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The European Union

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars gain knowledge of the EU through current events and map skills. They review and increase their ability to use maps. Students work in groups to find current events about the EU in the available magazine and newspapers.
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What We Read About

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine current events and create an artistic image that portrays the feelings brought forth by these readings.
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A Right to Bear Arms - One Patriot's View

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research Samuel Adams' role in the crafting of the Second Amendment. They consider how Adams' views evolved with time and write a one-page response linking their research to current events.
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British Royalty Tours the U.S.

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars share their knowledge of England, then read a news article about Prince Charles's anticipated visit to the U.S. For this current events lesson (written prior to Prince Charles's visit), the teacher introduces the article...
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Colossal Squid Caught in Antarctic

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students define the word colossal, then read a news article about an enormous squid caught off Antarctica. In this animal studies and current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with dictionary and vocabulary...
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Oprah Winfrey Opens New School in Africa

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Africa and share their knowledge of the continent, then read a news article about Oprah Winfrey building a school in South Africa. In this current events activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher...
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Traveling Cat Flown Home to Family

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Wisconsin and Belgium on a world map, then read a news article about a cat that stowed away on ship from the U.S. to Europe. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with map and vocabulary...
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Chicago White Sox Win World Series

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Return to the Moon

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to statements about space exploration, then read a news article about plans to resume manned flights to the moon. For this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Generate an Argument: Indian Point Nuclear Plant

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Small groups in your physics class collaborate on researching and forming an opinion on whether or not to continue operating the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Once the information is gathered and an argument developed,...
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Creative Country Writing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
If you're looking for a cross-curricular activity for language arts and social studies, this could be a great addition to your class. After researching the historical and current events of a given country on Gale Cengage, they write a...
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A Nation Of Immigrants

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research the challenges of immigration from countries around the world. Students view the movie El Norte. They discuss current events related to immigration. They present information on well known Hispanic immigrants and their...
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Sacco and Vanzetti: “The Case That Will Not Die”

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Studying this case within its historical context can help us better understand urgent current issues of today.
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How to Write a Biography

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Looking for a great lesson on how to write a biography? Here, middle schoolers draw from magazine articles, novels, historical figures, and current events to choose a person, or character to write about in a biography. They follow a...
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From Quotation to Interpretation in Informational Texts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
How to ignite thoughtful written responses with the words of philosophers, artists, and current events.

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