What's the Real Deal?
Students investigate product counterfeiting and its impact on the US economy. They research product counterfeiting on the Internet then create a "fakes" fact sheet about a specific group of products such as music cods or beanie babies.
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Dealing with Peer Influence: What Are Bullying and Harassment? Lesson 1 of 2
Fifth graders review definitions of bullying and harassment, respond to real-life bullying scenario from news, television, or movie, brainstorm possible solutions and consequences for negative behavior, and discuss how their peers...
5th Social Studies & History
Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships
Sexting can be risky, but do your pupils understand the possible consequences and how to deal with tricky situations? Start your lesson off with a brief discussion about communication and a video about a real-life sexting issue. The...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Safe Online Talk
Teach your pupils how to appropriately deal with inappropriate online talk. Begin with a brief discussion before showing an included short video of three learners talking about their experiences with online communication. Partners...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Police Officer’s 101
What characteristics does an effective police officer have? Your young citizens will explore the roles of police officers and/or SRO's in their community by participating in an acting activity, whereby they will be given a particular...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Youth Emergency Preparedness
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Real Deal on the Digestive System
Sixth graders explore the human body by viewing video clips. In this digestive system activity, 6th graders discuss what they think happens when they swallow food. Students view a Brain Pop clip demonstrating the digestion of food and...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Great Depression: Eating on a Shoestring
Students explore the realities of feeding a family on a very limited budget by comparing the cost of living in the 1930s to the cost of living today. Using primary documents and technology to make the comparison, they identify the impact...
6th - 8th Health
Trash! How Cities Work: Dealing with Garbage in the US and India
Students identify how different cultures deal with the challenge of trash. Read an excerpt from a chapter book based on real life written from the Southern Indian perspective. Describe the life of a street child in Southern India....
4th - 6th Social Studies & History