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“The Hero’s Journey”: Analyzing a Model Narrative and Continuing to Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Many elements go into an engaging narrative story. Using a helpful resource, scholars analyze a model narrative and deconstruct it using a graphic organizer. Next, they apply their learning from the model to update their plans for their...
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“The Hero’s Journey”: Using a Graphic Organizer to Deconstruct Percy Jackson’s Hero’s Journey and Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to go on a journey! Using a graphic organizer, scholars deconstruct Percy Jackson's hero's journey from the Rick Riordan novel, The Lightning Thief. Next, they begin planning their own hero's journey narrative, creating a profile of...
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Building Background Knowledge About the Hero’s Journey, Part 2: Acts 2 and 3 Plus Focusing on Key Vocabulary in “The Hero’s Journey”

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's all in the details. Scholars read acts two and three of The Hero's Journey and collect important details from the text. They share their notes with their peers and listen for key words from the story. They then turn their attention...
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Inferring about Character: Getting to Know Percy (Chapters 1 and 2)

For Teachers 6th Standards
What a character! Scholars look at two chapters in The Lightning Thief to make inferences about the character Percy. They record both the character's challenges and responses. Learners then work in their triads to discuss the gist of...
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Meeting the Main Character: Launching The Lightning Thief (Chapter 1)

For Teachers 6th Standards
Three is company! Scholars work in groups of three to discuss quotes from the first pages of The Lightning Thief. Each group records their thinking on the paper of the quotes before talking about Percy's character using the Making...
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Building Background Knowledge: Close Reading Part 2 of “Shrouded in Myth”

For Teachers 6th Standards
That was a good talk. Scholars learn about how to conduct a good discussion. They use chart paper and markers to record and discuss  expectations for members when working in a group. They then take a look at vocabulary in Shrouded in...
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Engaging the Reader: Close Reading Part 1 of “Shrouded in Myth”

For Teachers 6th Standards
Read and reread for better understanding. Scholars listen to a read aloud of Shrouded in Myth. They talk with a partner about the things they noticed and wondered about the text. They then listen to the text a second time to focus on the...
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The Troubled Elections of 1796 and 1800

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Congress does more than create new laws. Political scientists delve into the elections of 1796 and 1800 to understand how political parties, the Electoral College, and personal agendas affected the election process. The resource also...
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Global Warming and the Paris Agreement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Global warming: a political debate or a scientific fact? Young historians read text, complete activities, and participate in group discussion to understand the political debate surrounding global warming and the US decision to withdraw...
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Automation and the American Worker

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A thought-provoking resource examines the future of automation and the effects on employment. Academics read informational text, complete written prompts, and participate in activities to understand automation and the possibilities for...
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What Is Important to Me?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Pupils complete an activity sheet to determine what values are most important to them. They then discuss their responses with partners before sharing the results of the discussion with the class. 
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So Much to Do, So Little Time: How Do I Tie All of the Loose Ends Together?

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do people manage to get everything done when there are so few hours in a day? Scholars explore the question as they participate in small group discussions about time management. They construct a daily schedule and complete a...
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Getting Caught in the Web

For Teachers 6th Standards
When it comes to teamwork, it's best not to drop the ball. Pupils stand in a circle, tossing around a ball of yarn to one another to create a web. Next, they use teamwork skills to keep a soccer ball from falling off the web before...
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Social Awareness Strategies

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What are the benefits of developing social awareness? Using the resource, readers learn strategies for fostering civil discourse, creating a participatory classroom, and enhancing family involvement. Scholars also take a personality...
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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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No Bullying Allowed

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Through discussion, role play, read-alouds, writing, and more, scholars explore the concept of bullying and practice having courage while responsibly reporting unfriendly behavior. Friendship and respect are practiced and encouraged. ...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Two lessons stress the importance of keeping your classroom bully-free. Discussion, collaborative work, role-play, and writing allows participants to examine whether their classroom is welcoming to new members and decide what they should...
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Reaching Out to the School Community

For Teachers 6th Standards
When it comes to helping others, the sky's the limit! Pupils discuss practical ways to help others at school. Next, they put their ideas into action by creating a club or group to make a difference in their school communities.
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Peaceful Change

For Students 6th Standards
What do Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all peaceful social activists. As part of a series of lessons about peace activists, learners choose an activist to research, complete an activity sheet...
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Responding with Kindness Role-plays

For Students 6th Standards
Thank 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...
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Positive Self-Talk

For Students 6th Standards
People talking to themselves may not be as crazy as it sounds! Pupils engage in discussion about the benefits of positive self-talk to see sometimes it's just what people need. Next, they complete a worksheet on reframing negative...
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Monitoring Your Well-Being

For Students 6th Standards
Can stress, exercise, and sleep habits affect how people feel? Scholars record their personal habits and temperaments in the weeks leading up to the lesson. Next, they create plot graphs to show correlations between their actions and...
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Finding our Resilience

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do perseverance and positivity impact people's lives? Scholars watch a video about self-kindness and compassion. Next, they engage in a discussion about resilience and what it means to persevere. The lesson culminates with learners...
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Reflecting on Self-Kindness

For Students 6th Standards
What does it mean to practice self-care? With the first of four lessons in a Being Kind series, scholars discuss the topic of kindness with classmates. Then, they complete a worksheet to analyze quotes about kindness. To finish, pupils...