Make a Comparison Chart
Seventh graders read a narrative about American pioneers. They view photos and read narratives about Australia's pioneer women. Students create a chart comparing the lives of Australian and American pioneer women.
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Two Sides of Every Story: Day 1-10
A ten-day lesson is described in a short outline. It may be short but the idea is wonderful. Learners engage in textual analysis as they analyze and research various accounts of historical events common to the Civil Rights or Vietnam...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Strength and Voices
After reading the first paragraph of Gary Paulsen's historical fiction Stop the Sun, small groups complete a KWL chart about plot elements. After sharing, lead a discussion about Vietnam, showing a map (included) and giving a summarized...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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7th - 10th English Language Arts
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6th - 10th Social Studies & History
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6th - 8th Social Studies & History