Out on a Limb
Students develop a guide to the trees indigenous to their city or state. They then conduct a nature walk in their local area and identify different species of trees and create a guidebook with a one page description of the tree.
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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
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Integumentary System – Skin Deeper (Part 2)
The thinnest skin on your body is found on your eyelids, and the thickest is found on the soles of your feet. This seventh video in a series of 47 explores how the integumentary system protects people and also helps them interact with...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
DNA Structure and Replication
I wish I was adenine because then I could get paired with U. Awwww. The video explains what DNA is made of and analyzes its structure. Video includes a short pop quiz about base pairs before explaining the differences between RNA and DNA...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
When Is It O.K. to Replace Human Limbs With Technology?
Today's blog topic is robotic limb replacement for amputees. Upper graders read the related article and argument, then compose a blog response that addresses the questions provided. This is a great way to get kids thinking about ethics,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts