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Black History Month Report

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As part of Black History Month, class members investigate in depth the life and work of an African American musician.
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Protesting Violence without Violence

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The ultimate legacy of Emmett Till's violent death is its role in the non-violent roots of the Civil Rights Movement. A lesson compares contemporaneous articles with the lyrics of Bob Dylan's "The Death of Emmett Till" and prompts...
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Writing the Position Paper

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Building a hamburger is just like ... writing a research paper? Scholars create their own reports on their individual nations in the fourth lesson of an eight-part series on the Model United Nations. Using the hamburger graphic...
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Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some of Julius Caesar's fellow Romans saw him as a benevolent, heroic leader, while others could only view him as a self-serving tyrant. High schoolers survey popular opinions of Caesar, including a passage written from two different...
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Honors Theses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
For those enrolled in a college honors program, four years of hard work culminate in one paper—an honors thesis. A handout outlines the steps to writing the paper, beginning with a sample timetable and time management instructions. Once...
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Citing Sources: APA Style

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's more than simply polite to cite the sources used when conducting research—it's a necessity. A handout on APA style outlines how to cite a wide variety of sources, as well as how to format a research paper so it aligns with APA...
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APA Style CENTRAL® FAQs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To teach something effectively, it helps to go straight to the source. An FAQs guide outlines how to effectively use the resources provided by APA Style Central to properly format citations. Included information covers topics such as how...
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Policy Brief

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all writing assignments take the form of an essay. When it comes to politics, it's all about policy briefs. This type of writing is the topic of an informative handout, which is part of a larger series on specific writing...
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Oral History

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's no better way to learn something than to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. A handout on oral history, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, explains how to conduct interviews and use the information...
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Dissertations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Bring on the coffee—it's dissertation time! As a handout on dissertations explains, over 50 percent of PhD candidates never finish their dissertations. The handout, part of a larger series on specific writing styles, helps motivate...
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Annotated Bibliographies

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When researchers write a paper, they become curators of information. It's their job to determine the best sources of information on a topic and use those sources to inform their writing. As part of a larger series, a handout on annotated...
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Abstracts

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best information to include when writing a research paper doesn't come from books, magazine articles, or informational websites—it comes from dissertations. However, reading an entire dissertation is often a daunting task....
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A Kid’s Life in Australia

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Use a activity on slang to establish research and discussion skills among young scholars. As a class, or in small groups, learners use the scientific questioning process in order to research a question and draw a conclusion based on...
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Plagiarism

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
As many unfortunate journalists have learned, taking someone else's ideas and passing them off as your own is never a good idea. It's called plagiarism—and it's a big deal. Thankfully, a handout helps writers learn how to avoid...
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Step Four: Working with Websites

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Almost every profession today relates to websites in some way! The resource tasks the class to fill out three individual graphic organizers to help them analyze each website they visit.
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Cogheart and Moonlocket

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Peter Bunzi takes readers to the Victorian era with two stories, Coghaert and Moonlocket. Accompany the literary time warp with a companion packet that offers a plethora of exercises. Learning opportunities include activities for before,...
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Citation Builder

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Does the publication date come before or after the title? Should there be a comma between the location and year? The answer depends on whether you're using the MLA, APA, Chicago,4or CSE/CBE style guide. A citation builder clears up...
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Writing Informative Text: School Days

For Students 5th Standards
A three-part writing assessment challenges scholars to think critically about schools of the past and present. Learners read informative texts, answer questions to prepare for a discussion, research in small groups, complete a Venn...
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Writing About Literature: Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Heidi

For Students 5th Standards
Scholars read excerpts from the story, Heidi, in a three-part assessment that focuses on comparing and contrasting characters. Each part contains three tasks that challenge learners to discuss, answer comprehension questions,...
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Writing an Opinion: Student Council

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to write opinion essays covering the topic of the student council. After reading three passages, writers complete a chart, work with peers to complete a mini-research project, answer...
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Understanding Assignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In high school and college, most writing assignments go beyond simple questions such as "What is your favorite moment from childhood?" To help writers understand complex writing assignments, a short video from a larger series offers a...
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Understanding Assignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"What do we have to do again?" Chances are you hear this question all the time. Here's a handout that offers scholars tips on how to understand college writing assignments. Class members learn strategies to help them decode assignments...
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Conclusions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you see phrases such as in conclusion or this is my paper about, you know you're about to read a poorly worded conclusion. A tip sheet, the fifth resource in a series of handouts to improve writing, helps scholars craft better...
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College Writing

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
No matter how difficult high school writing may seem, college writing presents challenges of its own. The fourth in a series of 24 handouts from The Writing Center at UNC breaks down the expectations for college writing. Scholars learn...