Student Led Staff Development: A Teen's Definition of Crisis
Students research an area that is relavent to their age level that concerns them. They work together to create a presentation to give to the faculty. They must use technology in their presentations.
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A Lesson Before Dying: Character Development
What characteristics would your class attribute to a hero? Have them explore heroic acts and character development with a lesson from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. After discussing a handout, readers decide if small acts can...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development
Students discuss global development and create a graphic representation of the discussion. In this media analysis lesson, students deconstruct disaster coverage by reading articles and identifying missing information. Students research...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9
Find the central idea in an except of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with a literary analysis instructional activity. As your class analyzes a section of the story, they determine how the author forms the...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position
The only way that a heinous act of genocide can succeed is if citizens of surrounding groups and countries turn their backs on those suffering. A thorough language arts module addresses shared central ideas with three separate units,...
11th English Language Arts
Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising
Young learners explore gender roles in advertising by taking an ad campaign they have seen which is specifically directed to one gender, and redesigning the campaign to target the opposite gender. After leading a guided discussion about...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Claims in "The Crisis, No. 1"
"The Crisis, No. 1" is the focus of a series of exercises that ask learners to read closely and annotate Thomas Paine's text. Groups identify claims and evidence in the essay and present their arguments to the class. Teacher background...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Journalism: Technology and Teen Abuse
Students investigate the link between technology and abuse among teens. They research dating abuse when cell phones or the Internet are involved. Working as a team of reporters, photographers, graphic artists, and page designers, they...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Student-Led Parent Conference
Students prepare for student-led parent conferences. In this communication instructional activity, students collect data to build portfolios for use during parent conferences. Students practice their presentations in preparation for the...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Teaching Debate to ESL Students
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable