Myths About CIA vs. Reality
Students examine common myths about the CIA. In this careers lesson, the class uses a worksheet with CIA myths as a springboard for discussion, then makes a list of CIA jobs and skills a CIA officer would need to be successful.
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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
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Pre-K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 8th English Language Arts
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