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A Job Fit for a King—Martin Luther King, Jr.
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The third Monday in January marks the day that we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he left behind. His leadership and commitment to the civil rights movement will never be forgotten. Celebrate his achievements, struggles, and perseverance with a collection that looks deep into his life and speeches. Learners analyze his most famous speech, as well as the movements he led including The March on Washington, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Albany Movement, The Birmingham Campaign, The Chicago Campaign, and The Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike.
Responding with Kindness Role-plays
6th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewThank you. Excuse me. I'm sorry! Pupils watch a video about encouraging things people should say more often. Next, they work in small groups to develop a role-play based on a difficult situation. They perform their role-plays for the...
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 15
3rd - 6th
“A man without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself … He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.”—John Foster. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 15 of 20 teaches the class about positive character...
Motor Car and Galimoto: An Intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students...
Breaking the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson's Combat Against Racism
9th - 12th
Young scholars explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history lesson plan, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Young scholars discuss...
Sequencing of Events in the Slave Narrative of Henry "Box" Brown
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What steps did Henry "Box" Brown take while planning his own escape from slavery? Learners work in groups to analyze segments of Brown's narrative and identify the sequence of the most important events of his story.
The Old Man and the Sea: Narrative Essay
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Finish a unit on Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea with a narrative essay. Based on Santiago's harrowing adventures, the essay prompts readers to think about a time when they were faced with a challenge, overcame a disability,...
Sharing Stories; Discovering Cultures Lesson 4: Stories of Heroes
Tenth graders brainstorm heroic characters that have been portrayed in film and television, examine characteristics that different cultures ascribe to heroes, distinguish between real-life and fantasy heroes, research heroic character...
DEVELOPING A MONOLOGUE OR JOURNAL ENTRY BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DUST BOWL
9th - 12th
Students infer the emotions of various individuals portrayed in the photographs and depict these feelings in a monologue or journal entry. Students explore the verisimilitude of art to reality, sharing ideas and observations in class...
Building Character: Remaining Resilient, Resourceful, and Responsible in the Face of Adversity
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the different types of adversity African-Americans face. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios in which they discover the importance of facing their fears and taking responsibility for their...
Wanted Dead or Alive: The Entrepreneur of the Year
9th - 12th
Students investigate entrepreneurship as it relates to careers. In this career planning instructional activity, students create goals leading up to their career of choice. They identify the characteristics necessary ti be successful in...