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What Makes TB the World's Most Infectious Killer?
5 mins 6th - 12th
New ReviewTuberculosis is one of the most pervasive—and one of the oldest—diseases in the world. Why is it so hard to control the spread of this sickness? Watch an informative video about the white plague, also known as consumption, that discusses...
How This Disease Changes the Shape of Your Cells
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewJust what exactly is sickle cell disease? A short, animated video explains how the cell adaption works, how inheriting the sickle cell trait can be an advantage in malaria-prone areas, and how sickle cell disease can be deadly.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension...
A Positive Response to a “Deferred Dream”
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Langston Hughes' "Harlem" launches a study of how to respond positively when a personal dream is deferred. After a careful analysis of the poem, class members consider the various ways people can respond to difficult situations and how...
How to Stay Calm under Pressure
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Practice doesn't always make perfect. Pupils watch a four-minute video to learn about the concept of choking during a performance. Next, they answer multiple-choice and open-ended questions about the content in the video. Scholars can...
The Lowdown — Life Expectancy: Finding Ratio Relationships
6th CCSS: Designed
Your health might very well be affected by where you live. Scholars investigate life expectancy, obesity, hypertension, and physical activity rates using one installment of the Math at the Core MS: ratios series. They work in an...