Just Say It
Students explore the initial Supreme Court decision to regulate commercial speech, and then analyze the legal precedents and principles underlying a recent case contesting this regulation.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
At the Head of Her Class, and Homeless
What does it take to overcome obstacles in life? Learners read about a high school student who demonstrates some of the character traits that prove useful when facing adversity. Class members respond to questions about the article's...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 7
After viewing an informational video that introduces Bernard Madoff and the concept of a Ponzi scheme, class members begin reading "How Bernard Madoff Did It," Liaquat Ahamed's New York Times book review that explains Madoff's crime and...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or... Which Was It?
Who and what exactly constituted the Roman republic? Mr. Green begins this history presentation by detailing Julius Caesar's rise to power and his impact on the republic. He reviews government structure and leadership roles, achievements...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable