Stranger Than Fiction
Young scholars reflect on the importance of science literacy. They review the year's science curriculum by reading, discussing and writing questions on teacher-selected New York Times articles and the related science content.
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Guided Reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins
Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins in this guided reading lesson. Young learners read the historical novel by Scott O'Dell independently, and discuss plot points and characterization with their classmates throughout the book. After they...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Comparison of Women Writers From the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
Students compare and contrast the literature of the Republic of Korea to that of the United States with an emphasis on women writers. In this women writers lesson, students complete a 30 page packet of analysis activities for women...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Analyzing an Argument
How do you read non-fiction, informational text? How do you recognize the rhetorical devices a writer is using? How do you determine the tone of such a document? Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address provides a perfect vehicle for learners...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy and Fact
Who would've thought that a video on vampire imagery could also be such a fantastic resource on cultural folklore, European history, and human anatomy? This video illustrates how the vampire image has evolved throughout history across...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science
The Stranger Redeemed: A Portrait of a Black Poet
Read and analyze poems by African-American authors. Using the text, they identify the various patterns, subjects, language and dialects used. Then team up to compare and contrast the various authors and define new vocabulary. The lesson...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
"Night": A Study in Compassion and Courage
Young scholars read the novel, "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Using excerpts from the novel, they complete a performance and literary technique objective. In groups, they finish handouts to give them more information on the Holocaust. They...
10th - 12th English Language Arts