Young Adults who Give and Receive Help
Young scholars discuss examples of ways that individuals help when they may not realize they are providing assistance. They then discuss what they believe motivates someone to help another person.
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"Who Was George Washington?" Reading Comprehension
Most everyone knows that George Washington was the First President of the United States. But there is more to find out in a biography about him and a worksheet that goes with it. With 1–3 questions per chapter, learners answer...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Young Adults Who Give and Receive Help
Students analyze how young adults view and experience the social impact of giving and receiving help. In this behavior analysis lesson, students discuss acts of kindness and motivations behind the acts. Students examine all aspects of...
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6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts