On the Edge and Under the Gun
Learners examine issues of gun control, the right to bear arms, and the overwhelming seriousness of gun related violence. They examine what can, and has been done to redress the situation using the Million Mom March as a reference point.
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Grammar Practice Workbook
To an English teacher, the only sound worse than nails on a chalkboard is a student using improper grammar. Make poor grammar a problem of the past with this extensive collection of worksheets that covers everything from sentence...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing an Argument: The Grand Coulee Dam
The benefits of building the Grand Coulee Dam were enormous—as were the drawbacks. Learners read different points of view on the construction of the dam, including the famous Woody Guthrie song and firsthand accounts from nearby...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
“You Will Always Be Mango Street”: Sense of Place and The House on Mango Street
Vignettes from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street provide readers with an opportunity to observe how writers use dialogue and details to create a sense of time and place.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Constructing Text-Based Arguments About Social Issues
Eighth graders take a stand on a variety of controversial topics with a lesson on argumentative writing. As they view an informative presentation and work with collaborative groups, they decide which side of each argument they want to...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Global Perspective on Immigration
To gain a global perspective on immigration, groups investigate and create a map of the migration patterns in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Class members then examine the background, immigration history, and...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed