Maybe Not-So-Fine Feathered Friends
High schoolers consider the spread of disease from animals to humans, by reading an article discussing one such incident. They explore the frequency, occurrence, and possible prevention of such crossover illnesses.
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Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
To gain a deeper understanding of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers, class members read stories written from the point of view of an emigrant, map the individual's journey, and note the human rights affected by each stage of the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Voting: It's Not a Spectator Sport!
Why is it important to vote? Who is eligible to vote? Why is it that some eligible voters do not vote? Class members conduct interviews with adults and other school mates before researching the eligibility requirements for their state,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Speciation: Of Ligers and Men
Ligers grow at a rate of 2.2 pounds every second day, thus by the end of their first year, they can weigh up to 364 pounds. Ligers are the subject of a video the looks at hybrids and shows viewers how speciation can occur via allopatric...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Not So Sweet: Investigating Science and Health Questions About Sugar and Our Bodies
Is sugar as dangerous to our health as cigarettes? What happens when we ingest sugar, and how much do we consume on a daily basis? Using several New York Times articles, learners search for evidence to answer important questions like...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed