Thanksgiving - Defining Words
Students, introduced to the American holiday of Thanksgiving, explore the origins of Thanksgiving, define words that are used in association with Thanksgiving, and explore the themes surrounding Thanksgiving in American society.
Higher Ed English Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Anonymous Patriots: Songs of the Revolution
Give your class a deeper understanding of the context and meaning behind early American song lyrics. By reading the lyrics to "Yankee Doodle" and "Revolutionary Tea," high schoolers will practice analysis by examining the structure and...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Music of the Mardi Gras Indians
The traditions, costumes, and the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, African-Americans and those with African American or Native American Heritage are the focus of a unit that introduces class members to a little-known group that plays a...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Understanding What Reading Is All About: Teaching Materials for Adult Basic Education Learners
Adult special education learners focus on literacy across 13 detailed lessons. They utilize real-life text interactions to learn about components of reading, word analysis, sight words, fluency, vocabulary, and spelling. There is also a...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Analyzing the Internet for English Learners
English language learners explore the Internet! First, they discuss common Internet vocabulary such as homepage, results, images, etc. Then, they complete a scavenger hunt where they visit Google, Yahoo, and MSN webpages and explore...
3rd - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria
What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus,...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Thanksgiving: Simple Present Tense Review
This Thanksgiving-themed activity provides learners a way to practice using the correct verb. With 8 fill-in-the-blank questions students have to identify the meaning of the sentence in order to choose the correct verb form.
1st - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Culture - Unit on Culture & Globalization
Students examine the spread of American culture throughout the world. They read an article, discuss items made by foreign-owned companies, complete handouts, read and discuss a case study, and conduct a role-play about a U.S.-Canada...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Words Really Matter: Examining Language at School
Help your learners gain sensitivity and become aware of the implications of the words they see, hear, and use about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. After making lists of words or phrases they hear or use in school...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable