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Students design a new playground environment after reading an article from The New York Times. Students incorporate math into the playground design by using precise measurements and prepare a scale drawing with key.
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Dr. Martin Luther King's Visit to Seattle
How was the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. viewed by others during the 1960s? After watching an oral history video, your class members will learn more about Dr. King's ability to personally connect with others, as well as discover...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Play
Raise the curtain to a class play that depicts the Civil War through both factual information and literary devices. The performance showcases the Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg) and brings attention to women's roles, as well as...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
Can dogs be heroes? Examine the experience of rescue dogs on 9/11 with a class discussion and small group activity. As learners read about different canine first responders and the roles they played, they design a Medal of Commemoriation...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Existence: One-to-One Functions and Inverses
One-to-one means the answer is simple, right? Given four graphs, pupils use a vertical line to test each graph to find out if they are one-to-one. By using the resource, learners realize that not all one-to-one relations are functions....
11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Designed
Use Square Roots to Solve Quadratic Equations: Plus or Minus
Get two answers from a single equation. Pupils use the interactive to take the square root of nine and see the graphical representation of the two solutions. Individuals realize that solutions to quadratic equations that are solved by...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed