Refine Your Results

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

97 reviewed resources

+
1
In 1 Collection
22:44
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

A Farewell to Arms: Shaping Fact for Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Clips from the documentary Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick reveal how Ernest Hemingway incorporated his own war experiences in A Farewell to Arms. Young writers then take an experience from their own lives and craft it as a work...
+
1
In 1 Collection
10:09
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises: “Talking” with Authors and Scholars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Film clips from the documentary Hemingway Ken Burns and Lynn Novick provide readers of The Sun Also Rises with the opportunity to hear what other writers and critics have to say about Hemingway's portrayal of the post-World War I Lost...
+
1
In 1 Collection
10:49
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Exploring Hemingway’s Style

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
The man, the myth, and the reality. Three clips from the documentary Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick introduce viewers to the unique features of Ernest Hemingway's writing style and the events in Hemingway's life that influenced...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 4: Weather Versus Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether to learn about weather. An illuminating lesson has scholars first watch video clips and discuss the difference between weather and climate. Using their newfound knowledge, they create analogies to illustrate this...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 2: The Influence of Climate on Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No conversation about culture is complete without considering climate. Scholars first view videos of climate witnesses who describe the climate in their regions and how climate change affects their daily lives. They then write essays or...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Thanksgiving Mourning

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two primary sources, a speech, and an article provide tweens and teens with different perspectives of the American Thanksgiving holiday. After analyzing Wamsutta James' suppressed speech and Jacqueline Keeler's article, class members use...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Recognizing Native American Perspectives: Thanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanksgiving—is it a national celebration or the National Day of Mourning? That depends on the point of view. Young historians analyze a speech written by Wamsutta James that presents a Native American view of Thanksgiving. The lesson...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Reflection and Action for Civic Participation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Slacktivist or activist? Bystander or upstander? Positive social change requires involvement and commitment. After reading a series of articles about young people who chose to get involved, scholars examine a framework that helps peers...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

How Fair Use Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's fair is fair! Using the resource, scholars discuss the key differences between fair use and copyright. Next, in small groups, pupils create and present projects that demonstrate fair use of copyrighted material, such as a song,...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

You Are the Product

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does it mean for a product or service to go viral? Scholars explore the topic by reading an article about the economics of social media. After reading, they complete a 3-2-1 data chart with information they learned from the text and...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Gettysburg Address: Abraham Lincoln's Greatest Speech

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Most Americans have heard of the Gettysburg Address, but may not know what it means and why is it so important. Following guidance and scaffolded prompts, scholars analyze the short document that left an undeniable impact on the American...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Joshua Chamberlain Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
While Joshua Chamberlain's name is not as iconic as Abraham Lincoln or Robert E. Lee, he still played a pivotal role in the military engagements of the Civil War. Using two secondary sources—including one that draws heavily from his...
+
5:20
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fake news is all about the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex versus the orbitofrontal cortex. Huh? Get the facts, the real deal, with a short video that explains clearly and succinctly what's going on in our brains that leads us to listen...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Extranjeros and Expansion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A three-part lesson gives light to the Unites States expansion from the view of Texans, New Mexicans, and Californians. Through videos and written activities, scholars work collaboratively to research specific individuals and their...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Elements of an Epic

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Mythic heroes, gods and goddesses, and epic tales come alive as young artists craft their own graphic novel or mind map for classic epics, including The Odyssey, Beowulf, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, identifying the six elements of every...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

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...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

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...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

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...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Building Ideas and Making Connections: "Monkey See, Monkey Do"

For Students 9th Standards
Reading a scientific article about cross-species synchronization may sound like a yawner. But "Monkey See, Monkey Do" is a fascinating tale that just happens to be about yawning, within and across species. After a close reading, class...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Declaration of Independence in Six Parts

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Everyone knows that the Declaration of Independence is important, but what does it actually say? Members of American history classes analyze the Founding Fathers' arguments against British tyranny and for a more perfect union with a...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Women with Character Who Inspire Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Angelique Kidjo and Kerry Kennedy are the focal points of a lesson designed to shed light on inspirational women during Women's History Month. Scholars discuss and examine the lives of two women then showcase a woman in their lives who...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

An Educator’s Guide to the Works of John Green

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The novels of John Green cover the gamut of teenager emotions. A guide to his works provides classroom lesson plans for the novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns. Each lesson plan...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Reading with a Purpose: Haunted Houses

For Students 8th Standards
Boo! Whether you're easily scared or enjoy a good fright, a reading passage on haunted house attractions is a great addition to a Halloween-themed unit. Learners read a short informational passage before answering multiple choice,...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Instructional Unit Plan

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography,  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, demonstrates both the author's exemplary writing and the themes of gender and racial injustice that perpetuate beyond the limits of the 20th century. Use a thorough...