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Why is This True?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Are wages based on race? On gender? Class members research wages for workers according to race and gender, create graphs and charts of their data, and compute differences by percentages. They then share their findings with adults and...
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"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach,...
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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
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Teaching Debate to ESL Students

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
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Improving Listening Skills

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
In a collection of three lessons, learners interact with one another to improve listening skills by becoming active listeners, come to a group consensus on a decision, and work independently to follow a set of clear concise directions....
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I Want to Be an Engineer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Environmentalists turn into engineers! Your class explores the perspectives of an engineer and water keeper, including the necessary steps that are taken in order to build a water treatment facility.
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The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight,...
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Dear Miss Breed

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
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7th Grade ELA "I Can" Statement Posters

For Teachers 7th Standards
Help your seventh graders relate the ELA Common Core standards to their own learning with these "I Can" statement posters. Each standard has been translated into a statement that pupils can understand and placed on its own page for easy...
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7th Grade ELA Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 7th Standards
Track your class's progress on all of the ELA Common Core standards with these handy charts. Along the left side, each seventh grade identifier is listed along with the full text of the standard. As you teach, reteach, assess, and...
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Is Climate Change Good for Us?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their...
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Take Effective Class Notes: Strategic Note-Taking

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Your class members will feel confident in taking notes during your next lecture with this great note-taking worksheet, through which learners practice activating prior knowledge, recording key points, flagging new vocabulary, and...
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Exploring Self-Esteem 1: What Is Self-Esteem?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Adolescents explore self-esteem and the various factors that influence a person's sense of self in this four-part lesson series. Through a combination of whole class instruction, small group discussions, and independent work, students...
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At-Risk Species

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are currently thousands of species around the world whose survival is in serious danger. This lesson allows young conservationists to explore this global issue by classifying at-risk animals by the various factors threatening their...
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Create Your Own Country Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social...
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What Can We Do?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young conservationists to stand up and make a change. After learning about the efforts in Cascade Nation Park to reduce carbon emissions in order to preserve the wilderness, students work in groups creating action plans for...
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Taking Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young scientists to stand up and take action with this environmental science instructional activity. To begin, the class works in small groups brainstorming actions that support the conservation of the earth before creating and...
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Our Classroom Constitution

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
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Amending the Constitution: Why Change?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
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Safe Online Talk

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach your pupils how to appropriately deal with inappropriate online talk. Begin with a brief discussion before showing an included short video of three students talking about their experiences with online communication. Partners...
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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this instructional activity on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical...