Roll the Tape! Roll the Tape!
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students use iMovie to create a video highlighting their middle school in order to share with incoming students.
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The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Count of Monte Cristo: Questioning Strategy – Tossed Terms
Do you know the setting of The Count of Monte Cristo? What about the main characters? Explore the elements of Alexandre Dumas' novel with a reading comprehension activity. Kids toss boxes with literary elements written on each side, and...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Tools for ESL Lesson Planning
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Rock & Roll through Literary Terms: An Upbeat Lyrical Adventure
Students participate in a variety of activities surrounding Rock & Roll music, lyrics, drama and visual art and how they all help demonstrate examples of literary terms. They use Rock & Roll as an effective aid to stimulate their...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Multimedia Presentation on Roll of Thunder Hear Me Cry
What a wonderful way to follow up on the reading of, Roll of Thunder Hear Me Cry! The instructional activity has pupils split up into small groups of two to four young scholars. Each group must work collaboratively to create a multimedia...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
An Imaginary Creature And Then Using Describing And Action Words for a Creative Writing Exercise
You have to collect lots of materials (boxes, bags, toilet paper rolls, etc.) for this instructional activity to work successfully. After modeling how to create an imaginary creature out of the collection of recycled materials, let your...
3rd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Changes of Musical Elements in Popular Music Through the Decades
Students probe samples of European classical, American jazz, and rock and roll to analyze the similarities and differences. The styles and form of these three types of music are examined for tempo, timbre, and rhythm.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts