Perspectives and Point of View
Get your middle schoolers engaged in the civil rights movement using primary source documents! Although this lesson doesn't give you much detail, it offers a nice outline. Start by giving pupils a writing prompt to encourage personal...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The lesson starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you give to them. The...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Should School be a Place for Debate?
Ostensibly about the 1955-1965 Civil Rights Movement, this resource is actually the first of a series of 24 lessons that model for learners how to examine multiple perspectives, as well as the evidence used to support a particular...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Teaching Social Studies in English
Case studies, an examination of images, and readings of passages from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are used to spark conversations in ESL/ELD social studies classes about this highly-charged topic. Using a variety of...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Blood Done Sign My Name
Tim Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name is the anchor text in a unit study of the history of race relations and the civil rights struggle in the South. The 11 lessons are richly detailed and the unit deserves a space in your curriculum library.
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Latin Roots nat, tract, sequ: Vocabulary Matching
Your etymologists match intermediate-level words containing Latin roots nat, tract, and sequ/secu with their definitions. Part of a set of exercises and word lists containing these roots on MyVocabulary.com. Useful for rigorous review...
6th - 11th English Language Arts
EdTech Tuesdays: The Opposites
Looking for an app that will help develop vocabulary? Watch this video to find out about The Opposites. Jennifer and Rich show you just how to use the app and provide ideas for using it in your classroom. After viewing the video, you'll...
2 mins 3rd - 10th English Language Arts