Where's King Solomon when we need him?: Good decisions on resources
Students use geographic information to suggest how to manage natural resources through a simulation. They engage in a simulation, and decide how to protect, allocate, and exploit the resources of a hypothetical location.
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Fixing Comma Splices and Run-Ons Worksheet
Approach run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments with humor. The worksheet is made up of two exercises, which are, in turn, each made up of a series of somewhat silly sentences that need punctuation help. For the first...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Thematic Motifs in The House on Mango Street
Explore identity and community through an expository essay based on The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. This two-week unit on writing an essay provides a brief description of each day and all of the worksheets and materials you...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Out Where the West Begins
Examine the mythology of the American West with Arthur Chapman's poem "Out Where the West Begins." Learners read the poem, answer text-dependent questions, and take some notes on a few more questions to prepare for a class discussion.
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Human Impact on the Food Web of Santa Cruz Island
What happens when a non-native species is introduced onto an island? Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Island chain located off the coast of southern California, provides the perfect laboratory for young environmental scientists to...
9th - 12th Science
A Mini lesson on Semicolons
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-lesson on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how this...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?
Much has been made of the differences between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. But was there any common ground between them? Class members reconsider what they think they know about these two civil rights leaders with biographical...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How We Think Complex Cells Evolved
Being able to absorb the abilities of other life forms may seem like something taken from a superhero movie, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Join the narrator as he takes viewers back billions of years to investigate how...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Where Do Genes Come From?
No, you didn't get your genes from the local clothing store. Learn where they really come from by watching this video as it explores how the genes found in all plants and animals today have arisen over billions of years of mutations from...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable