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Lesson Plan
California Department of Education

Plagiarism is Stealing!

For Teachers 9th Standards
Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in...
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Lesson Plan
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Overcoming Obstacles

Playing by the Rules

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The takeaway from the "Playing by the Rules" lesson plan is that it is each person's responsibility to learn the rules in a given situation and that they must accept the consequences if they choose not to follow the stated rules. Class...
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Lesson Plan
Health Smart Virginia

Rule Development

For Teachers 3rd
A class discussion defines what it means to make the classroom a safe environment. To make their classroom safe, small groups work collaboratively to create a list of characteristics that make up successful learners. Groups share their...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

STAR Deputies

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Scholars become STAR deputies in a lesson that encourages them to be problem-solvers. Small groups gather to complete a worksheet by answering questions. A discussion presents a scenario in which a problem occurs on the playground. Small...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

STAR Deputies, Unite!

For Teachers 2nd Standards
STAR deputies unite! Scholars gather in small groups to solve problems using the STAR method. Pupils read a card that describes a situation that requires problem-solving. They role-play the scenario in front of their peers.
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

The Many Roles I Play in My Community

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Small groups brainstorm their roles in the community. Then, individually, complete a community roles web worksheet. Peers share their completed product and extend the conversation to include the feelings and character traits that go...
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Lesson Plan
Bully Free Systems

Bully Free Lesson Plans—Second Grade

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Two lessons shed light on bullying in hopes to create a bully-free zone in your classroom. The first lesson defines bullying and allows scholars to reflect on their behavior. The second lesson focuses on choices and consequences. Both...
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Lesson Plan
Bully Free Systems

Bully Free Lesson Plans—Kindergarten

For Teachers Pre-K Standards
Keep bullying away with the help of two lessons that focus on the golden rule and reporting hurtful behavior. Both lessons incorporate a classroom meeting that encourages an open dialogue about making good choices at school. Finger...
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Handout
ProCon

School Uniforms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Americans spend around one billion dollars each year on school uniforms, but are they necessary? As pupils research the debate topic, they form their own opinions. They review the history of school uniforms and discover the top pro and...
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Interactive
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Judicial Learning Center

Your 4th Amendment Rights

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Americans love to learn about their rights, especially those that protect them from the government's power to invade their privacy. Young people are especially engaged by this topic. An informative lesson explores four Supreme Court...
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Interactive
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Judicial Learning Center

Your 1st Amendment Rights

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why should classes care about the First Amendment? An engaging lesson serves as a powerful tool for answering just that. As all four cases in the lesson relate directly to freedom of expression in schools, young scholars explore the...
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Lesson Plan
State Bar of Texas

Engel v. Vitale

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you bow your head and pray in school? Scholars investigate the issue of school prayer with the Supreme Court case Engel v. Vitale. A short video clip along with paired group work helps viewers form opinions on the matter. They answer...
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Lesson Plan
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Social Media Toolbox

A Look at Social Media Policies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Should school news publications use social media if their district is against the use of social media in school? Pupils ponder the policy, then examine their publication's plan in parts seven and eight of a 16-part Social Media Toolbox...
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Unit Plan
Flag House

Play Well with Others…Be Active Against Bullying!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bully-free is the way every school should be! How can you help create that kind of culture in your school? A well-written teacher's guide containing lessons for grades 6-8 may be just the ticket. Each unit, separated by grade level,...
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Unit Plan
Sports Museum

Boston vs Bullies: Facilitator's Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Score a big win for your school's environment with top-notch bullying prevention resources! The downloadable materials feature prominent sports figures from the Boston area talking about their experiences with bullying. Appropriate for...
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Unit Plan
GeorgiaStandards.org

Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
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Unit Plan
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Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Safety and Managing Risk

For Teachers 8th
Teenagers love to take risks to test their personal boundaries, but many risks are too dangerous to try. The set of exercises in this packet teach your class about the ways they can stay safe and protect themselves while still having fun.
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Writing
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Sunburst Visual Media

Respect: It Starts With You!

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
There are few things as frustrating to a teacher as a disrespectful student. Luckily this collection of activities, worksheets, and writing exercises is here to help eliminate this problem by teaching young leaners what respect really...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Finding the dress code balance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a persuasive essay, expressing their opinions of how the school dress code should be changed. Students investigate their own school's dress code, developing their own opinions of whether the dress code should be more or...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Rules and Responsibilities: Youth and the Process of Change

For Teachers 1st
First graders analyze politics by participating in a class rules lesson. For this democracy lesson, 1st graders identify several class and school rules they dislike and conduct discussions to examine if they should be changed or not....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Core Democratic Values in Action

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners compare and contrast rules they have in their homes and in the classroom. In this values lesson, students identify rules at home and relate to rules of other families. They list family rules, connect classroom rules to values...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The 3R's: Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete seven work stations that highlight math activities while they focus on the rules for Internet use and classroom rules for working in cooperative groups. After completing the activities, they complete a self-...