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Agriculture: It Doesn't Just Happen

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading an informational text on the Agricultural Research Service, learners research the role of the ARS in Oklahoma. Using reputable online sources, they label a map of the state with relevant areas. Researchers focus on one of...
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Me and My Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars complete the California CareerZone's Quick Assessment to identify their dream job. The assessment calculates responses to provide a list of careers. Learners choose one from their list and discuss it with their peers. 
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An Online Tool I Can Use

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars explore the California Career Center website to gain insight into future career options. A scavenger hunt challenges pupils to locate multiple tabs and answer questions on a worksheet.
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My Dream Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
After completing an interest assessment, scholars discover a list of careers that appeal to their interests. They choose one to research and present their findings to their peers. 
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I Have “M.I.” Strengths!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Scholars complete an interest survey to discover their learning style. Based on their newfound knowledge, learners examine and discuss a list of careers that work best with their learning style.
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Concussions: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach middle schoolers to learn how to prevent concussions, recognize the symptoms of a concussion, and what they should do in case of a concussion. After reading articles that provide background information, groups create factsheets...
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Obesity: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Screen time and fast foods, sugary drinks and greasy fries have lead to one-third of tween and teens being overweight or obese. As part of the Health Problems Series scholars analyze the nutritional value of the school food services menu...
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Diabetes: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading a series of articles that provide background information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, class members design a meal plan and an activity plan for a weeklong summer camp for 5- to 8-year olds with diabetes. A second...
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Eating Disorders: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Raise awareness of eating disorders with a two-activity lesson plan with middle schoolers reading articles to gather background information and then create audio messages and advertisements that promote healthy self-esteem and body image.
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Cold and Flu: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Wouldn't it be lovely if people were immune from colds and flu? Alas, such is not the case; however, there are things we can do to avoid getting or spreading these pesky health hazards. Middle schoolers read articles that provide them...
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Asthma: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Two activities teach middle schoolers about asthma and how it can affect people's lives. After reading a series of articles and watching two videos that provide background information about asthma, pupils design an interactive game that...
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Smoking: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Light up middle schoolers' understanding of the monetary and health costs of smoking with two activities. First, class members calculate how much a smoker would spend in a year if they smoke a pack a week or a day. They then explore...
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Alcohol: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To get the word out about the realities of teens and tweens drinking alcohol, class members engage in two activities. For the first, groups design highway billboards about the dangers of alcohol drinking. Class members then create a...
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Water Safety: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Taking care of younger children is often the first job for many middle schoolers. Learning how to keep themselves and their young charges safe, especially around water, is essential. Two activities teach teens, and tweens water safety...
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Food Safety: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The flu or food poisoning? Middle schoolers learn how to safely prepare, cook, clean up, and store food with a lesson plan that has them first read articles about food safety. Partners create a video that shows them modeling these steps...
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Science and Technology Start-Up Stars

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Try something new and become an entrepreneur. Scholars first learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and come up with a definition. They then watch videos where the narrators come up with a solution to a problem in their lives. The set...
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STEM-gineers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have what it takes to be an inventor? After researching the life of a famous inventor or innovator, scholars brainstorm the characteristics of a successful innovator. They then take part in a project of their choice to learn about the...
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Investigative Journalism that Inspired Change

For Teachers 6th Standards
Three lessons focusing on the importance of investigative journalism make up a 19-page teacher's guide. In the first, young journalists determine the differences between investigative journalism and conventional forms of journalism. The...
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Wyoming Women Get the Vote | State of Equality

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After watching the trailer for the documentary State of Equality, class members conduct addition research and develop a digital presentation, poster or essay about the Women's Suffrage Movement.
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Myth and Truth: The First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Encourage learners to think critically about common myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in Colonial America. They discover that behind every myth are many possible explanations—and that learning more about American history helps them...
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Utah Open Textbook: 6th Grade Science

For Students 6th Standards
There are many interactions among living things and their surroundings. Scholars learn about Earth, the moon, and the sun and how they relate to the solar system by completing a reading. They also investigate basics of physical science...
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Contemporary Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Despite the recognized atrocities of the Holocaust, anti-semitism continues. The 11th and final installment of the Teaching the Holocaust series explores the long-term effects of the Holocaust on modern anti-semitism, asking pupils to...
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Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After the Holocaust, the world grappled with how to bring justice to the Nazis. But what to do with the thousands—if not millions—who allowed it to happen? Young historians consider the issues of guilt, collaboration, and responsibility...
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Propaganda and anti-semitism were linked to evil ends during the Holocaust. Using video testimony of Holocaust survivors, examples of Nazi propaganda, and discussion questions, learners explore the roots of anti-semitism in Europe and...