Personal/Social Development: Conflict Busters
Students examine the steps to problem-solving and apply them to real-life situations. They discuss the five-step problem-solving chart, observe and record conflicts for three days, and list and discuss how they would solve the conflicts.
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Conflict is Inevitable, Bullying is Not—7th Grade
Differentiate between a simple conflict and true bullying. A chart listing key differences between bullying and normal conflict acts as a template for your class to create similar charts. The lesson provides scenarios, which students...
7th Social Studies & History
Into the Wilderness: Habitat vs. Development
By studying the once-assumed extinction, then rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, learners look at the physical changes that have occured in habitats throughout Arkansas. This outstanding instructional activity is chock full of...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Is Social Media a Trustworthy News Outlet?
Examine the role of social media in social and political uprisings. Pupils listen to NPR audio clips about social media and the Arab Spring and read an article that proposes the idea that revolution will not happen through social media....
7th - 12th English Language Arts
What to Expect on Halloween
Halloween is a wonderful and highly social holiday, it includes dressing up, meeting new people, and of course candy! However, for a child with autism, Halloween might be a holiday of stress and uncertainty. Prepare your students for the...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
A two-part lesson focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Middle schoolers discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable