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Teaching Animal Farm
All animals are comrades in a thorough unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. With reading comprehension questions, research project ideas, resources for building prior knowledge about the Russian Revolution, and many ways to extend...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology
It's no myth: this packet on Greek mythology is an excellent addition to your social studies curriculum. With writing activities, such as short answer responses and biopoems, and reading activities, which include creation stories and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Story of an Hour
Kate Chopin's oft anthologized "Story of an Hour" offers readers an opportunity to practice close reading skills and to use specific evidence from a text to support an analysis. The story also opens the discussion of a writer's use of...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Immigration Through Popular Culture
Class members are introduced to a project-based learning unit on US immigration with an activity that asks them to analyze sheet music and other primary source materials to uncover issues raised by immigration.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Privacy and Online Life: Protect Yourself
Help your class protect privacy, security, and their online profiles with this examination of social media, especially Facebook, and who can see what about each of us. Resource contains useful links for learners to conduct their own...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Placing Events on a Timeline
Put important events in chronological order with a lesson about timelines. With a variety of topics stemming from world history, the packet of worksheets provides analytical activity for learners to decide where certain events fall...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
8 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Slowing Down Time (in Writing & Film)
How do you slowmo a story? The narrator of a short video models how to slow down the pace of a narrative by using concepts drawn from slow motion filming. Just as slow motion in a film is achieved by speeding up the process so that more...
6 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable