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Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct four electrifying electricity experiments that challenge young scientists to explore positive and negative charges and magnetic fields without the shock.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
 The narrative works of Frederick Douglass engage learners in the topic of slavery. They will experience American history in a new way, a Douglass expresses his thoughts in his own words. Pupils then interpret this literary work.   
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The Glorious Whitewasher

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young readers can be exposed to the literary works of Mark Twain as they interact with challenging text and gain experience by reading the complex passages of chapter two "The Glorious Whitewasher" from his famous book, The Adventures of...
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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
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A Close Look at Close Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Take a close look at this 14-page resource that contains everything you want to know about close reading, from what it is and is not, to suggestions for how to choose a text and craft text-dependent questions that encourage readers to...
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Engaging Students with Primary Source

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young historians learn how to analyze various forms of primary source documents. The colorful packet is packed with all you need to engage kids in this essential skill.
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How False News Can Spread

For Students 7th - 12th
Here's a must-see video. The topic—circular reporting, or the intentional spreading and leaking of false information. The big idea here is to teach viewers to recognize and avoid contributing to the cycle.
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Scientific Method Sheet

For Students 2nd - 8th
This snazzy little scientific method worksheet assists young scientists in acquiring new knowledge while conducting experiments. A simple, ready-to-use tool for recording data.
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Lunchroom Fight II

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
To determine who should be suspended for a lunchroom fight, groups must source, contextualize, and corroborate the testimonies of various participants and witnesses.
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The Hobbit: Biopoem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As part of their reading of The Hobbit, readers create a biopoem for one of Tolkien's characters.
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The Hobbit: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Considering using Tolkien's The Hobbit for book circles or whole-class reading? Check out this packet that provides an overview of the novel, some interesting background materials, and links to additional resources.
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Lessons for Social Studies Educators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Point of view, purpose, and tone: three concepts readers of primary and secondary source materials must take into account when examining documents. Class members view a PowerPoint presentation and use the SOAPS strategy to identify an...
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Chapter 14 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Class members generate Level 1, 2, and 3 questions for Chapter 14 of Francesco D’Adamo’s Iqbal, a novel about child labor and abuse. In addition, they learn how to summarize a narrative text.
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Chapter 13 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inderjit Khurana, Betty Makoni, and Cynthia Maung. As part of a study of the rights of children launched by a reading of Iqbal, Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel about child labor, class members review information about these three...
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Chapter 12 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Chapter 12 of Francesco D'Adamo's Iqbal is the focus of a packet of intervention materials designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. The lesson follows the routines and procedures established in the...
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Chapter 10 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Intended to be used with the 10th chapter of Francesco D’Adamo’s novel, Iqbal, a novel about child labor. The 42-page packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. As...