Students analyze and graph the results of a nationwide New York Times poll about race in the United States. They poll people in their community regarding their views and experiences, and compare and contrast local and national poll data.
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Lookin’ for Evidence
What is the key to effectively arguing any position? Evidence! But how can we know whether a piece of information is useful to proving our point? Check out this activity whereby your class members will review a fictitious scenario...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Comparison Shopping
Helping adolescents make sound financial choices with effective, accurate cost comparisons is especially important considering how much marketing is directed their way. Make use of varied technology to keep them engaged: text polling,...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
A Positive Spin
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election before discussing an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable