In this language arts learning exercise, students read the essay prompt about uniqueness. Students write an essay about what makes them unique and why uniqueness is important.
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How Have Nonconformists Contributed to Society?
"Whoso would be a man, must be a noncomformist." Or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson in his "Self-Reliance" essay. Class members are encouraged to explore the goodness of a nonconformist and decide for themselves if this person deserves...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Water's Journey Expedition
Step into a scientist's shoes to go online and discover the Florida Springs Expedition, and participate in two activities focusing on how humans impact the environment. The first activity asks scholars to summarize the six dispatches at...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Nevada: The State of Sin?
Here is the big question: "Why does Nevada base much of its economy on illicit behaviors?" To uncover the answer, the class reads two articles and discusses how the state of Nevada has used its Tenth Amendment rights to build their...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands
Middle schoolers conduct research to put Anne Frank's diary into historical context. They use maps, timelines, essays and websites to examine the early victories of the German army, paying special attention to the Netherlands and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts