The Night Watch
Students contrast and compare a traditional group portrait painted by Rembrandt with a more innovative Rembrandt portrait.
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A Night in Lights: Special Lesson Plan
A good way to become a good writer is to read what you plan to write. Learners take the leap into writing a personal narrative after first reading a really good example. They read the story A Night in Lights, discussing the author's use...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Documentary Film Screening
Watching documentaries is a good way to become well-informed about important issues. Middle and high schoolers organize a screening of a chosen documentary that describes current crises around the world, including homelessness, hunger,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bon appetit! Enjoy a night at a restaurant with a grammar presentation about noun clauses. Full of questions about food, waiters, tips, and other restaurant vocabulary, the presentation prompts learners to practice using noun clauses in...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Cedar Creek
The preservation of Civil War era battlefields is an ongoing argument between cities, corporations, and groups like the Civil War Trust. After watching a brief animated analysis of the Battle of Cedar Creek, a video from the Civil War...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Experience and Perspective
Sixth graders make connections between past experiences and perspective. They read Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith. Then, they analyze a character's history and state the past experiences that form their perspective. In the...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
It's well known that people should get eight hours of sleep each night, but exactly why is that? Follow along with this short video as it investigates the crucial role sleep plays not only in peoples' physical health, but their memory...
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Night to Life is Beautiful
After reading Elie Wiesel's Night, watching the movie Life is Beautiful, and researching World War II, class members write a comparison essay on the book and film. This includes a prior knowledge activity, discussion in whole and small...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Conflict Resolution and Happy Endings
Students analyze the characters and conflicts in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this conflict resolution lesson, students read the play and track the character actions with the specific plots. Students then predict endings...
7th - 9th English Language Arts