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High Five: Go to Press

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
High school scholars learn valuable information about how to run a newspaper in the third and final installment of a media literacy series. The unit scaffolds learners to success with background information before they plan for...
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rome wasn't built in a day, but researchers can be with proper scaffolding. This writing unit has scholars write a research paper through scaffolding of various parts of the process. Learners begin with identifying a topic and crafting a...
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Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
I Have A Dream ... that after the lesson, all individuals master the reading, writing, researching, listening, and speaking skills the biography project helps them develop. Martin Luther King, Jr. serves as a topic example for a model...
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Maltese Cross Cabin

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The Maltese Cross Cabin, a frontier residence of Theodore Roosevelt, is a time capsule that commemorates Roosevelt's time in the Dakota territory. An explanatory video and response guide takes students on a virtual tour of the wooden...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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Interpreting the Past; Assessing Its Impact on the Present

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Even though the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt ended over 100 years ago, we can still learn something from his stances and policies that is applicable today. Class members first look over a list of prevalent political issues from the...
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Ben Franklin’s Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman’s Life

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Candace Fleming's award winning Ben Franklin's Almanac is the anchor text for a classroom guide that provides teachers with a cache of pre, during, and post-reading activities.
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Benjamin Franklin Lesson Ideas

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Bring Benjamin Franklin to life in the classroom with a set of five activities. Discover the type of person he was and his accomplishments through a study of his inventions and comments about life virtues. 
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Historical Source Analysis Sheet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can you teach high schoolers to evaluate their sources? A helpful, one-page worksheet prompts young researchers to list the creators, arguments, and purpose of their sources as well as any questions they have about them.
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Curator, artist, art handler, archivist, conservator-restorer, guide. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of museum professionals? After a visit to an art museum, class members reflect on the role of the museum in...
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Picturing a Story: Photo Essay about a Community, Event or Issue

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Picture this. Class members follow in the footsteps of W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, James Nachtwey, and Lewis Hine by creating their own photo essay about a local event or issue.
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Standing Up for the Rights of Others

For Teachers 8th Standards
What makes Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela heroic? High schoolers study historical figures who have famously—and perhaps not so famously—stood up for the rights of others before discussing why their chosen person is an...
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Writing an Argument: Persuasive Speeches to Students

For Students 8th Standards
Powerful orators make their messages compelling with a combination of factors. Learn how to be an inspirational speaker with a reading assessment activity that presents a list of persuasive speaking techniques, as well as two speeches...
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How to Paraphrase

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
It can be easy to plagiarize if you don't know how to paraphrase properly. Avoid the common pitfall with an informative video about paraphrasing, that includes strategies for rephrasing text as well as times when it's appropriate to...
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Lesson 4: Back to School

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare...
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Webquest: St Patrick’s Day

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Send scholars on a webquest on St. Patrick's Day! Computer enthusiasts search the web to answer a series of questions, write a mini biography about St. Patrick, discover and write a summary about the holiday's symbols and traditions, and...
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The Power of Invention

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Inspire innovation in young learners through a study of important inventions throughout history. The four-lesson unit includes four separate lessons with activities ranging from researching and describing the history of noteworthy...
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The Revolutionary Times

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be sure to grab a copy of the Revolutionary Times! Scholars take a step back in time to report on topics as set in the revolutionary time period. Events include the ride of Paul Revere, the Battle of Saratoga, and more.
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We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases,...
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Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 8: Research Framework

For Teachers 8th Standards
The middle schoolers in your class have lots of experience typing questions into search engines. Take their questions to the next level with a unit focused on inquiry-based research. As pupils choose the topic for inquiry, gather...
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Plagiarism Fair Use Copyright

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Nothing makes junior high and high school teachers more frustrated than plagiarism. Instruct young writers about copyright laws and the correct ways to paragraph information without copying the exact words. A set of secondary-level...
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Big6 Research Project

For Teachers 8th Standards
Do research projects at your school look like a class of eighth graders staring at a blank screen? Use the Big 6 research method to guide middle schoolers through the process of finding a topic, searching for and evaluating sources,...
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Islamist Extremism in the Last 20 Years

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The 9/11 assault on the World Trade Center was neither the first nor the last such attack by Islamist extremists. As part of a study or the impact of such events, groups investigate the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 2000 attack on...