Students test a hypothesis to see if there is a direct correlation between number of hours of TV viewing and academic grade. They collect and compile data to enter on a spreadsheet and create a word processing document supporting their findings.
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How Much Screen Time?
Conduct original research with a social survey about television viewing time. Sixth graders take notes about television viewing and then come up with at least three hypotheses to test with their surveys. The plan calls for collaboration...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Now That's Beautiful!
Your class experiences dozens of messages about beauty every day by reading magazines, watching movies, and listening to the radio. Have them analyze society's view of beauty in groups after discussing several resources, including Dove's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Is TV Stronger Than Ever, or Becoming Obsolete?
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History
First Meeting of the Indians and the Europeans
Your class hears a Native American Indian point of view of Europeans' arrival in Louisiana. They assess how cultural perspectives (especially an insider's view) and native language can shape a story. Each pupil identifies the...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Journal of Time: A Historical Perspective
Analyze the setting behind the Great Depression in California with Pam Munoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising. Middle schoolers assess the protagonist during her coming-of-age moments, while migrant workers manage the hardships of the era. Each...
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