The Rigors of Learning a New Language
Pupils examine the experiences of a Peace Corps volunteer learning to speak Chinese. They read and discuss an essay written by the Peace Corps volunteer, analyze a map of China, and discuss the author's difficulties in learning the language.
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Recording a Dying Langauge
Is there value in preserving indigenous languages that are almost extinct? That's the question posed to viewers of a short film about the attempt of one Native American woman who is creating a dictionary for Wakchumni, the language of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning
After reviewing this document, you will be an expert in both the definition of project-based learning and how to implement it with your class. Discover and explore thorough explanations, detailed examples, and applicable resources for...
6th - 12th Science
A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
Learning the meaning of a new word is different than knowing its definition. Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations discusses the importance of context in understanding a word's meaning, as well as the fluidity of language...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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
New Year’s Resolution Classroom Activity
Create a sense of accountability among scholars with a activity that focuses on making and keeping New Year's resolutions. Writers compose a five paragraph essay focused on three resolutions—promises to self improvement, to their family,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable