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Set Up a Remote Learning Schedule for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This collection provides a 2-week sample plan and a blank template for remote learning. In addition, we provide ideas to get you started in your planning for remote instruction. 
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21st Century Skills Level I & II: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started to build and establish 21st century skills in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4b, Unit 2: Research Study: Industrial and Agricultural Water Management

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 17 lessons in Module 4B, Unit 2 continue to focus on sustainable water management. Seventh graders research ways industry and agriculture currently use freshwater resources to ways sustainable water management could be improved. They...
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Social Media Toolbox

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The internet as well as the popularity of and availability of personal electronic devices equipped with social media has changed journalism forever. Here's a collection of resources that provide student journalists the tools they need to...
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Crash Course: Study Skills

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A 10-video collection introduces learners to the skills they need to learn. Topics include note taking, preparing for tests, how to avoid procrastination, and how to control anxiety. Along the way, viewers will also learn about how the...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in Module 3A focuses on research skills. The 10 lessons in the collection have students examining how businesses can impact working conditions. Using a case study of the garment industry, class members learn to gather...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 2: Researching Consequences and Stakeholders of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which of Michael Pollan’s four food chains described in The Omnivore’s Dilemma would best feed the United States?  To answer this question, eight grade teams research other articles and resources and build a cascading consequences chart...
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Digital Citizenship: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with your classroom of digital citizens—a collection of lesson plans, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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WE Are Innovators: Elementary Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A collection of five resources encourages young scientists to be innovative thinkers and design a sustainable product or service. Lessons target pollution, food waste, energy-inefficient housing, and transportation issues.    
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WE Are Innovators: High School Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in a collection from WE are Innovators encourages high schoolers to go where scientists have not gone before.  They read articles and watch videos to gather information and then use an innovative mindset and their...
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Admongo Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Ads no longer target just teens and adults. Kids from eight to 12 have become the focus of a whole new generation of advertisers. A collection of four resources help tweens develop the critical thinking skills they need to understand...
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English for Emails

For Teachers 9th Standards
Prepare young job seekers for the world of work with a nine-unit collection that helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in an online business environment. The collection covers e-mail address formats, domain names,...
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iCivics: Mini Media Literacy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for the high school classroom, the  mini-lessons in this collection combine studies of the United States government with news literacy skills. Each lesson includes a civics reading, a news literacy feature, and a news literacy...
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Microsoft Word

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Microsoft Word is a widely used technology tool. Get to know the popular program with a collection of 44 videos. Video topics include creating and opening documents, page layouts, pictures, text wrapping, and so much more! 
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Use Information Correctly

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Four videos make up the "Use Information Correctly" series designed for 21st-century learners. The collection focuses on how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources, understanding copyright laws, learning how to copyright their original...
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Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In an age when so much information is delivered online, media literacy skills are essential. John Green's Crash Course on Navigating Digital Information provides 21st-century learners with the skills they need to help them evaluate the...
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Google Docs: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with using Google Docs in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Young Digital Citizens

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
It's important to know our limits within the world wide web. Teach your young digital citizens the basics of online etiquette like who we can communicate with, what we share, how to be safe and secure, understanding misinformation, and...
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Project-based Learning: A Dynamic Approach to Classroom Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Project-based learning. What is it? What are the benefits? The pitfalls? What preparation is necessary? Skills? Tools? This collection of articles, apps, worksheets, lesson/units plans, and project suggestions will get you started on the...
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Chromebook Essentials: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with using Chromebooks in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Social Media for Educators: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started using social media in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Research Skills For High Schoolers: Going Beyond Google

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Now more than ever it is essential that 21st-century learners develop strong research skills. The resources in this collection are designed to teach high schoolers how to formulate a research question, use advanced search techniques,...
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Innovative Research Skills for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
No matter what technology is available to your middle schoolers, the basic tenets of research remain the same: analyzing primary and secondary documents, verifying the validity of sources, and citing sources properly. Explore a...
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Get Involved: Service Learning Projects for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young teenagers may be aware of the problems in the world, but they may not know how close the problems are in their own community — and the many ways they can help. Mobilize their concern with a number of projects about local outreach,...
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This series of cross-curricular resources covers just about every subject, ranging from social studies to geometry to physical science. Each worksheet includes a reading passage and five questions that require learners to apply reading...
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Performing and Presenting Research: 7th ELA Grade Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The W.7.7, W.7.8, and W.7.9 Common Core standards revolve around conducting, gathering, and presenting research. Solid research skills will serve your students well across the disciplines throughout their academic, and perhaps...
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The Internet: Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle school students will love this five-part unit which engages them in considering the finality (and sometimes falsehood) of things posted online. They fact check online news articles, find videos and full standards-aligned lesson...
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Middle School Internet 101

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Looking for ways to help middle school students understand their role as digital citizens? Look no further—this five-part unit walks learners through creator's rights, searching strategies, scam awareness, more. They (and you!) will love...
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Middle School Internet 102

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your middle school students really assessed their media habits? Use this five-part unit to establish some goals of effective media use, clarify online ethics, keep kids safe, and consider the pros and cons of an online alter-ego. 
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Privacy and the Internet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What questions should your high school students ask themselves before posting things online? Use this five-part unit to encourage analysis of making thoughts public by posting them on the Internet. Learners consider who has access to...
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Using the Internet with Your Future in Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll find everything you need here to put together a unit on safe internet practices. Your high school class will focus on usage rights, cyberbullying, privacy, the pros and cons of becoming a "web celeb", and the importance of...
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Your Online Persona

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do your high schoolers have their own online ethics code? Guide them as they explore their moral compass of social media and internet activity. They will consider how they are represented online, what role ethics plays, create their own...
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Developing Core Proficiencies: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the literacy program in your seventh grade department with a four-lesson unit about developing the core proficiencies for language arts. Middle schoolers work on reading closely, making evidence-based claims, deepening...
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Digital Citizenship 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Guide your highschoolers through the basics of becoming responsible digital citizens using this four-lesson unit. Find discussion questions and relevant issues teenagers face when entering into the digital world. 
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Practical Money Skills: Loans and Expenses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A dollar saved is a dollar earned—but what about a dollar spent? Guide young financial wizards through important economic decisions in their near future.
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Practical Money Skills: Banking Services

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Provide high schoolers with personal finance skills that they can take to the bank! A set of lessons incorporate consumer math and practical economic skills to teach learners about the best ways to build their credit scores.
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Practical Money Skills: Consumer Knowledge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much do your high schooler really know about personal finance? Guide them around some common mistakes and pitfalls of the economic system with a set of helpful finance lessons.
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Interactive Lessons by Google on Digital Citizenship

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teach tweens and teens about digital citizenship with a collection of nine lessons from Google. Each resource in the collection includes an interactive lesson and a teaching guide. The main focus of the series is on the safe use of...
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1:1 Implementation: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Just what you needed to get started with implementing instruction through a 1:1 program—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Crash Course: Intellectual Property

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Intellectual property is a whole new, fast growing field of law. The basic ideas is that non-physical property or a novel idea can be owned owned. The seven-episode collection defines intellectual property, and covers the complexity of...
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Teaching Digital Citizenship

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In today's world, knowing how to thrive in the digital realm is a huge asset. Check out these seven digital citizenship lessons covering everything from online collaboration to copyright law and protecting a digital reputation. Videos...
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Beginning Programming with Raspberry PI

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This collection contains resources to help one get started with using the Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a...
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Google Mobile Apps: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Just what you needed to get started using Google Mobile Apps in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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A Proactive Approach to Career Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use the resources in this collection to encourage high schoolers to take a proactive approach to career education and readiness. The lesson plans, presentations, and activities help individuals develop realistic plans, research careers,...
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Post-Secondary Counseling 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education.
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The Successful Student

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What's the key to a successful student? Knowing learning styles and tapping into what makes them click. Use this collection to motivate your class to become the best students they can be!
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The Lowdown: How Good are You at Detecting Bias?

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Get the lowdown on five different types of biases (confirmation, anchoring, blind-spot, negativity, outcome) with a activity that not only provides examples but also offers suggestions for how to detect and combat each type.
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Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The framers of the United States Constitution felt a free press was so essential to a democracy that they granted the press the protection it needed to hold the powerful to account in the First Amendment. Today, digital natives need to...
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 3)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the US government's role proves very important in the American economy, especially for consumers. Scholars learn about how varying government agencies help them when facing an issue. The third and final resource in the...
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 2)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Simply understanding consumer rights may not help people solve their problems. Understanding who to turn to becomes key in many different scenarios. Teach the value of various organizations that fight for consumer rights through...
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NewsFeed Defenders Extension Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Accuracy, transparency, trustworthiness, and impartiality are four unspoken rules of journalism. Scholars delve deep into the subject by discussing the pros and cons of relying on social media for news. They also play an online game to...
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Evaluating Web Sites

For Teachers 8th Standards
If it's on the Internet, it must be true—right? How can someone tell if a website contains less-than-truthful information? Savvy surfers evaluate sources in the fifth of a six-part college and career readiness instructional activity...
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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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History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
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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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Satisfaction Please! (Part 1)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The topic of consumerism seems easy to those who participate actively in the US economy, but pupils who are new to economics may see the idea as foreign. Help them understand their rights as consumers and what to expect when interacting...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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Building Evidence-Based Arguments: Energy Crossroads

For Teachers 6th Standards
How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity? He was shocked! Writers put their their argumentative writing skills to the test in the fourth and final unit containing five scaffolded parts that first explore an energy...
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Digital Compass

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Time to make some real world decisions in an interactive digital citizenship game. Choose a story and help the characters make the right decisions regarding Internet safety, cyberbullying, copyright, media literacy, appropriate online...
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Interland

For Students Pre-K - 8th
"Be Internet Awesome" is the motto in a super cool digital citizenship interactive created by Google. Interland is made up of four lands that explore the importance of digital safety and helps young Internet users to be alert, strong,...
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Cyberbullying—Alternate Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should schools be permitted to punish young scholars for off-campus cyberbullying? After reading a passage that details statistics about cyberbullying and Supreme Court rulings about schools' ability to limit student speech, class...
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The Ethics of Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the short and long-term consequences for consumers and producers of modern media propaganda? Class members ponder this essential question as their unit study of ethics of propaganda concludes. After examining two case studies,...
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Understanding Viral Messages

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine advertising for a product but not being paid to do so. Welcome to the world of Viral Messaging. Class members first view a T-Mobile flash mob video that went viral and has been seen by over 14 million viewers. After analyzing the...
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Propaganda in Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Board Game Helps Fight Real World Ebola," a video produced by Voice of America, provides the text for a guided instructional activity that asks viewers to analyze the propaganda techniques used in the video. Groups then select a example...
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Authentication Beyond the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
In an age of fake news, alternative facts, and Internet trolls it is essential that 21st Century learners develop the skills they need to authenticate the facts in viral news. Here is a great way to begin with a resource that provides...
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Fighting Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
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Citizen Watchdogs and the News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To conclude their case study of media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, class members consider the role of citizen watchdogs in a democratic society, develop strategies for combating...
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Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their continued investigation of the reporting of the shooting of Michael Brown class members analyze photos of Michael Brown and the social media response to these images. The class then develops a guide they believe news...
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The Power of Images

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One picture but a thousand stories. As a part of a case study of how the death of Michael Brown was reported by professional news sources and on social media class members examine the reactions of various groups to a photograph taken by...
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Verifying Breaking News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The attempts of journalists to verify the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown take center stage as individuals analyze three of the initial newspaper accounts of the story. The whole class discussion then focuses on the...
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How Journalists Minimize Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members are challenged to write a neutral news story about the events they observe in a short video. After sharing their stories in groups and discussing the different perceptions, the class concludes with a video of journalists...
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The Impact of Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does identity influence the way people respond to events? That is the central question class members grapple with as they examine a political cartoon, read a vignette by Sandra Cisneros, watch of video of police officers discussing...
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Kids in the Kitchen

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not here! Set up a cooking club at school using this 148-page guide that teaches food and kitchen safety, measurement techniques, and nutrition. Young chefs get their hands wet by participating in a variety...
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40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
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Power Pack: Lessons in Civics, Math, and Fine Arts

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Newspaper in Education (NIE) Week honors the contributions of the newspaper and is celebrated in the resource within a civics, mathematics, and fine arts setting. The resource represents every grade from 3rd to 12th with questions and...
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Reading Closely For Textual Details: "And, above all, we had to learn English."

For Teachers 8th Standards
Only a thorough understanding of history can save us from repeating it. Practice close reading skills with an eighth grade unit that focuses on 19th century America, including European immigration into Ellis Island and Frederick...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: Woman's Rights

For Teachers 8th Standards
American women have been working toward equal rights since the ink dried on the Declaration of Independence. Focused on the words and actions of Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, and Venus Williams, a language arts lesson takes eighth...
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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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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims: 2005 Commencement Address Stanford University Steve Jobs

For Teachers 6th Standards
In order to make evidence-based claims, one must be able to draw explicit information from text. From here, learners take that information, analyze the text to develop a deeper understanding, and connect with the information in order to...
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Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

For Teachers 11th Standards
If you are considering adding or expanding a unit on utopian and dystopian literature you simply must check out this fabulous resource. Packed with plans, activities, project-based and 21st century learning opportunities, the unit uses a...
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"

For Teachers 6th Standards
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy: The Power of New Media Unit

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are the benefits of media use? What are the dangers for young people and for society as a whole? After examining a series of materials, individuals craft an essay in which they explain what is at stake, state their own position on...
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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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That’s Fresh

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Whether your class members want to learn how to make better sack lunches, gourmet Italian dinners, or regional specials, a set of cooking lesson plans is sure to serve up their interests. As cooks work through the series of lessons, they...
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Influence of Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you believe that your learners will see anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 advertisements this year? Make use of all that time with a five-part lesson about advertising techniques, which teaches individuals to observe the ways companies...
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Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
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Risky Online Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there such a thing as "stranger danger" on the Internet? Learners discover the myths and realities of online predators, as well as how to approach a situation in which they are contacted by strangers online.
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Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why is it important to care about cyberbullying? Tackle this question head-on with your learners, and discuss the difference between a passive and upstanding bystander in cyberbullying situations.
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What responsibility do we have to protect the privacy and safety of others when posting information about them online? This is an essential lesson for every learner today experiencing their social and professional worlds in an online...
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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach pupils to identify different forms of cyberbullying, including harassment, deception, “flaming,” and threats to safety, as well as how to handle a situation in which cyberbullying might be involved.
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Trillion Dollar Footprint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore their digital footprints, and discover how information they put online can easily be searched, copied, forwarded, and seen by a large audience.
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Which Me Should I Be?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Impress upon learners the importance of considering how we identify ourselves online, and how this relates to overall considerations of safety and digital wellness.
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Strategies for Activating Prior Knowledge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two minute talks, think-pair-share, and table drawings are just the start of this fantastic resource, which contains a collection of strategies for pre-assessing what your learners know and activating prior knowledge.
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Pocket

For Students K - 12th Standards
Can't read this now, I'll have to check it out later. A teacher's time is always limited. So often as we peruse the web for personal and professional content, we come across sites and information that we cannot immediately browse. Enter,...
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Propaganda: What’s the Message?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
As class members progress through eight fully prepared learning stations, they will identify how bias is present in persuasive media, as well as differentiate among types of propaganda techniques like bandwagon propaganda and the use of...
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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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Food Safety Smart Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource with everything you'll need for studying food safety with your pupils. From handwashing scorecards and cleaning kitchen surfaces to navigating the world of microbes and food-borne illnesses, here you'll...
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U.S. and Europe Online Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Class groups investigate the economic and political implications of a country's policies on genetically modified foods, craft a position paper detailing that policy, and share their findings with the class. Armed with this information,...
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What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From understanding stock market performance and return on investment to identifying the costs and benefits of credit and avoiding debt problems, this is an absolute must-have resource for financial planning and literacy.
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Advanced Word

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you manage the formatting of a lengthy document, like a research paper or dissertation, in Microsoft Word? Discover how to use built-in tools to organize research and citations in a Word processing document, automate tedious...
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25 Graphic Organizers

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here's a must-have for your curriculum library. A packet of every kind of graphic organizer. There's even an index!
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Making Healthy Choices, Making Healthy Food: 4-6 Curriculum Support

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How much water should we drink every day? How can food preparation be both healthy and satisfying? Check out this great 10-lesson unit which not only covers the body's need for water, but also includes lessons on tasting and storing...
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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See 'n Sew: Fun Sewing Projects

For Teachers 4th - 12th
This is a fantastic guide to conducting sewing projects with beginners, complete with reference and worksheets, assessments, patterns for projects, and clear instructions for the teacher. It's an all-in-one resource! 
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Step-by-Step: College Awareness and Planning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your group of learners to consider their academic and personal goals for the future with this great series of academic counseling activities.  
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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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Habits of Mind Interaction Posters

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
From generalizing and justifying to megacognition reflection and perseverance, keep the 16 Habits of Mind as part of an ongoing and developing conversation in your class by displaying these posters around your room throughout the school...
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Graphic Organizers for Reading Strategies

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help your pupils grow the reading strategies they need to succeed by supporting them with various graphic organizers. This packet includes a wealth of attractively formatted graphic organizers for predicting, keeping track of plot,...
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Become a Journalist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspaper's role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news...
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Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine everything you need to teach writing in one packet! Designed to augment instruction in language arts classes, the lessons, activities, and exercises contained in this packet employ AVID methodologies to help learners develop...
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High School Writing: Student Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's an amazing writing guide that deserves a place in your curriculum library. The 136-page packet provides focus lessons on the writing process, expository, persuasive, and timed writing, the Cornell system of note taking, and more....
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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 worksheet that identifies criteria, presents key questions to consider, and provides...
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EdTech Tuesdays: NewsBug

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Here is a great sneak peek into the NewsBug app, which curates news stories and images that are appropriate for classroom use, and is free from social media connections and in-app purchases.
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Gender Roles and Careers

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Should men be willing to work for women? Can women think as logically as men? Here is an interesting activity in which learners complete a survey regarding gender roles and then consider whether their scores reflect traditional or...
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Goal Tracker Booklet

For Teachers K - 6th
Turn your class into a group of self-motivated learners with this goal setting resource. Children will take ownership over their own education as they set goals for themselves and reflect on their progress, creating a record of growth...
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The Columnist Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Imagine a list that includes Alan Abelson of Baron's, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, and Mother Jones. High schoolers select a national columnist, read and annotate five columns by this author, noting the rhetorical strategies,...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What is an emergency, why is preparing for one important, and how can your pupils help others prepare for an emergency? Answer these questions and more with a short unit. Learners will participate in a variety of collaborative,...
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Archaeology Inventory Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe,...
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Feeling On Display

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as...
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Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...
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Plagiarism Workshop

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to...
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Using Google Docs

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic resource for teachers to have in their tool belts upon entering into the world of using Google Docs in the classroom! It is a reference sheet with step-by-step instructions and graphics for everything from basic...
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"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Writing

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is impossible to know whether one has reached a goal without first knowing the goal. Help your sixth graders reach all the Common Core writing standards by giving them a checklist written in language they will understand. As you teach...
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"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Reading

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is much easier for kids to know they have reached a goal when that goal is clearly defined. By providing sixth graders with a checklist of Common Core reading standards written in "I can" format, each child can keep track of his own...
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“I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Math

For Teachers 6th Standards
Help your sixth graders reach their Common Core math standards by providing them with a checklist of "I can" statements for each standard. As each concept is covered, kids can check it off, as long as they can do what it states. 
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“I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
Help your sixth graders know exactly what is expected of them when it comes to Common Core language standards. Distribute the checklist, which is written in kid-friendly "I can" language, to each child. While most of these standards are...
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"I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Speaking and Listening

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is important for kids to know exactly what is expected of them academically, but the standards are generally written in teacher language. These printables are available for all sixth grade Common Core standards.
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Collaborative Lab Experiments

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a lesson in photosynthesis,...
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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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How Social Media Can Make History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
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"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her...
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...
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The Happy Secret to Better Work

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This is a video that every individual, whether adolescent or adult, should have the chance to see! Using an incredibly humorous presentation style and fascinating statistics, psychologist Shawn Achor makes a compelling case for positive...
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Stand Up. . . Be InCtrl!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is the difference between a bystander and an upstander? A collaborative project created through digital media helps the class understand that they can participate in an online community respectfully and responsibly. They consider...
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Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide...
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Information Technology: Photoshop Scale

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice...
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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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Fugitive Slave Law Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Fugitive Slave Law is the focus of an activity that asks participants to examine primary source documents before assuming the role of historic figures, members of a mediation panel, or newspaper reporters. Clearly defined...
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Lesson: Facebook for a Prince

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In 1538 a portrait and a praise poem were created in honor of Edward, Prince of Wales. Your class will analyze the poem and painting, research the life of young Edward, then use the information to create a Facebook page. They will...
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Selling Obesity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine health issues that are associated with our fast food culture, and the advertising of it. They begin with a snack-food survey to assess their own eating habits. Pupils are encouraged to think critically throughout the...
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From Gene to Protein WebQuest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A terrific WebQuest is outlined here for your young scientists. They will learn about how proteins are made by following the instructions given to them from genes. Before the WebQuest begins, there are some terrific "front loading"...
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Searching for Your Perfect Career

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a very comprehensive lesson plan that spans several weeks and allows learners to fully explore career clusters. They take aptitude tests, list career options, then research one career choice. They create PowerPoint presentations...
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Magazine Production

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different...
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Correlation of Variables by Graphing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers use a spreadsheet to graph data. For this graphing lesson, learners determine how two parameters are correlated. They create a scatter plot graph using a computer spreadsheet.
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The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
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A Novel Idea: Creating Multimedia Presentations

For Teachers 8th - 9th
After a pre-reading activity, students read a novel about violence prevention. After reading, students divide into groups and discuss the novel's content. They then create a powerpoint slideshow outlining the novel using graphics, audio...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in...
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Digging Up Artifacts On Line

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of...
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Denial on Trial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the "Faurisson Affair”? What is “Holocaust Revisionism”? What does freedom of speech entail? Do revisionists have a right to voice their ideas? Such questions are at the heart of a richly detailed, thought provoking lesson...
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Escher-Esque Tessellations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers participate in a seven-part lesson creating Escher-Esque tessellations. They demonstrate their knowledge of geometric transformations after viewing a PowerPoint presentation, conducting Internet research, and...
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Is That a Fact?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times"...
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Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik...
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Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Scholars study a historical photograph to make predictions of what happened right after the picture was taken. They research a variety of different topics and use primary sources to answer questions about common food, fashion trends, and...
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Sewing Unit (Textiles)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get out that sewing machine it's time for a textile project. The class learns how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and create a simple article of clothing. They identify the sewing machine parts, use an iron, and think about...
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The Internet of Things: IoT

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis lesson, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked)...
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Module: Self Awareness

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Get your scholars ready for the workplace! This is a comprehensive plan that will really prompt a big picture approach to career planning. Learners consider whether or not school is a real job, and how well it prepares them for the...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. 
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Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
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Works Cited Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Awesome! Teach your writers and researchers how to create a works cited page by giving them this activity. Their assignment is to create a proper works cited page that uses a list of different magazine articles, books, and poems. All of...
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Quantifiers

For Students 3rd - 6th
Many people, regardless of their age, confuse similar words. Little or few, much or many, some or any...the list goes on and on! Use this online resource to test your learners' ability to choose the correct quantifier. Consider using...
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Role Play Debate

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Suggested topics for a role play debate include school uniforms and culpability for drunk driving, but any issue of interest to your class will work. What are the hot issues in your community or on the news right now? Class members...
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ASL: Building a functional vocabulary

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Best resource ever! Teaching and learning to teach ASL just got easier. For special education teachers or those working with hearing impaired young scholars, this lesson provides story and time telling practice using ASL. Each blue link...
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The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and...
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Taming the Wild Wiki

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at the credibility of online sources such as Wikipedia. Discussion points and handouts are included to facilitate a meaningful and informative dialogue. Tips are given on how to determine if a Wikipedia article is reliable...
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Lesson: Guilt-Free Chocolate

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Experiment with chocolate coating on cookies! What a delightful way to learn about food processing and chemical engineering. Throughout this activity, groups collect measurements and make calculations. They conclude by writing...
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Report on Research: New Study Finds High Rates of Fast Food and Soda Consumption Among California Teens

For Students 8th - 10th
Prior to writing a research paper, it is important to learn how to read and analyze informational texts. This instructional activity includes a brief report, including data, on California teens' diets. Several readers' and writers'...
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Create a Graph Online

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Scholars create colorful bar, line, or pie graphs. They decide on a survey question to ask or a type of data to gather. From there, they collect information and data. They display this data in bar, line, or pie graphs that they create...
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"No News Like Ancient News"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Want to know more about Ancient history? Young historians will read a minimum of two web sites to complete the chart "Residents of Olympus". They choose one Greek god or goddess to research. This could be a small group activity or...
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Ocean Careers Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners will work together in groups to gather information about careers in oceanography. They discover the need to have a diverse group of people on a team and then share their information with the class. Web links and materials are...
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Successful Investor Project Overview

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Shark tank, beware! Here come high school senior entrepreneurs, with a complete business plan, ready to present their product, as well as their marketing and advertising ideas. Everything you need to launch these next generation tycoons...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Research

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewMiddle assessment for the Middle Ages. Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment by reading and answering questions about three different text pertaining to the Middle Ages. Learners work independently on the assessment for the class period.
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Mid-Unit 3 Assessments, Part 1: Summarizing, Analyzing and Discussing Research

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewSpeak up and listen up. Scholars participate in a speaking and listening mid-unit oral assessment. They discuss whether their rules to live by should be a personal choice or made into a law, and then they complete an exit ticket to...
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Researching Part 2: Reading for Gist and Gathering Evidence Using the Researcher’s Notebook

For Teachers 6th Standards
New ReviewThe gist should be short and sweet! Pupils practice finding the gist of an informational text and then write a summary of the text. Next, they gather with their research teams to discuss a focus question based on the novel Bud, Not Buddy...
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Social Media for Social Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewEngage in activism, not slacktivism! Scholars discuss social media and the Internet as tools for social change. Next, they engage in a close reading strategy called Thinking Notes as they read an article about social media activism.
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Advertising on the Internet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewBelieve it or not, everyone plays a role in Internet advertising. Scholars explore the topic with a podcast about Internet advertising and personal identity. Next, partners plan and produce their own public service announcements to...
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Digital Activism Remixed: Hashtags for Voice, Visibility and Visions of Social Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's time to discover hashtag activism! Using an engaging resource, learners explore viral hashtag campaigns relating to diversity, identity, and justice. Next, they either design their own hashtag campaigns or respond to existing ones.
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The Privacy Paradox

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhat's more important: privacy or convenience? Scholars consider the question as they take a digital privacy quiz and read a transcript of an NPR podcast about the privacy paradox. As a culminating activity, pupils develop a list of five...
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Evaluating Online Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewNewspapers, television, social media ... how do people get their news? Using the informative resource, scholars locate and verify credible sources of information. Working in small groups, they discuss strategies for evaluating the...
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Cyberbullying: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA bully, a victim, and a bystander—far from the beginning of a joke, cyberbullying is no laughing matter. Bystander or upstander? As part of the study of cyberbullying, high schoolers first read a series of articles about cyberbullying...
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Understanding How Digital Information Comes to You

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewGoogle, Yahoo!, Bing ... so many choices, so little time! Using the resource, scholars explore how different search engines affect the way they find information. After reading a handout on the topic and engaging in small group...
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Online Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewTeach teens how to protect themselves from hackers, scammers, and online predators. First, class members examine their own digital footprints think critically about their online profile. Groups then generate lists of "do" and "don't do"...
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Media Literacy and Health: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAn essential skill for 21st-century learners is to know how to find reliable sources of information. Two activities help high schoolers learn how to determine the reliability of health-related news from websites, TV, magazines, or...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Stakeholder Chart on Better Agricultural Water Management

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewHow can industries manage water more sustainably? Building on the previous lesson, scholars explore the topic by creating a stakeholder chart for agricultural water management. Next, they participate in the World Café discussion protocol...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Stakeholder Chart on Better Industrial Water Management

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewIt's time to stake a claim! Working with partners, scholars create stakeholder charts for better industrial management of water. As they complete the chart, pupils consider an option for managing water more sustainably, identify...
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Forming a Research-Based Claim: Cascading Consequences Charts

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewLife is all about choices and consequences. Using a Cascading Consequences chart, scholars create a visual map of the effects of a particular choice or action related to water management. With their researcher's notebooks and copies of...
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Media Literacy and Health: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewInternet suffers could drown in the volume of information available on line. Here's an activity that can be a lifeline and buoy confidence in middle schoolers' ability to find reliable information and credible sources. After reading...
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Mid-Unit Assessment, Part II: Research Task: Comparing and Contrasting Texts

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewWhen it comes to comparing texts, it's apples to oranges. As part two of the mid-unit assessment, learners compare and contrast two texts about the Internet and brain health. While reading, scholars use a Venn diagram to compare two...
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How Online Communication Affects Privacy and Security

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewDigital footprints leave a lot of clues behind! Pupils discuss the positives and negatives of having a digital footprint and what it means. Then, using a handout, scholars learn ways to protect their online privacy. 
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How Fair Use Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat's fair is fair! Using the resource, scholars discuss the key differences between fair use and copyright. Next, in small groups, pupils create and present projects that demonstrate fair use of copyrighted material, such as a song,...
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Digital Tools as a Mechanism for Active Citizenship

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow is technology a useful tool for active citizenship? Pupils assume the role of technology consultants reviewing citizenship projects. Small groups collaborate to make recommendations about how to incorporate technology to improve...
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News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewBelieve it or not, people have rights as new consumers. Scholars read PEN America's News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and work in small groups to paraphrase chosen sections of the text. Next, they create and present...
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Using Multimedia in Presentations: Preparing to Present Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewTime to wrap it all up! Using facts, details, and examples, pupils present their claims about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should increase its screen time recommendations. They incorporate a multimedia visual display and...
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Choosing a Position: Screen Time and Adolescents

For Teachers 7th Standards
New ReviewTime to pick a side! Building on the Fishbowl activity from the previous instructional activity, scholars choose a position about whether the American Academy of Pediatrics should raise its screen time recommendations. Using notes,...