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Lesson 3: What Makes Attitudes Towards Education Change over Time?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The struggle for women's rights is not unique to this generation, or even to the 20th century. Class members explore the conflicting opinions of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel Hubbard Bell, regarding women's pursuits of higher...
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Lesson 2: How Do We Determine the Value of Education?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Have women always had the same educational opportunities as their male counterparts? Young historians read an 1819 essay by Emma Willard on the state of female education in the 19th century before discussing their views regarding women's...
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Lesson 1: How Do Society’s Expectations Influence Education?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The history of women's education can be traced back to the delicate stitching of student samplers from the 19th century. Modern-day pupils examine and analyze four primary sources, three of which are images of embroidered samplers, which...
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English Placement Test

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ninety multiple choice questions make up an interactive test designed to examine scholars' English language proficiency. After completing , learners have the chance to view their results, retest, or preview an answer key. 
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Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's one thing to prevent yourself from becoming a bully, but how do you convince others to follow suit? Take the first step in creating a better world with a public speaking activity that prompts learners to write and present persuasive...
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Mystery Tubes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know they're right? Truth be told, they don't always know. Explore the scientific process using mystery tubes in an insightful activity. Young scientists discover how to approach and solve problems in science, how ideas...
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Theatre Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What skills do storytellers employ to bring to life the characters and events in their tales? After listening to a recording of a Haitian folk tale, class members consider how tone of voice, pace, and gestures can be used to enliven a...
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Science in Antarctica

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
PolarTREC brings polar researchers and educators together to benefit both science and education. Pupils select one research project in Antarctica to explore and present to their peers. Scholars polish research and presentation skills as...
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Touring the Poles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would you want to vacation in the Arctic or Antarctic regions? Scholars research both regions and produce a travel brochure trying to convince tourists to visit. The project focuses on the geography, climate, flora, fauna, and indigenous...
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Fear, and Conquering Fear

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Lord of the Flies and The Kite Runner are the core texts in a unit that asks learners to examine various texts that show how fear can be a destructive force or it can be an agent of change. Individuals they design a project that...
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Poetry Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Celebrate April's National Poetry Month or enrich a poetry unit with a wealth of language arts material. Class members develop an oral interpretation of a poem and/or develop a podcast interview with a poet. 
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Circuits and the Flow of Electricity Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
I think I lost an electron. Are you sure? Yes, I'm positive! Starting with a hands-on demonstration and problem solving activity, young scientists define vocabulary related to circuitry and currents. Then they build their own circuits...
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A Lesson on Register

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The classroom might not be the best place for informal language, but it's a great place to teach middle and high schoolers how to identify the correct language register for their audience. A short instructional activity on formal and...
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Interviewing: The Art of Asking Questions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Interviewing skills are important, even outside of a news reporter's desk or employer's office. Take your class through the process of interviewing people they don't know with a set of case studies featuring journalists and various...
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The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th Standards
Use Nathanial Hawthorne's immortal text on the influence of religion on the early American settlements, as well as its continued impact on American culture, with a unit that focuses on The Scarlet Letter. In addition to Hawthorne's...
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Our “Civilized” Society

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Scarlet Letter is the anchor text in a four-week unit that examines Hawthorne's novel through the lens of the intolerances found in a supposed civilized society. In addition to their reading, class members watch clips from TV shows,...
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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
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Self/Social

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Body language, our perception of others, and how to make a better impression socially are the focus topics for this instructional activity, which is part of a 23-instructional activity series on building important life skills. Learners...
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Teamwork

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners develop self-awareness and discuss the importance of cooperation and communication through worksheets and hands-on, collaborative activities. 
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Languages as Reflection of Cultures and Civilizations: French Speaking Countries

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Expand your class's vision of the French-speaking world by conducting this research project. Pupils focus on building 21st-century skills while they look up information about a French country and put together presentations.
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Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
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Exploring the Complexities of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An interview with Dr. Rosemary Beam de Azcona launches a study of the complexities of language and how meaning changes across languages and cultures. The investigation continues as class members view clips of the film, The Tailenders,...
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Production: Filming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After viewing and analyzing documentaries and working in groups to storyboard and prepare, your class should now be ready for the production stage of the documentary process. The eighth lesson plan in the series, this plan provides...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.6

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's all too easy to slip into informal language, ya know? Help your class master code-switching with the activity and drill provided here. The activity is a literature discussion where formal language is required. The...