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The Experience of the Child Laborer
Students make discoveries about the child laborer through a selection of readings. They make connections between the website readings of the child laborers' personal stories and the images that they saw in the previous lesson.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 2
Where to begin? The focus on this instructional activity in a series of units designed to help seniors compose a narrative response to a prompt found on the college Common Application, is on the techniques writers employ to craft an...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Should Kids be Allowed to Participate on Reality TV Shows?
Controversial issues, by definition, are issues in which both sides of the issue can be supported with strong arguments and evidence. In this skill-building lesson, class members learn how to evaluate evidence. Using the information...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate Curriculum
How do you affirm and negate a statement of value? What is refutation? Interested in debate? Introduce your class to the format of the Lincoln Douglas debate with 14 lessons, designed to be used in order, so that debaters learn the logic...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cotton Mills from Differing Perspectives: Critically Analyzing Primary Documents
The working conditions in the cotton mills at the turn of the 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that ask learners to examine primary source documents written from different perspectives. In the first activity, groups...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Industrialization of the American Landscape - Language Arts
Students examine poetry , editorials, and other writings during the Industrial Revolution. They perform a "chalk talk" to explain perceptions, ideas and observations of the working world. Students write poetry and essays modeled after...
9th - 12th English Language Arts