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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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You Be the Editor

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Young editors work in teams to find all the errors in a text. They identify grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use this activity to reinforce correct usage of prominent punctuation symbols, such as apostrophes and ellipses. You...
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Punctuation 2: Other than Commas

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Thoroughly cover the nuances of apostrophes, quotation marks, dashes, hyphens, colons, and semi-colons. Intended for higher-level English classes, the examples given pertain to tricky rules and formal language. There are no animations or...
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The Final Word

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Although this instructional activity is based on “Final Word,” Craig Wilson’s USA Today column, the strategies could be adapted to any local columnist. After reading three articles independently, groups share observations about content...
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Unit 19: Waging Peace - The Nobel Peace Prize

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Who wins the Nobel Peace Prize and why? While the criteria may seem obvious, some warriors for peace, such as Gandhi, have not been winners. The included resources and discussion questions ask learners to consider who gets the award and...
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Unit 8: Political Peanuts - Cartoons Inspired by President Carter

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Your scholars may be familiar with the Marvel universe, but do they know how to read political cartoons? Comics aren't just for kids ... they often convey sophisticated political ideas, and reading them takes practice. A wealth of...
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T.E. Lawrence And How He Became Lawrence Of Arabia

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, is a legend in movies and popular imagination who was charged with breaking Ottoman rule on the Middle East. Yet, Lawrence's own words were prophetic in forecasting the foolishness of...
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Hell's Handmaiden - Canadian Flying Ace Billy Bishop

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
He would have been expelled for cheating, but Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop was drafted at the start of World War I before school officials could punish him. A dog fighter of legendary proportions, only the Red Baron rivaled him with...
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The Lion Of Verdun - Philippe Pétain

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A lion of the battlefield, Philippe Petain directed the French forces during World War I. What influence did he and victory have over France's plans in the war?  An informative installment of the Who Did What in WWI? series helps viewers...
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The Mad Baron - Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Roman von Ungern-Sternberg is perhaps not well known, but his reputation as The Bloody Baron earned him a spot in the series of biographies exploring World War I. While he is perhaps best known for his role as an ardent monarchist during...
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Looking North Of The Greek World: The Slavic Folk Poetry of The Balkans

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Showing how folk poetry keeps alive national heritage is the stated goal of this proposal for a unit on the poetry of the Balkans.
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Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university...
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Make Sense of Spelling

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your pupils comprehend how words are put together. The video takes the history of words into consideration as the narrator investigates the word one and words related and connected to one. Using an onion as a metaphor, the video...
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Active and Passive Voice: Finding Examples Online

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Incorporate technological fluency with a search for examples of active and passive voice in online resources. Discuss how use of active or passive voice influences mood or tone and contributes to author's purpose. List of...
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Olympic Sports Spelling Quiz

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Archerie, archery, arkhery, arhcery? Language learners are presented with the definition of various Olympic sports and challenged to select the correct spelling of the name of that sport. No answer key is provided.