Lesson Four: A Potpourri of Ideas
Eighth graders identify world issues such as environmental problems, terrorism, disease, and hunger. In one group, they research Eleanor Roosevelt's role as First Lady during the Great Depression. In another, they research her outreach focus.
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
Explore writers of the civil rights movement through a focused lesson on the Langston Hughes poem I Look at the World. Learners listen to the poem, then complete episodic notes in a graphic organizer. They focus on specific parts of the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage: Grades 6-8
To gain a better understanding of Hispanic heritage and culture, as well as to build informational comprehension skill, learners explore facets of Hispanic American History. They engage in a class discussion, research three facts, and...
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