s Take It Up
How does the Court of Appeals function in the United States, and how does it differ from the Supreme Court? Beginning with an overview of a case involving a school strip search and its process through the judicial system, this resource...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tracing the Wild Roots of the Modern-Day, Domestic Apple
Get to the core of the history of apples with an adapted article made for all readers. Discover how the apple made it to Europe before making it's way to North America, and the changes to the apple family tree that have happened over the...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
NYPL Biblion: World's Fair
Explore the digital stacks of the New York Public Library. Made up of over 700 primary and secondary sources, the app opens a door directly into the past. Users will be fascinated by this archive, which documents the World of Tomorrow.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?
Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History