Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Public Good
Students examine the acts of famous athletes. They record the information they collect on to a chart to share with the class. They identify the benefits of private action to help the common good.
9th - 12th English Language Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 5: The Tragic Hero
Should identifying a tragic hero be based on a universal definition or a definition based on the morals and values of a specific culture? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Sylvia Plath's "Colossus" and then...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Linking Verbs Worksheet
It's easy to mix up action verbs and linking verbs, so invite your class to practice with a quick exercise. The sentences here tell a fun story about why a particular pupil couldn't do her homework, and include plenty of verbs to...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Country Solutions Step 3: Who You Gonna Call?
When a problem arises, who is the best for addressing it: an individual, a group, or the government? Given a hypothetical scenario of a science teacher needing more money for her class than the school has to offer, your class members...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Understanding Protagonists and Antagonists
How can you tell if a character is a villain? What about a hero? Work on literary analysis with an engaging language arts learning exercise. After completing an activity about the four types of conflict, learners fill out a character map...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Should Adoption Information Be Kept Private or Made Public?
Help learners develop the skills they need to fully participate in discussions. The whole class reads together an annotated, academic text, and evaluates the evidence presented on both sides of the adoption question. Individuals then...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Should President Truman Do?
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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