Toys 'R' Us and Amazon.com Part-Harder Lesson
Students read and discuss an article about the separation of Toysrus.com and Amazon.com after a lengthy court battle. They complete a variety of activities regarding the article and business partnerships.
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A Lesson Before Dying: Figurative Language
Visualize the rich imagery from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying with a discussion about setting. Kids reflect on the setting and its impact on the story before writing about various events and characterization. For homework,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”
Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough lesson explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
4 Lessons From Robots about Being Human
Who would have thought that inanimate robotics could actually teach us so much about being human? As Ken Goldberg describes his fascinating work and advancements in robotics, he simultaneously offers four valuable character lessons....
17 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
St. Patricks Day Lesson: The Real Story of St. Patrick
Fun St. Patrick's Day facts abound. The lesson plan tells the story of the most famous icons associated with the holiday: the shamrock, snakes, Celtic religion, Irish history, and St. Patrick himself.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Progressive Era Lesson Plan
The women working for equal rights in the early 20th century weren't a part of one large group; rather, they were members of dozens of small groups focused on social reform. Explore the ways groups in the Progressive Era like National...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 4: Constitution Principles: Popular Sovereignty and Limited Government
Big questions deserve big answers. What is popular sovereignty, limited government, and citizenship? The class discusses voter apathy and citizenship, writes poems about citizenship, and blogs daily about model citizenship. Handouts...
12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools
Bill Gates delves into the big money world of state budgets in the United States, emphasizing the need for greater scrutiny and developing a deeper understanding of the implications of worsening deficits. Gates incorporates a variety of...
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How the Federal Reserve Works, Part 5
How can we ensure economic growth in the United States? We need to reevaluate the economic system we're currently working with. So what is the alternative? Some key speakers share their opinions on the issue here, in the conclusion of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History