Students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of private communities and the lives led by their residents. They design ideal planned communities for people featured in other Class Matters articles.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 Downloads
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 10: Author's Purpose Seminar
Why did Chinua Achebe write "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" in response to Conrad's novel? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members conduct a socratic seminar focused on Achebe's purpose and...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Outsiders , discussion
Keep Ponyboy, Darry, Dally, and all the other characters straight in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders by taking down notes on the graphic organizer provided here. Also included are discussion questions for before and after reading that you...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Wish for the Future
What would be your class's ideal world 30 years in the future? What about 100 years? Use a series of activities to discuss globalization, sustainability, scientific contributions to society, and the global community of which your...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Tempest: Fishbowl Discussion Strategy
Readers learn together with a group discussion activity. As they read William Shakespeare's The Tempest, high schoolers prepare for a fishbowl discussion in which three or four learners sit in the middle of a large circle and have a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 5
As class members conclude their reading of Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit" they consider how the story of Kochininako, Yellow Woman, not only provides a satisfying ending to the narrative, but also...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Smooth Sailing: Exploring Insurance and Estate Planning
While purchasing insurance and estate planning may seem like a rather irrelevant topic for high school high schoolers, introducing this concept now can help your learners develop a solid foundation of financial literacy that will support...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 8
What is the source and meaning of beauty? As part of their reading of David Mitchell's Black Swan Green, class members analyze the conversation between Madame Crommelynck and Jason to determine how the conversation about beauty develops...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed