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The Holocaust’s “Other Victims”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young historians will learn about non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust who were also targeted for being "different", such as Gypsies, African-Germans, Jehovah's Witnesses, Poles, and political prisoners. 
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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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Simulate a Genetic Bottleneck

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a fascinating cross-curricular lesson that investigates how limited genetic variation may have increased the prevalence of a rare genetic disease among the Navajo tribe.
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Anatomy and Simple Commands

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Poor Joe is all in pieces, and he needs students to learn the Latin words for his body parts so that they can put him back together! Learners work as a class first to perform whole-body reconstruction, and then individually. In addition,...
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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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Civics and Citizenship

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What is a good citizen? Here is a fantastic unit of ten lessons that will thoroughly cover the concept of civics and citizenship in your class. Examples of activities include learning stations, primary and secondary source analysis of...
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American Literary Humor: Mark Twain, George Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nathaniel Hawthorne as a humorist? Really? The three lessons in this series focus on the the storytelling style, conventions, and literary techniques employed by Hawthorne, George Washington Harris, and Mark Twain. 
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The Cay: A Packet for Teachers

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Andrew, Katrina, Irene. Recognize these names? They are all retired hurricane names. Investigating why these storm names were retired is just one activity in a 33-page packet designed to be used in conjunction with a study of The...
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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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Grade 9 ELA: Who Is to Blame?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Who's at fault? Friar Laurence? Lord Capulet? Friar John? As the culminating activity in a unit study of Romeo and Juliet, individuals craft an argumentative essay in which they assign blame for the deaths of Shakespeare's star-crossed...
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Academic Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers K - 9th Standards
Suggestions for using Roberto Marzano's six-step approach to academic vocabulary instruction are detailed in a packet that includes graphic organizers, worksheets, and activities.
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Analyzing Character Traits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Character analysis becomes easy with a 24-page packet packed with mini-lessons, graphic organizers, and activities. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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The Role of Dissent in a Democracy: Lessons from Kent State University

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Young historians analyze the 1970 Kent State shootings to discuss the role dissent plays in a democracy. After viewing a detailed PowerPoint presentation, learners express their desire for change via a medium of their choice.
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Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the intriguing history behind the Supreme Court case that established the "separate but equal" doctrine, and compare the arguments with those made by the justices in Brown v. Board of Education. 
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Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did Clarence Earl Gideon use the Sixth Amendment to argue his right to a lawyer? Class members learn about the landmark Supreme Court case, and then complete a worksheet matching rights listed in the Bill of Rights with cases that...
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Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover how the United States Congress has used the Commerce Clause to regulate business activity, set a national minimum wage, limit the age of child laborers, and other important measures with these informative worksheets.
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In re Gault (1967)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does due process of law apply to juveniles in the United States? Class members learn about the Supreme Court case that answered this question, as well as the required procedures of due process.
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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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Emergency & First Aid Orientation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a presentation that covers a wide range of emergency and first aid topics, such as evacuation planning, what to do in the event of a fire or severe weather, and addressing a number of medical emergencies, such as...
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First Aid Kit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Here is the perfect resource to support learners in designing comprehensive first aid kits tailored to their unique location, budget, and needs. This is an excellent supplement to your instruction on emergency preparedness!
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Floods Happen

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States? Prepare your learners with the facts about floods and offer them the proper knowledge and tools for dealing with this type of emergency.
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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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The Right to Workers in United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect on case studies, and design a plan of action for their community.