Searching for the Evidence
Students search for five examples of people in American History whose actions benefited the common good. They identify the democratic core values in the people they find. They examine the history of the United States as nation.
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BSI: Biographical Scene Investigators
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Compare and Contrast Local Government Around the World
Give your instruction of local government a boost with this compare and contrast lesson plan! With links and handouts to guide the searching process, your government enthusiasts examine local government and the government in another...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Indian Removal Act: Was it Constitutional?
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Clash of Cultures: Cortes Conquers Moctezuma and the Aztecs
Focus on the main idea of an informational reading article about the conflict between Aztec and European cultures, and the eventual collapse of the native Latin American cultures. After class members read the passage, they answer four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed