Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
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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
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 5: The Tragic Hero
Should identifying a tragic hero be based on a universal definition or a definition based on the morals and values of a specific culture? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Sylvia Plath's "Colossus" and then...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth
We chew with our teeth every day, but how much do we really know about them? Allow Ms. Frizzle to teach your kids a thing or two about teeth. Kids complete a prereading exercise, read the book, and respond to several prompts about the...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Starter Unit: Family and School
Work on family relationship words and school vocabulary. Using two word banks, kids use critical thinking to describe how people are related to each other, and complete a crossword puzzle about school items and subject.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Math Masterpieces: Two Women on the Beach by Paul Gauguin
Why not add a little additional knowledge to your drill and practice math problems? This cute learning exercise provides young mathematicians with a little exposure to art and art history as they practice subtracting 3-digit numbers. As...
2nd - 4th Math
Analyze the Impact of Words and Phrases in a Poem to Determine Two Characters' Relationship
What’s in a name? Or a word or phrase, for that matter? The syntax and diction of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Sonnet VII” offers an opportunity to examine how a particular word or phrase can reveal the relationship between two people. The...
6 mins 10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Love as a Two-way Street
Create an abundance of understanding, as your high school learners learn to analyze multiple love poems. Part one of this resource has learners define what love is, examine art that reflects the love between Robert and Elizabeth...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Strength of Materials
Pupils examine a stress-strain diagram that compares the advantages and disadvantages of the two common bridge building materials, concrete and steel. The also consider the factors that influence the materials builders choose for their...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Walk Two Moons: An Integrated Unit
What would happen in the sequel of Walk Two Moons? After finishing the novel with your middle schoolers, consider doing the three activities here to discuss theme, point of view, and plot with your young learners. The plans found here...
7th - 9th English Language Arts