Writing a Biography - Part Three
High schoolers edit and revise a first draft of an essay which they are in the process of writing. They proofread for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors while using their word processing skills.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Biography
Introduce your unit on Their Eyes Were Watching God with a biography lesson plan about the author, Zora Neale Hurston. A 16-minute audio track depicts Hurston's contribution to both the literary world and to the Harlem Renaissance, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civility in Elections
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US Constitution Human Scavenger Hunt
Here is a fun way to get your learners moving around the classroom, interacting with their classmates, and summarizing what they know about the United States Constitution! In this human scavenger hunt, your young citizens will find...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Exercises: World War I, #3
What does your class know about WWI? They can share their knowledge by responding to three short-answer questions. They'll discuss human rights issues during WWI, the role of imperialism, and causes of the war from the perspective of the...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Writing Exercises: World War II, #3
The class responds to three writing prompts focused on WWII. They describe the role Adolf Hitler played in the war, compare and contrast German and British views of the war, and explain the geographical scope of the war at its height.
9th - 11th English Language Arts
US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Storming of The Bastille July 14. 1789 (Part 2/3)
The insanity escalates as soldiers shoot at commoners who were trying to get gunpowder from the Bastille. Now, the citizens along with deserters from the King's army have even more of a thirst for revenge. Governor de Laurnay has a...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History