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Life of a Private Lesson PlanLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In order to understand the challenges the Continental Army faced during the American Revolution, class members analyze primary source materials including a soldier's journal and an officer's letter, and watch a short reenactment video.
Why Did Some Colonial Virginians Continue to Support the King?Lesson Planet
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Not all colonials supported the American Revolution. A resource from the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown ask young historians to investigate the reasons why some colonial Virginians were loyalist and continued to support King...
How One Journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers AccountableLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th
A short video on Ida B. Wells introduces viewers to the work of this fearless investigative journalist whose articles about lynchings focused the country's attention on countless murders of African Americans.
Reflection: The Message behind the MusicLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Music lyrics offer messages. Some lyrics offer positive messages, some negative, some reflective, some explosive. Class members investigate the powerful messages in the lyrics of popular rap songs by first reading one student's essay on...
Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976Lesson Planet
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As part of a study of women in Congress, class members read the contextual essay, "A Changing of the Guard; Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976." Groups then research a woman serving during this...
Lesson 2 - Consonant-Vowel-Consonant WordsLesson Planet
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Closed syllable words contain short vowel sounds. A phonics lessons introduces readers to consonant-vowel-consonant words. Guided instruction introduces the words with a series of dictation activities, and then learners practice reading...
Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights LeaderLesson Planet
3rd - 7th CCSS: Designed
Expand class members' appreciation of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A powerful resource examines King's speeches, writings, and actions that reveal his deep commitment to a nonviolent approach to Civil Rights. Learners watch a...
Fahrenheit 451—Activity PackLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The burning questions is at what point do readers of Fahrenheit 451 recognize the many literary devices Ray Bradbury employs in his dystopian classic that warns of a society that uses media to indoctrinate the public and denigrates...
Saving Energy at Home and SchoolLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Young conservationists enlist the aid of their classmates and family members in assessing and monitoring energy usage at school and at home. After studying forms of energy and energy transportation, class members learn how to read...
Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration LawLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
Drug Education Tobacco Year 9Lesson Planet
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Middle schoolers investigate the effects of tobacco use on the four major spheres of a person's life. They then compare the safety of conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The lesson ends with class members practicing techniques for...
The Cambodian Myth of Lightning, Thunder, and RainLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Life—plants, animals, people—depend on water. Its importance is evident in the number of myths in global cultures that offer explanations for the origins of rain, thunder, and lightning. A sacred dance drama that represents the Cambodian...
The Complicated History of SurfingLesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th
Beach Boys and beach bunnies, woodies and long boards, the Billabong Pipeline Masters and Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational. Ah, but there's much more to surfing than riding waves. A short video traces the sometimes dark history of this...
Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3Lesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Curator, artist, art handler, archivist, conservator-restorer, guide. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of museum professionals? After a visit to an art museum, class members reflect on the role of the museum in...
Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide OpenLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
Civic Engagement and U.S. Immigration PolicyLesson Planet
8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
To conclude their study of immigration and human rights, class members create a civic engagement project centered on an issue of immigration and designed to influence US immigration policy. They examine examples of attempts to influence...