What Have We Done?
Students investigate the effect of dams on the ecosystem. In this environmental lesson, students read case studies on the Aswan Dam and the Colorado River Basin and construct a T-chart to compare the effects on the region.
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We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Leads to Revolution?
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Homophobia: What is It? What Can We Do About It?
A two-part lesson plan focuses on the sensitive issues of homophobia, discrimination, sexuality, and gender. Middle schoolers discuss individual and institutional discrimination, personal rights, homosexuality, and bullying.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Nurdles’ Quest for Ocean Domination
Nurdles aren't the cute characters of a new children's cartoon, they are the tiny plastic pellets slowly polluting the world's water supply. Learn all about these little trouble makers with this short video that explores the impacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?
Raising the global temperature by two degrees may not seem like much, but the impact this would have on the planet is amazing. Follow along with this short video as it examines how even a small change to a system can turn its regular,...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable