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Intellectual Rights And Responsibilities: Banned Books and Censorship

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two lessons comprise the "Intellectual Rights and Responsibilities: Banned Books and Censorship" series designed for high schoolers. In the first lesson, students read articles about the pros and cons of “Trigger Warnings” and then...
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Looking Back Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary Times

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The module's six lessons in "Looking Back Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary Times" commemorate the historic Supreme Court decision Brown V. Board of Education. High schoolers discuss...
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Establishing Opening and Closing Routines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In the post-COVID classroom, it is more important than ever to establish routines that help learners transition into the classroom and focus on the day’s lesson. The 15 activities in the Establishing Opening and Closing Routines...
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Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Communication

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Focus, confirm, and respond! The games and activities in the Overcoming Obstacles Middle School Curriculum: Communication Module teach middle schoolers how to recognize both non-verbal and verbal communications, be assertive rather than...
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Overcoming Obstacles High School Curriculum: Communication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five lessons in the Communication Unit Module of the Overcoming Obstacles Curriculum teach high schoolers how to communicate more effectively. Participants practice techniques that help them develop critical listening and non-verbal...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Cache

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
The excavation of a cache of artifacts, believed to have been buried by Juana Maria, a Nicoleno Native American who lived alone on San Nicolas Island for over 18 years, is the focus of a unit that shows how archaeologists uncover...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Restoration

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The tale of the restoration of California's Channel Islands begins with a video that details the devastation of Santa Cruz Island by introducing species that are not native to the region. Additionally, the video discusses the controversy...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: The Last Roundup

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Last Roundup explores the issues raised by the transitioning of Santa Rosa Island from a privately owned to a National Park. The documentary is short, poignant, and weaves together vintage family photos and videos with interviews...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ben Across the Curriculum is a set of interdisciplinary lesson plans that highlight the five central themes in the international traveling exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. These themes are Character Matters, B....
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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Empowering Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you prepare your students to become informed and involved citizens? You could check out the ideas in this collection of materials from the non-profit Classroom Law Project.
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Springboard to the White House

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates saw two primary political candidates debating seven different times about one of the most important social movements in United States history. Middle and high schoolers read an article that describes the...
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President Theodore Roosevelt: Foreign Policy Statesman or Bully?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can a negative perception of a president's foreign policy harm his or her historical legacy? A project that winds the clock back to the date of Theodore Roosevelt's death puts young scholars at the editorial desk of a fictional...
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Cyberbullying—Alternate Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should schools be permitted to punish young scholars for off-campus cyberbullying? After reading a passage that details statistics about cyberbullying and Supreme Court rulings about schools' ability to limit student speech, class...
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Rivers and the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Damming rivers has been a case of necessity versus negative environmental impact since the process began. Kids take on the role of a stakeholder in the proposed damming of the Danube River. They begin by reading arguments for and against...
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Debating Ethics with Literature

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Use group discussions, analysis, and ethical dilemmas to build critical thinking and an empathetic perspective.
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Globalization Comes to the Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, in groups, research the issues surrounding one of several controversies involving food and globalization. Then they debate their position and show a PowerPoint presentation at a mock summit meeting.
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Stage a Debate: A Primer for Teachers (Lincoln-Douglas Debate Format)

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
For a comprehensive overview of debate styles and formats, look at this resource. It details the Lincoln-Douglas debate format (one-to-one debate with specific, timed rounds of points, cross-examination, and rebuttals). You can also find...
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Noteworthy?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why do we have CliffsNotes? SparkNotes? Middle and high schoolers examine arguments for and against the recent influx of book notes, or study guides. They stage a debate in which they represent Advocates For or Critics Against the use of...
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Whose Rite Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The class explores and debates, from multiple perspectives, a petition to allow Hopi Indians to take golden eagle hatchlings from a federal wildlife sanctuary for use in a religious ceremony. Pupils defend their personal views on the...
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Debating the Issues: Ralph Bunche and Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing information from a PBS documentary Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, its companion website, and several other resources (links to which are provided), high schoolers evaluate whether Bunche did all he could to advance the...
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Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik...
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Role Play Debate

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Suggested topics for a role play debate include school uniforms and culpability for drunk driving, but any issue of interest to your class will work. What are the hot issues in your community or on the news right now? Class members...
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Debates on Persuasive Language That Extend Outside of Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There is no better sight to see than a classroom full of eager young adults, hands raised high, eager to jump into a class discussion. Get your class identifying and discussing rhetorical strategies and then debating long into the night...