In this using an electronic encyclopedia activity, students read a paragraph and then examine an entry. Students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding the data.
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Critical Thinking through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers
What is and what will be the role of newspapers in the future? Keeping this essential question in mind, class members use print, electronic, and/or web editions of newspapers, to investigate topics that include financial literary,...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Animal Research: A Multimedia Approach
Explore the animal kingdom from the safety your classroom. Intended to build on previous learning about ecosystems, this lesson involves students working in pairs to research their favorite animal and present their findings to the class....
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Designed
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Active Reading with American History
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive lesson about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze characters...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed