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Wonder Women - The Untold Story of American Superheroines: Middle School Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWomen in power are the focus of a three-module unit that employs comic books to bring home the importance of equality and proficient media literacy skills. In module one, scholars examine gender roles in media—boosting media literacy and...
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The Paradise Papers: A Lesson in Investigative Journalism

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The Paradise Papers, a year-long research project from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) exposed how political leaders, business people, and wealthy individuals used offshore entities to avoid taxes and hide...
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Sojourner Truth | Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist Video

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Talk about perseverance! Introduce young historians to Sojourner Truth with a richly detailed lesson plan that includes a video overview of Truth's life, background vocabulary, as well as before and after viewing discussion questions. A...
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Lion Lapbook

For Teachers K - 5th
Is your class in the mood for a fantastic set of lion-themed activities? Foldables, worksheets, writing prompts, and simple-to-read information are yours for the taking! Intended to accompany a unit on lions, this resource provides...
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Apples: A Class Act! (Grades 4–6)

For Students 4th - 6th
Middle schoolers have a bushel of fun as they engage in activities and research core facts about apples. Packed with suggestions for in-class activities and out-of-class research, the colorful 6-page packet is sure to satisfy hungry...
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Malcolm X: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Any study of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement would be incomplete without an examination of the life of Malcolm X. Class members view a short biographical video and analyze primary source documents to gain an understanding of the...
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Muhammad Ali: Boxer and Civil Rights Activist

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Many young people today know Muhammad Ali as the aging boxer who lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics. Introduce young historians to Ali the boxer, the Civil Rights activist, the war protestor, and the humanitarian with a powerful lesson...
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Observing Human Rights Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How much intervention is appropriate for America to take in cases of human rights violations? Class members ponder a question that has lingered since the birth of America with a series of primary sources that reflect the degree to which...
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The Search for Identity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discover how writers express identity in their writing. Learners explore how issues of identity surface in the literature of minority writers. Scholars watch a video, read and discuss biographies, conduct research, engage in creative...
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Becoming Visible

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The television and interstate highways both came of age in 1950s America. Scholars use film, text, and discussion to explore how these and other cultural icons shaped the literature of the time. Pupils also create a family history...
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Rhythms in Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Rhyme, rhythm, free verse, imagery: Do these words describe poetry, or jazz music? The answer is both! A resource explores these similarities as scholars watch a video, engage in discussion, read author biographies, write poetry and...
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Teaching Guide: Exploring Little Women

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is a literary masterpiece as well as a timestamp of the formative mid-nineteenth century in America. Using a primary source set of photographs, letters, and portraits, readers discuss the ways...
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I Have “M.I.” Strengths!

For Teachers 6th Standards
There are so many ways to be smart! Can your class identify their intelligences? The third of five career and college lesson plans designed for sixth graders challenges them to assess their unique skills. Once they determine their...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
An interactive resource covers all of the United States' most prominent and influential historic wars including the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War of 1812, and the Korean War. Learners observe cause and effect as well as how violence...
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Students’ Response to 9/11—A Documentary Report

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians research the devastating attacks of 9/11 and use that information to script their own documentaries. The follow-up activity includes recording the documentary and conducting classmate interviews, 
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The Soldier’s Experience—Vietnam versus World War I

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Vietnam War and World War I were two very important—and different—wars. To understand the differences, and similarities, class members watch videos, examine primary source documents, and then create a newscast that examines the...
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Changing Gender Roles on the Home Front

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many historians discuss how gender roles changed because of World War II, but how did this come to be? An informative resource challenges scholars to do some digging and research the information for themselves. They research how...
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Hometown Heroes

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Transform studying about veterans in a textbook to personal interviews with veterans in the community. Four varying lesson plans make up an entire unit or individualized learning based on your class's needs. Exercises include researching...
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Sea Floor to Summit

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Who knew that mountain formation could be so entertaining? Leanr how mountains form with a resource on Mount Everest. Activities to guide learning include a simulation, project, videos, coloring activities, and worksheets.
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What's the Weather?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How many jackets do you need to stay warm and climb Mount Everest? An informatie resource covers the topic of Mount Everest, the resource helps young scientists discover the difference between climate and weather. Activities include...
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Women's History: Parading Through History

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Want to teach your pupils about debate, effective speech techniques, propaganda, and the women's movement? The first in a sequential series of three, scholars analyze real propaganda images from the the historic women's movement, view a...
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Helping Life and Aiding Death: Science, Technology, and Engineering at Work during World War I

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Science, engineering, and United States history? Pupils research collections of artifacts from the Smithsonian to learn about historical scientific innovations. At the end of the instructional activity, they write an essay to discuss...
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Heroes Who Made a Difference: Memorializing a Distinguished Service Cross Award Recipient

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ever wonder how to memorialize World War I heroes in the classroom? Activities in a high-quality social studies resource prompt middle schoolers to research Internet sources, complete a graphic organizer, and write an editorial feature...
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Uncovering a World at War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Has media always had an influence on public policy? After researching and reading news articles written during World War I, learners understand the influence of communication and media. They discuss articles in small groups and as a...
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People and Places in the North and South

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
North and South: two opposite directions and two opposite economic and social systems in time of the Civil War. Pupils peruse census websites and primary source photographs to understand what life was like for the everyday person before...
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Bombs Over Bikini: Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Cold War and the Manhattan Project launched the world into the nuclear age. Young historians explore how nations searched for bigger and better weapons to hold an advantage over other nations. Through discussion and comprehension...
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Why Flyers Flew

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The "Call of Duty" of a World War I pilot ... Why did they decide to fly and risk their lives? World War I aviators had a new and daunting task of flying above the warfare, which often meant a new type of battle in the sky. Using the...
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Deforestation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scientists observe deforestation from satellite photos and discuss the importance of forests to the global environment. They then simulate a plot of forest when farmers move into the area over the course of seven years. Finally,...
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A Time to Break Silence

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
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Equilibria—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teaching is a balancing act! Keep things on an even keel with a comprehensive equilibrium lesson plan. The resource covers reversible and irreversible reactions, Le Chatelier's Principle, and the industrial applications of equilibrium...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Air Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Some scientists argue that air pollution now causes more deaths than smoking. The second unit in a six-part series focuses on air quality. Scholars learn what's in the air, how clean the air around their school is, and what they can do...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Runoff, Impervious Surfaces, and Smart Development

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can a sidewalk increase the amount of pollution in local streams? Scholars learn the answer to this question though research and experimentation in the fifth unit in the six-part series. Pupils study runoff, impervious surfaces, and the...
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Crack the Case: History's Toughest Mysteries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young sleuths don their trench coats, tip their fedoras, and grab their notepads to investigate one of four famous unsolved mysteries. After examining multiple primary and secondary sources related to their cold case, they propose a...
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Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the students in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it very...
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Changes Over Time — Microfossils in Blake’s Nose

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scientists study sediment cores to understand climate and life throughout the history of the Earth. An interactive lesson has scholars access research data in order to better understand to which time periods specific micro-fossils...
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What Happens When You Have a Concussion?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever had a concussion? Watch a video that explains the complicated dangers of concussions and how brain neurons are damaged during a concussion. Discover ways to heal the brain after a concussion and the long term effects of head trauma.
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Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...
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Entering Italy: The Naples-Foggia Campaign

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The second half of 1943 found Allied soldiers struggling to separate Italy from the Axis Alliance and to solidify the new Italian government under Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. High schoolers take a deeper look at the intricacies of...
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The Ferocious Predatory Dinosaurs of Cretaceous Sahara

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's not to love about dinosaurs? Lucky for us humans, we can love to learn about them from 100 million years away, especially a group of extra large predatory dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period. Watch a descriptive video that...
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To Boldly Go...

For Teachers 5th - 12th
When we think of ocean exploration, many of us have visions of sunken pirate ships full of treasure or mysterious creatures of the deep. What really motivates deep-sea investigation? The first in a series of diverse six-part lessons...
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What is in that?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Invite your class to dig in to an engaging journey into the world of mining! Here you'll find the tools to equip young miners with knowledge of soil, rocks, and minerals, as well as types of mining operations. To round things out, the...
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Hoo Eats Who and What is What in Your Own Backyard?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bird is the word! Teach life science scholars the importance of our feathered friends and the roles they play in our ecosystem. Using the plan, learners investigate the birds in their areas, determine the biotic and abiotic factors that...
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Get Your Organisms Organized

For Teachers 6th Standards
From large to small, show your class how to organize them all! Included within the guide is everything you need to take their knowledge of classification from the cellular to the species level. The worksheets focus on building vocabulary...
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You Can’t Sneeze On This Tissue

For Teachers 6th Standards
Take your class' understanding of cells to the next level... or levels! Demonstrate the levels of organization using a variety of engaging methods. The teacher's guide includes the materials you'll need to execute a flower dissection,...
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Anne Frank: Facing Hatred, Daring to Dream

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
The stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White illustrate the power of children to make a difference. The three lesson in this must-have resource are designed to inspire young people to make a difference in their world....
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The Three Different Ways Mammals Give Birth

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
All mammals have warm blood, are vertebrates, breathe with their lungs, have hair or fur on their bodies, and produce milk for their young. But not all mammals give birth to their young in the same manner. Watch a video that explains how...
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Jellyfish Predate Dinosaurs. How Have They Survived So Long?

For Students 6th - 12th
Jellyfish range in size, species, hunting habits, and venom secretions. But one thing most all jellyfish have in common is their ability to survive and flourish in our oceans since before dinosaurs. Watch the video and find out just how...
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Plugging into the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's cooking? A sizzling STEM unit challenges scholars to build a solar cooker that can successfully cook an egg. The unit opens with a study of Earth's rotation, the sun's energy, and shadows. Pupils use a compass and thermometer to...
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Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
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The Earth Moves Under My Feet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Most people rely on the ground under them remaining still and constant, yet the plates on the earth are constantly moving. A research-based STEM lesson asks pupils to research seismic data and tectonic plates. Then they create surveys of...
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Starquest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Almost every ancient culture observed the stars and saw pictures in the patterns. Studying stars allowed them to guide travelers, determine when to plant crops, when to harvest food, and the stories surrounding the images include some of...
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Rock Our Town

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...
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Energy Pioneers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Which electricity pioneer made the largest contribution to where we are today? Pupils select a scientist or inventor to research and present to the class. From Celcius in 1701 to Ed Hammer in 1976, many scientists contributed to the...
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Saving Energy at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Schools spend more money on energy than computers and text books combined. Pupils divide into five groups to learn about the energy used by your school. Each group researches a different aspect related to electricity such as appliances,...
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Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Guide members of the educational community in understanding and supporting autistic learners. A kit from Autism Speaks includes an array of tools designed for parents, teachers, and community members. 
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It's a Whatchamacallit

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
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Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging lesson begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin researching the...
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Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can your breath change the acidity in a liquid? A lesson begins with a demonstration that proves it can. Then scholars perform an experiment to determine if other gases can change the pH of liquids. Finally, they research how this...
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Egypt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This six-week unit encompasses all subjects with a focus study on world history and the development of ancient civilizations. As gifted and talented students dive into the interesting yet challenging topic of Egypt, they think critically...
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Learning about Lunar New Year

For Teachers K - 12th
Rich in images and information, a teacher's guide to the traditions of Lunar New Year's celebrations in various cultures addresses celebrations of Buddhism and Daoism. It includes background information about the origins of the...
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Producers Make Their Own Food

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
During an inquiry-based lesson, scholars decide which variable to test and then design an experiment to determine the needs of producers. After two weeks, they complete a full analysis and research paper.
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Sustainability and Extinction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins on earth that live north of the equator (in the wild). In this last lesson a discussion on how the Galapagos islands developed their populations and diversity sparks the introduction. Two...
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Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
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Artificial Selection

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The second lesson in the series begins with a starter activity discussing wild versus domesticated animals. Then, scholars play a card game, with optional variations, to emphasize artificial selection. Next, they attend a field trip to a...
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Darwin’s Bees

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do you call a bee born in May? A maybe! This first lesson in a series of four begins with a starter activity to get scholars thinking about the topic. Then a circus, or circuit of seven activities, show Darwin's research into bee...
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Biology Training Conclusion

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Gravity is just one consideration when determining human habitability on a new planet. The lesson plan connects four different units and starts with connecting the various systems: planetary systems, human body systems, etc. After...
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Consumers Get Energy From Other Living Things

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do plants and animals get their food? Learn about where energy comes from, how animals store energy, and aerobic respiration, in a lesson that allows scholars to diagram energy flows. 
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Biology Training Module

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Are you a koalafied biologist? The lesson begins with research about human survival and our ecosystem. Then, an online training module simulates the effects of changes to the plants and animals in an ecosystem. Finally, scholars research...
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Teach Mrs. Jones' Class about Microbes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
During a biology instructional activity, scholars research microbes, design a lesson plan using an outline, and present the instructional activity to the class. 
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Where to Look For Life?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Every year we discover new planets including more than 1,000 in 2016 alone. Will we ever find life on another planet? The activity includes two activities to help scholars understand this concept. First, they analyze the temperature...
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Research to Deepen Understanding Grade 6: Research Framework

For Teachers 6th Standards
The ability to research is a key skill that helps deepen understanding of information, find explanations to questions, evaluate sources, and make connections. Walk sixth graders through the research process involving identifying a topic...
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Human Impact on Ecosystems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An environmenta science unit includes three lessons plus a cumulative project covering the ecosystem. Scholars follow the history of the Ford Rouge Factory from its construction on wetlands and how it destroyed the environment to its...
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Teacher's Guide to Science Projects

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
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Income and Careers: Career Exploration

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers take part in a virtual career day and are exposed to various career opportunities in the finance, education, and medical fields. By accessing a video you can download from the PwC Financial website, learners "shadow"...
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Global Water Supply Middle School Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 8th
We take a steady shower stream and clean drinking water for granted, but in many countries around the world, the lack of water or a clean water supply is responsible for higher sickness and death rates. Taking a closer look at the water...
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Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Young learners today are bombarded by media manipulation. Help them develop the skills they will need to become savvy 21st century media consumers with a unit on media literacy.
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Dr. Seuss in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th Standards
Explore the works of Dr. Seuss, such as Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches and Egg, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Each story lesson includes reading...
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Act of Duty

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
PBS provides educators with this "Utilization Guide," a four segment program that covers the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The 42-page packet includes lessons, background...
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Voices of the Revolution: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Paul Revere, Mercy Otis Warren, James Forten, Henry Knox. The voices of the American Revolution come alive in this enrichment packet designed to challenge learners who have mastered the basic concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...
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EarthViewer

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Can you imagine Washington DC and London as close neighbors occupying the same continent? Learners will be fascinated as they step back in time and discover the evolution of the earth's continents and oceans from 4.5 billion years ago to...
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Electricity, Frankenstein, and the Spark of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Shocking! After viewing a short clip from the 1931 movie, Frankenstein and reviewing electricity references in Mary Shelley's novel, class members examine Luigi Galvani's and Alessandro Volta's observations on electricity and muscle...
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Hoot Activities

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If you're looking for engaging, cross-curricular, inquiry-based activities and projects to support your class reading of Carl Hiaasen's Hoot, you've come to the right place!
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My Famous Person Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
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Famous Person Book Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What a great adaptation of your traditional famous person project! After selecting and reading a biography of a famous person, pupils design a "book" that includes a doll/action figure printable of the famous person, written summary, and...
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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Folk Tales and Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
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Space Travelers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Groups of three scientists from the rocky planet Zog investigate the composition of soil so that they can take the information back to their home, create soil there, and begin to grow food.
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Writing Goes Wild

For Teachers 4th Standards
Young scientists develop their observation and writing skills as they craft and then post a detailed description of a plant or animal they have spotted and photographed.
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It’s Greek to Me: Greek Mythology

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Designed as extension exercises in homeschool or classroom settings, as well as for individual work, the ideas in this packet are sure to engage learners in an investigation of Greek mythology.
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War Horse and WWI Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library. As part of their study of War Horse individuals create an anthology of World War I poetry. 
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Dreams Progress

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Has society progressed to the dream Martin Luther King Jr. expressed in his famous address during the civil rights movement? Learners work with a partner to analyze one excerpt from King's "I Have A Dream" speech and find a current image...
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The Chronicles of Narnia

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Designed to be used after a reading of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and after a viewing of the film, the packet includes discussion topics, activities, and projects. A must-have resource for...
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Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
A rich series of activities introduces learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples: the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the...
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Get More Sleep

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Help learners identify habits that interfere with sleep and to understand the importance of adequate rest and its impact on not only physical health, but also emotional wellbeing.
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Habits of Mind

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Here is a comprehensive unit on the 16 Habits of Mind that includes a wide variety of activities, worksheets, differentiation strategies, and instructor notes. The unit consists of 18 lessons and offers an organized progression of...
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Ceramic Tile Wall Murals

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Science, social studies, language arts, and art classes work together with administrators to produce a permanent, ceramic tile wall mural to install at their school. 
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Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Julius Caesar need not be Greek to kids. The background information and suggestions for teachers, as well as the activities for learners, make this curriculum guide a must-have for your Shakespeare curriculum library.
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
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Civil War on Sunday

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Reading Mary Pope Osborne's Civil War on Sunday? Here's a packet crammed with activities, exercises, reading guides, and project suggestions. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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A Holiday Tradition: Which Christmas Tree Will You Choose?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Different varieties of Christmas trees provide an interesting way to combine social studies, science, math, and technology. Class members not only research the history of the Christmas tree holiday tradition, they compare and contrast...
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Tuck Everlasting

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt's award-winning fantasy novel is the core text for a 49-page teacher's guide packed with writing and research ideas, activities, projects, as well as cross-curriculum connections. The resource would make...
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Evaluating Websites Worksheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Talk about a required 21st Century Skill! With all the information available on the Internet, users must be able to evaluate Web resources. Here's a activity that identifies criteria, presents key questions to consider, and provides room...
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Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
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The Maya Files

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Class members adopt the role of Law and Order history investigators and examine primary source documents to determine the legitimacy of Marco Polo's claim that he traveled to and traded in China. A cleverly crafted activity that deserves...
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Gender Roles

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Class members identify gender-specific roles and expectations in American society today by surveying adults, examining modern entertainment, and researching historical figures.
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Which Plant Is Which?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Learn about dichotomous keys, plant identification, and how to care for the planet with a lesson that includes several hands-on and innovative activities. Kids go on a plant scavenger hunt and classify the plants that they find...
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Predicting Whether the Weather is Good for the Garden

For Teachers 4th Standards
Can your class predict the weather? Show them how they can come close with a lesson about creating weather instruments, including weather vanes, barometers, wind socks, anemometers, and thermometers. Kids research weather patterns and...
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P is for Poppies

For Teachers 5th
Explore the way local farming and rationing helped the war effort in World War I with a lesson plan on gardening. After learning about trench warfare, reading "In Flanders' Field" by John McCrae, and studying poppies, kids discuss the...
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Analyzing the News

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
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Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
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On the Road to Revolution: Creating a Living Timeline

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Divided into nine topic groups, from the Proclamation of 1763 to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, your young historians will research major events on the road to the American Revolution and then create a 2-3 minute sketch explaining...
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Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Bacteria and viruses are responsible for mass carnage, so what better way to learn about them than through creating a wanted poster? The wanted poster idea can be used for many different topics, so if you aren't teaching about bacteria,...
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Evernote

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Here is an app version of a powerful tool that allows you and your students to have one place where you can capture, organize, and share items in multiple media formats.  The different uses for this app are as varied as your ideas and...
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The Mayflower's Atlantic Crossing

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
By the end of this interdisciplinary activity, youngsters will be able to describe the Gulf Stream ocean current and how it impacted the journey of the Mayflower ship. Reading, research, and the use of a really neat interactive website,...
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The Role of Water in the Generation of Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Not only do we need to drink water to survive, it has become increasingly important to us in its ability to help generate electricity. In some cases, it is renewable, and in others, it is not. Middle schoolers scrutinize a scenario by...
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Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding...
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The Case of the Mysterious Renters

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper-elementary kids examine the water usage in their own home, then use that data to solve a case in which a landlady is trying to determine how many people are living in an apartment being rented. Combine math, scientific method, and...
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Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Build a class community, allow time for in-depth reflection and research, and facilitate the learning and writing process with online discussion boards! A resource delves into the benefits and purposes of discussion boards, as well as...
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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Just because you can, should you? Reflections on the ethics and limits of medical research are prompted by a reading of excerpts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, viewing of clips from the 1931 film, and examining sections of the online...
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
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Using Recycled Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to our recycling once it is hauled away? In the third of four Earth Day lessons about recycling and reducing our impact on the world's natural resources, learners explore where recycled materials go and what becomes of them....
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Ahead of the Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
According to the movie Wildcats, "It's the sport of kings, better than diamond rings, football!" It is also, however, the sport of severe concussions and ongoing blows to the head. In order to keep our Seahawks soaring and Broncos...
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Oral History Interview Questions Worksheet

For Students 4th - 8th
What is an oral history interview? What goes into the planning and what should be said? Why is it important that we know and learn from oral history? This is an excellent worksheet to support your young historians as they conduct...
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Serving Sizes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real...
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Greening Your Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers redesign their school to make it more energy efficient, and create a model of their design. Learners get together in groups of 5, and they take on the task of making their school more energy efficient. To do this, they...
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Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a...
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Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In the third and final lesson in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding,...
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Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
In instructional activity 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the...
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Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople

For Teachers 4th Standards
In the first lesson plan of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great...
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Synthesizing Information: Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders view examples of help-wanted ads as they plan and create their own writing in the fourteenth lesson plan of this unit on colonial trade. The engagement of the class is captured when the teacher shares an actual help-wanted...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing

For Teachers 4th Standards
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as...
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Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they...
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Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
In the tenth instructional activity of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while...
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Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the Wheelwright

For Teachers 4th Standards
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh lesson of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills, learners first...
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Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast

For Teachers 4th Standards
The twelfth instructional activity of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous instructional activity, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical...
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Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth lesson of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read informational texts and...
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Research and Report

For Teachers 5th Standards
I love well scaffolded resources that help all types of learners succeed, and this is one of them! Here you will get a huge set of printable cards that are intended to help foster good research skills in your fifth graders. They choose...
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Impact of Climate Change on Chinook Salmon

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case...
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Sea Turtles and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
There are seven species of sea turtles, five of which live in the Gulf of Mexico. Young scientists learn about each and then examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on the populations. A video, Internet links to sea...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: GREAT TO COMMUNICATE

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Humans love to communicate and they do it in so many different ways. The class investigates how people have used new inventions and technological innovations to communicate. They are divided into groups of three or four and given the...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Performing Arts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The classical arts have made a lasting impact on our society and your advanced learners get to find out why. The activity starts as the children create a list of the arts found in society, they discuss how these art forms impact their...
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Hydroelectric and Geothermal: Benefits and Drawbacks

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Take a closer look at hydroelectric and geothermal energy with your physical science class. Do the benefits really outweigh the costs to the surrounding areas? After doing some reading about each, small groups discuss and create a...
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Change Over Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An in-depth look at population change and its effect on the surrounding environment, the activities included here are an excellent connection between science and social studies. Although the worksheets and data are centered around...
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NASA

For Students 3rd - 12th
Everything you have ever wanted to know about our solar system, space exploration, and more can be found here. Be prepared to clear your schedule; you will be sucked into the app like a star into a black hole.
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Analyzing Data: Conflict in Schools

For Teachers 4th Standards
While reading charts and statistics can sometimes be puzzling, this introductory lesson plan uses a jigsaw strategy to help students understand data about bullying in school. Four colorful charts of school survey data serve as the...
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Written Conversation: The Need for School Constitutions

For Teachers 4th Standards
Do schools need written constitutions? Fourth graders dive into this constructive conversation by answering, sharing, and discussing five relevant prompts. The written conversations protocol, a highly effective discussion management...
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You've Got to See it to Believe It!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Youngsters develop an understanding of how smog is produced, and how exhaust from automobiles is one of the major sources of smog. They explore the roles that engineers play in developing technologies that reduce smog, then work in teams...
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Researching Information

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Give your junior high researchers a clear concept of how to go about starting their research paper with the resources available in this exercise. Learners develop an idea to research, and spend time in the library or computer lab...
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The Inca Projecta

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a wonderful idea, intended for learners in a collaborative multi-grade setting. While learners of different grades focus on different aspects of the same project, all their efforts culminate in a time tunnel, where they turn...
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Young JFK’s Plea for a Raise

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What a terrific lesson on writing a persuasive letter. Learners read and analyze a letter that was actually written by ten-year-old John F. Kennedy. He wrote the letter to his father in an effort to get his allowance increased. Pupils...
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Nutrition, Hydration, and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
NFL football in science class? Yes, please! In an engaging and motivating three-day lesson, kids take a look at their own nutritional habits and needs compared to those of an NFL player, then experiment with the effects of hydration on...
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Living with the Heat

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young oceanographers study the Submarine Ring of Fire, which is a series of deep-water volcanic vents that come up from the ocean floor. Learners take a close look at the unique ecosystems that are associated with these areas, how these...
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What Path Will You Follow?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question every kid has to answer quite often. Here is a lesson that will allow them to do some thinking about that very topic, and to learn about some professions they might consider...
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What is Conceptual Art?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art...
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Tsunami...Harbor Wave!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners examine the tsunami of 2004. They look at what created the wave, the destruction it caused, and the needs of the survivors. Pupils utilize an interactive website that sheds further light on the causes of tsunamis and the types...
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The Caveman Catastrophe

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young archaeologists study the development of human history, and work in groups to create a timeline that traces the development of humans. Additionally, the groups utilize a very clever graphic organizer embedded in the plan in order to...
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Asian Islam and Arab Islam

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Focus on the impact and practice of Islam throughout Asia and the Middle East. Learners review the seven major religions, the spread of Islam, and Islamic tenets commonly practiced. They then research one country that practices Islamic...
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Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
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Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Wow! What a lesson plan! Six terrific activities are described in great detail, in this 31-page document! Learners will model and explain cloud formation, sketch and identify certain cloud types, calculate and compare incoming and...
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Precipitation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is a fabulous collection of lessons for your emerging meteorologists! In them, learners will utilize satellite data to determine distribution of rainfall, research global rainfall patterns, and utilize their knowledge to propose new...
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Weather: A Global Awareness Tour

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and...
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England: Discover a World of Culture and History

For Teachers 4th
England is a very interesting country full of cultural and historical geography. Here is an impressive collection of lessons that will familiarize your students with England's cultural and historical geography. The activities presented...
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Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience

For Teachers 5th
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
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Piqua Historical Area State Memorial

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Here is an outstanding field trip guide to the Piqua State Historical Park in Ohio. If you happen to be an Ohio teacher who is planning a trip to the park with your class, this guide will be invaluable. In it, there are suggestions for...
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Where Has It Been? Tracking the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

For Teachers 5th - 8th
By studying the assumed extinction, and subsequent rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, learners use maps and come up with a scenario for the rediscovery of the bird. This incredibly thorough lesson plan is chock-full of...
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Geothermal Energy in Latin America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy...
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The Hatfield and McCoy Feud

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the Hatfield and McCoy feud. For this Hatfield and McCoy feud lesson, 4th graders examine factors that caused the feud. Students also locate on a map where the feud took place, make a timeline of the main...
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Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that...
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Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher...
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Beethoven Manuscript Sold at Auction

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners react to a series of statements about Beethoven, then read a news article about the sale of a 179-year-old manuscript by the musical genius. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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British Royalty Tours the U.S.

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students share their knowledge of England, then read a news article about Prince Charles's anticipated visit to the U.S. In this current events lesson (written prior to Prince Charles's visit), the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Chicago White Sox Win World Series

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Colossal Squid Caught in Antarctic

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students define the word colossal, then read a news article about an enormous squid caught off Antarctica. In this animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with dictionary and vocabulary activities,...
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Gas Prices Keep Rising

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students discuss rising gas prices, then read a news article about how the increase in fuel cost may affect other prices. In this economics and current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion...
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Gold Rush California and its Diverse Population

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students compare contemporary cultural differences with historical differences based on population percentage. In this cross-curriculum Gold Rush/math lesson, students analyze aspects of California's Gold Rush population and diversity...
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NASA Plans Moon Base

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to statements about the moon, then read a news article about NASA's plans to build a permanent base on the moon. In this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and a...
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New $1 Coins Honor U.S. Presidents

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Elementary schoolers examine money, then read a news article about new coins being produced by the U.S. Mint. The teacher introduces the article with samples of American money and a vocabulary activity, then learners read the news piece...
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New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the Supreme Court, then read a news article about the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Oprah Winfrey Opens New School in Africa

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Africa and share their knowledge of the continent, then read a news article about Oprah Winfrey building a school in South Africa. In this current events activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Real Ice Ages Longer Than Movie Ice Ages

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
If your class's knowledge of the Ice Age is limited to animated movies, use this lesson plan to strengthen their knowledge. After sharing what they know about the Ice Age, young readers explore a news article seeking to dispel...
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Return to the Moon

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to statements about space exploration, then read a news article about plans to resume manned flights to the moon. In this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and...
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Soda to be Absent from Schools

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Should schools serve soda to students? Learners read an artlcle that argues against the sale of soda in schools and engage in a class discussion. They then complete a short assessment to check for comprehension and reflect on the...
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Trailers Become Schools After Hurricane Katrina

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students share their thoughts about natural disasters, then read a news article about how life at an elementary school was changed after Hurricane Katrina. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Traveling Cat Flown Home to Family

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Wisconsin and Belgium on a world map, then read a news article about a cat that stowed away on ship from the U.S. to Europe. For this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with map and vocabulary...
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Winter Olympic Torch Traveling Across Italy

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to statements about the 2006 Winter Olympics, then read a news article about the Olympic torch's journey through Italy. In this current events instructional activity (written prior to the 2006 Winter Olympics), the teacher...
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A World of Information

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students analyze data and statistics about countries around the world. They read graphs and charts, color a world map to illustrate the top ten statistics about the world, and write a paragraph to summarize their information.
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Who's The Boss?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers research and analyze some different types of governments. Democracies, Monarchies, and Dictatorships are some of the types that are looked at. Learners use the Internet to gather information that...
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Lesson: More Than Meets the Eye

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Older learners analyze a controversial painting entitled The Cutting Scene, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony 1832. They use the issues raised in the image to construct debate arguments questioning if the artist's painting exploits Native...
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Lesson: Snake Handling

For Teachers K - 5th
Are the studies of art and archeology connected? You bet they are! Young scholars research the ancient temples of Mexico by visiting an archaeology site. They describe the various temples they see, taking note of shapes, stairs, details,...
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Life-Sized Drawing

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on...
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Meadow Madness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the evolution from a pond habitat to a meadow.  In this habitat lesson plan, students become familiar with a beaver meadow habitat.  Students are aasigned an animal to research and find why the animal best survives in...
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Tense New Words

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders evaluate parts of speech. In this verb tense lesson, 6th graders perform different action verbs for the class. In small groups, students write a story using different verb tenses and transfer their story to PowerPoint....
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Volcanoes: USGS Geography

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research volcanoes. In this volcanoes unit, students examine components of a volcano, how it is created, what causes it to erupt, and the results of an eruption. There are a series of 6 lessons included in this unit. Students...
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Eggs'ceptional Experiments

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students see evidence of chemical reaction and follow the scientific method to hypothesize, observe, and reach conclusions. They conduct a series of egg based experiments such as forming crystals and complete journal activities as a...