Siting a New School
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Students examine concerns of government and developers in deciding where to build a new school. They participate in a discussion simulation and complete a cost and benefit analysis of the alternatives.
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Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Gong He Xin Xi! Happy New Year! Planning a Lunar New Year/Spring Festival Celebration? Check out the activities and resources in a packet that encourages pupils to research the cultural values and traditional practices associated with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Separation of Powers
In a fun and informative simulation, your learners will act in groups as lead chefs, menu writers, and nutrition inspectors in deciding a new school lunch menu. They will then compare and contrast their experience to the interaction...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Google Sites for State Research
State reports take on a whole new look as class members learn to use Google Docs and Google Sites to post their research into the history, the geography, climate, agriculture, and industry of a state. Kids create a Google Site, use...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Chinese New Year Dragon Parade
Young scholars research Chinese New Year celebrations to find out about traditions such as food, music, red banners on doors, parades, and fireworks. Students then view images of traditional Chinese dragons, and create their own dragons.
1st - 12th Social Studies & History
Student Opinion: How Should Schools Address Bullying?
Spark a disscussion about a current issue, bullying, in your classroom. This resource, published by The New York Times, provides a short article discussing a Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights passed into law in the state New Jersey followed...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Learning Network: The First Middle School Chess Champs
Introduce some nonfiction reading into your classroom! This resource contains seven comprehension questions pertaining to an article from The New York Times website about the first middle schoolers to ever win the United States Chess...
7th - 8th English Language Arts
"It's More Than a School": Proposing Programs to Meet Student Needs
This detailed lesson plan from New York Times' The Learning Network centers around Carroll Academy and its girl's basketball team. Learners compare their school to Carroll Academy, read anywhere from 1 to 5 engaging articles about the...
10th - 12th Physical Education
Welcome to the First Day of School!
Classmates participate in a variety of getting-to-know-you activities for the first day of school. They make resolutions, become detectives about their fellow classmates, learn about each other by playing switch, and make welcome bags.
K - 8th Social Studies & History