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A Mini lesson on Semicolons

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" serves as an exemplar for a mini-lesson on semicolons. Working alone or in small groups, class members first circle all the semicolons in the letter, and then consider how this...
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World History Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed...
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Comparative Government Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Within these guidelines for a comparative government project, you'll find some very useful worksheets that support learners in breaking down demographic, economic, and political information regarding each of their chosen countries and...
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WWII Position Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are some historical events that may warrant greater reflection and more in-depth analysis, and the decision to intern Japanese-Americans in the United States during World War II, as well as to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and...
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Revising vs. Editing

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Are your young writers unsure of what to look for when asked to edit a draft of writing? Direct them to this simple and attractive printable, which uses two acronyms—ARMS (add, remove, move, substitute) and CUPS capitalize, usage,...
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your pupils to think and discuss the impact of their online activity. Class members read an article that demonstrates some possible consequences of posting online. They discuss the image featured in the article and come up with...
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Rights, Remixes, and Respect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It is very easy to access creative work online, and some individuals are not aware of all the rules that accompany using someone else's original work. Show your class the difference between inspiration and using without permission. The...
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Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After discussing the vocabulary term perspective, and introducing the class to the characters in the included clip from Friday Night Lights, ask individuals to put themselves in the place of one of the characters in the clip. Once pupils...
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College Bound

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a digital footprint and how is it related to college admissions? Start out by defining and discussing the term, supporting the conversation with a video about what a positive digital footprint looks like. Next, invite small...
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News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
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Renaissance and Reformation Writing for the SAT

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Responding to a question on the Machiavellian principle of a ruler's need for power and ruthlessness, young historians are given writing tips and a framework for constructing a well-developed essay in 25 minutes. The given structure of...
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Breaking Down Hate Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Defining and considering the affects of hate speech is the focus of a series of activities that encourage class members to develop approaches for dealing with hate speech both online and offline. Groups act as mediation committees and...
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Vocabulary Comic Strips

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says comic strips aren’t educational? Prove these naysayers wrong by asking your class members to create a comic strip for a selected vocabulary word. Using online technological tools that provide access to an array of options for...
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Digital Life 102

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Catch your pupils' attention by starting class with a quiz about digital media! After going over their answers with a partner, individuals compose similes about the role of digital media in their lives and share these with the class....
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Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As social media becomes more prevalent, so does cyberbullying. Lead your class to consider the effects of digital bullying through two videos and an open discussion. Pupils receive ideas for tempering bullying and apply them to each of...
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Create an Outline for an Argumentative Essay by Sequencing Claims, Reasons, and Evidence

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Outlines are truly helpful when it comes to effectively organizing and sequencing an essay. The video focuses on outlining an essay about theme and the use of literary devices in Shakespeare's Hamlet. The narrator lays out several clear...
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Pardon Me, Your Modifier is Dangling

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Lost! (or misplaced) a modifier. Last seen dangling at the end of a sentence! Reward offered! To underscore the humor, class members are each given a sample sentence to illustrate (A woman passed by, leading a Springer Spaniel, in a long...
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Claims in "The Crisis, No. 1"

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
"The Crisis, No. 1" is the focus of a series of exercises that ask learners to read closely and annotate Thomas Paine's text. Groups identify claims and evidence in the essay and present their arguments to the class. Teacher background...
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Irish Eyes: Taking a Look at Local Landscape

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Direct your class’s attention to the elements that make their community unique. After examining sample travel brochures, groups select something from their community to use as the subject, and then research, create, and publish a...
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Screen Play

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
High schoolers examine the New York Times review of the film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and explore the elements of scriptwriting. They read the article about the film adaptation screenplay and examine a sample...
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Group Writing

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Two heads are better than one, especially during the writing process. Sometimes, scholars benefit from participating in group writing assignments, as one of the handouts in a series on specific writing assignments outlines. The process...
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Blogs

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The blogosphere may be overwhelmed with content, but there's still room for unique points of view. Creating a blog that stands out, however, is the bigger challenge. A handout on blogs, part of a series of handouts on specific writing...
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Whip up a Storm of Writing Ideas

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Need a key to unlock writer's block? Introduce your writers to four easy steps that will release them from their mental prison. The brainstorming worksheet, designed to set free their imaginations, even has an answer key.
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Developing a Structure for Documentaries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Provide some group brainstorming and story-planning time with the fifth lesson in a series on examining and creating documentaries. After you've explained the purpose of each section of a documentary, groups meet to plan the beginning,...