Keeping A Watchful Eye
Students explore the use of satellite surveillance systems to track criminals. They consider how the use of this technology in law enforcement might affect them and write opinions on whether or not such a system should be adopted by their state.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Character Development
Study character development with a lesson plan from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. After listening to the audio guide from earlier in the unit, kids track Janie's development and changes throughout the novel, noting...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Test: Law, Past & Present
From the Magna Carta. Code of Hammurabi, and common law to today's special interest groups and law enforcement agencies, test your young historians on the evolution of the rule of law in society with this multiple choice assessment.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 3: A Fresh Start
The members of your economics class may be busy earning graduation credits, but the credit they should be concerned about is their financial credit. The third lesson in a unit about Hurricane Katrina and other events that can result in...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Becoming a Web Celeb
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting....
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review The Fed Explains: Regional Banks
The Fed sounds enormous and ominous, but really, the Federal Reserve Bank is comprised of 12 reserve banks across the country. A short video introduces young economists to the duties and responsibilities of the Fed, specifically the...
6 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Fed Explains: Payments System
How is the Federal Reserve like your body's circulatory system? A short video explains the ways the Fed keeps money moving through the economy much like blood passes through veins and arteries. Focusing on retail payments, the video...
4 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Watch Out for the Blind Spots
Applying engineering concepts to the field of medicine, pupils design a device to help test peripheral sight. The class learns and follows a specific design process for engineers before separating into groups; each group builds a...
9th - 11th Technology & Engineering