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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 4, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Machiavelli's The Prince challenges readers to ponder the role of leadership and to consider the qualities that make a good ruler. After a close reading and discussion of Machiavelli's ideas, the five-lesson unit concludes with class...
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Cyberbullying—Alternate Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should schools be permitted to punish young scholars for off-campus cyberbullying? After reading a passage that details statistics about cyberbullying and Supreme Court rulings about schools' ability to limit student speech, class...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Gathering and Using Evidence to Analyze Points of View in A Long Walk to Water (Chapter 5)

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewClass members engage in discussion about how culture, place, and time influence a character's identity in A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Then, as part of a mid-unit assessment, they complete a Gathering Evidence graphic...
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Unit 1: Building Historical Background Knowledge: The Road to Revolution 1754–1776

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What were the conditions that led to the American Revolution? What are the conditions that lead to revolution in other times and places? Class members examine primary source materials and use evidence drawn from these documents to craft...
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Persuasive Writing: Smoking Bans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health lesson plan, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people smoke and...
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Was Congress’s Violation of the First Amendment During the McCarthy Era Justified?

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
“I have in my hand 57 cases of individuals who would appear to be either card carrying members or certainly loyal to the Communist Party. . .” Senator Joseph McCarthy certainly stirred the pot with his claims. The result was a series of...
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History Helps When It Comes To Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 8th Standards
Get ready to move, shake, slip, and slide with a well-rounded plate tectonics unit! The engaging resource includes everything you need to inspire eighth grade science scholars, from worksheets to demonstrations. Assess their...
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Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars analyze why the Founding Fathers separated the governmental powers into three branches. They use evidence from a short video clip, the third in a 50-part series, to draw conclusions on the importance of having checks and...
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Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Scholars examine the courageous efforts made by civil rights activist, Rosa Parks. Discussion questions and a brief writing assignment follows a short film. A photograph and a silent film delve deeper into Park's history and three...
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Debate: Should the U.S. Annex the Philippines?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Building an argument with supporting evidence is a vital skill. Learners engage in a debate over the annexation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War. They take on the perspective of an individual from that time period,...
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What Were the Main Achievements of the Mayan Civilization?

For Students 7th - 10th
Guided reading questions can keep kids focused. Here they read about Mayan Civilization and then answer 9 fill-in-the-blank questions. They must use evidence from their readings to support their answers. The worksheet includes 3...
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Word Pair Analogies 8 (high-advanced level)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Originally designed for those studying for the GRE, you could also use this worksheet in your advanced eleventh or twelfth grade English classroom. Learners study word pair analogies and then write a sentence explaining why they chose...
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Ethics of Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Was the atomic bombing of Japan ethical? After crafting a personal journal response to the question, class members are assigned a position and provided with primary source documents that prepare them to engage in a "Structured Academic...
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George Washington Character Traits

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Honor George Washington and his character traits with a character trait learning exercise. Learners read two letters that Washington wrote in order to determine his character traits, while using evidence from the letters to support their...
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Deconstructing Consumerism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A short, engaging video provides a critique of the hyper-consumerist mentality that many think have taken over the Western world. After watching the video, pupils reflect on their own habits and use evidence to respond to discussion and...
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Fraction Ordering with Lowest Common Denominators: Test Your Strength

For Students 6th Standards
Young mathematicians use a bell and hammer to see how high or low the puck goes. Then, they order the fractional values to demonstrate the greatest to lowest hit. Students then respond to several questions that require them to use...
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The 2018 Mock Trial Case

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
All rise! Scholars put their skills to the test in a mock trial. Using evidence, photographs, and testimony, they role play the trial in the classroom. Rules of law—and the court room—come to life as the class becomes a place of law! 
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Dred Scott v. Sanford (1857)

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A slave comes before the Supreme Court to ask for freedom and uses evidence from documents like the Declaration of Independence only to have the prosecution use the same evidence against him. Scholars investigate the various documents...
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Convince Me! A Persuasive Writing Unit for 2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Elementary learners are not often shy about expressing what they want, but they could use a little help organizing their arguments. Help young writers work through a series of persuasive writing exercises that emphasize the importance of...
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Ancient Philosophy: Greeks or Romans?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile often not recognized, the ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers still echo today. Using a series of videos and graphic organizers, individuals explore how ancient Greeks and Romans have influenced current Western political...
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Case of the Crown Jewels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can your biology class crack the Case of the Crown Jewels? Junior forensics experts try their hands at DNA restriction analysis in an exciting lab activity. The lesson introduces the concept of restriction analysis, teaches pipetting and...
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The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince...
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Diagnosing a Zombie: Brain and Body

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Could zombies be driven by brain functions just like humans? This is a creative way to demonstrate to your class how we can use evidence and reasoning to diagnose particular situations, as well as to provide young learners with an...
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Voting Age

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should age matter when it comes to voting? Scholars read an article discussing the pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16. They then consider both the advantages and disadvantages of having younger voters. After thinking about...

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