Students explore how emotions affect the decision-making of peacekeepers and design simulators for training emergency-response personnel.
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Explore the many types of feelings and how people express them with a lesson compiled of kid-friendly activities that spark critical thinking, self-reflection, and reinforce language and writing skills. Scholars delve into the variety of...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Establishing a Strong Authorial Voice
Why do some phrases contribute to a weak authorial voice? The first page of this packet explains what a strong and weak voice sound like, and it lists some common phrases that clutter writing, ultimately weakening it. The second page...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Write a Strong Ending for a Narrative
The end is near. After all the brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising, it is time for young writers to conclude their personal narratives. Reading back over their drafts, children generate lists of the different emotions they...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing to a Historical Poet
Poetry is a very personal and introspective art form. Give your class the opportunity to understand how a poet's voice can speak to them on a personal level, and that every reader can respond to an author differently. After a poetic...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed