Open-Ended and Closed Questions
In this open ended and closed questions worksheet, students read several examples of types of questions, then are given a list of questions and asked to classify them appropriately.
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Analyzing an Argument
How do you read non-fiction, informational text? How do you recognize the rhetorical devices a writer is using? How do you determine the tone of such a document? Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address provides a perfect vehicle for learners...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Engel v. Vitale
"Is school-sponsored prayer in public schools unconstitutional?" That is the question teams debate as they consider the arguments presented to the Supreme Court in Engel v. Vitale. The attorneys study the provided talking points and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206
Can climate change contribute to political unrest? Explore this intriguing question with a video from Crash Course World History that examines the Little Ice Age from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, particularly in the...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review African American History: Lunch Counter Closed
Young historians investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies the Civil Rights Movement used to end segregation in the United States. After watching an video interview with Carl Matthews and Bill Stevens who participated...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Doors Open for Female Marines
What do your kids think about female Marines? They can explore this idea by reading the related New York Times article and by answering each of the seven comprehension questions. A learner-driven blog is located at the bottom of the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
36 Public Policy Questions to Energize Your Government/History Classroom Debates
Need topics that are sure to engage your debaters? This list of public policy questions includes such topics as school mascots, regulation of major league baseball, physician-assisted suicide, and violence in video games. A great...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Power of the Placebo Effect
What is the placebo effect? How does it work? Is it real or imagined? What are the ethical concerns surrounding using placebos? And what about benefits? Here is a short video that answers some of these questions and poses others.
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History