When Athletes Are Off-Base
Students explore whether or not athletes have a responsibility to be role models in society.
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Are You a Good Listener?
Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a activity based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and self-assessment tools...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 3: "Las Papayas/Papayas")
Start off your day with a quick reading comprehension quiz about chapter three of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. After they complete the quiz, pupils participate in a discussion and look closely at the text. A strong Common Core...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “E pluribus Unum”
Out of many, one. Guide eighth graders through a historical exploration of American immigration policy with a research unit. Individuals craft their arguments to develop a position before organizing and presenting their evidence-based...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Personal Morals vs. Political Moves Document Based Essay
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? Tackle this question with primary source analysis and an essay. The packet includes historical background, a writing prompt, a combined outline and checklist, and ten primary documents paired with...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North”
Challenge the assumptions class members may have about slavery with this excerpt from Harriet Ann Jacobs' narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Included in the packet are text-based and discussion questions based on the reading.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Are We Obsessed with Superheroes?
Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Captain America. Why are we obsessed with superheroes? David Wright provides an answer to this essential question in an article that is sure to grab the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Zounds!
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens When You Have a Concussion?
Ever had a concussion? Watch a video that explains the complicated dangers of concussions and how brain neurons are damaged during a concussion. Discover ways to heal the brain after a concussion and the long term effects of head trauma.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Many Verb Tenses Are There in English?
You don't need a time machine to travel through time—you just need the English language! Explore the 12 possible ways to describe something that happened, something that is still happening, or something that will happen with an engaging...
4 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Implement Project Based Learning to Engage Students
Can a math teacher employ project-based learning? Learn how one great math teacher uses PBL to design math projects that provide learners with a more challenging and holistic learning experience. A wonderful article, that includes three...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts