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Then and Now
Students explain the differences and time relationships between the past simple, present perfect (continuous) and present simple tenses when speaking about the past and present. They use a graphic organizer before speaking.
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Phineas Gage: “Medicine: Then and Now” Pre-Reading Activity
What did medicine look like a hundred years ago? Two hundred years ago? Invite small groups to conduct research on the history of a chosen medical advancement before reading Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science....
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Persuasion as Text: Organizational, Grammatical, and Lexical Moves in Barbara Jordan’s All Together Now
A thorough lesson on persuasive writing takes middle schoolers through several activities, including group discussion, collaborative posters, and independent writing. They compare historical speeches and analyze the persuasive techniques...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Thousands of Years from Now
Predictive lit warns about unintended consequences. In his short story, "Thousands of Years from Now" Hans Christian Anderson imagines how travelers thousands of years from now will explore the great monuments and cities of the world....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself
The narrative works of Frederick Douglass engage learners in the topic of slavery. They will experience American history in a new way, a Douglass expresses his thoughts in his own words. Pupils then interpret this literary work.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
All in a Day's Work
Who is Herman Melville? Read and discuss "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street." Then, discuss the film adaptations of Melville's work and translate a passage of the text into modern-day English. Discussion questions are...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Education in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird
Learners read and discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. In this literature activity, students read the texts and examine the school experience long ago. Learners create a profile of the history of their...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Lesson: Heroes: Then and Now
What is the difference between Hercules and Spiderman? Both are heroes, right? Kids identify the characteristics that make a hero, and analyze the differences between heroes of long ago and today. They write creative stories describing a...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts