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Number Rights

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
New ReviewYou do not have to be whole to be important. Individuals watch a video on the importance of rational numbers on the number line. Scholars use their knowledge to rename numbers on the number line as well as place rationals on a number...
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Atlantean Dodgeball

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
New ReviewDevelop ratios within sporting games. Class members watch a video about dodgeball and see how coaches compare the scores. Pupils then work with ratios to compare the scores throughout the tournament. Using their knowledge of ratios, they...
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Bad Date

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
New ReviewGet the best ratio for a good date. The class watches a video where dates are rated based on the ratio of words spoken. Pupils then use the ratios in the video along with other given ratios to find equivalent ratios. Finally, they...
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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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Observing Chemical Changes—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Want to add a wow factor to your current chemical changes lesson plan? Try a microscale experiment with colorful precipitates! Partnered learners conduct 10 single displacement reactions and record their observations.
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Acids and Bases—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's proof that small-scale labs lead to big-time learning. Introduce acid-base interactions to middle school scientists through a microscale chemistry lab. Pupils combine a variety of solutions and use indicators to obtain approximate...
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The Fellowship of the Ring

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource for educators who use J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings. Packed with materials for both tales, the packet includes both a reader's guide and an educator's guide, lesson plans, vocabulary...
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Medical Ethics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just because we have the ability to determine an organism's traits through genetic testing, should we do it? Middle-school medical experts examine the ethical dilemmas in biotechnology in the 17th and final installment in a series of...
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Recovery From Drug Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...
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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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Mystery of the Crooked Cell

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can your class solve the Mystery of the Crooked Cell? Junior geneticists collaborate to learn about sickle cell anemia in a fascinating lesson plan. The included materials help them to examine the genetic factors behind the disease...
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Writing About Informational Text: Music and the Brain

For Students 6th Standards
Even if you've never picked up a musical instrument, chances are that music has directly impacted your mental and emotional development. Sixth graders engage in a reading activity in which they read two articles on the impact of music on...
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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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From Ratio Tables to Double Number Line Diagrams

For Teachers 6th Standards
How much sugar is in one bottle? Pupils use double number line diagrams to determine the amount of sugar in a 1L bottle of cola. The teacher leads a discussion on ways that double number lines can be of assistance in solving a problem...
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Markup and Markdown Problems

For Teachers 7th Standards
There is a 100 percent chance this resource will help pupils connect percents to financial literacy. Young mathematicians use their knowledge of percents to find markups and markdowns in financial situations in the seventh segment in a...
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Native American Literature

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Celebrate and honor Native American culture with this set of graphic organizers that showcases literature like The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and A Boy Called Slow as well as three other Native American literature books. Learners compare...
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“I Can’t Live Without You!” A Close-up Examination of Microorganisms Involved in Mutually Beneficial Symbiotic Relationships

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
To gain an understanding of symbiotic relationships that exhibit nature working together, scholars create slides of three different microorganisms working in symbiotic relationships. Through careful observation, they learn why termites,...
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Order of Operations Task Cards (2)

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Young mathematicians use their PEMDAS knowledge to solve 20 different task cards. They evaluate expressions to find the answer of multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and exponential problems. Then, they record their answers...
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Solutions of a Linear Equation

For Teachers 8th Standards
Use the distributive property to solve equations. The sixth lesson in a 33-part series has scholars solve equations that need to be transformed into simpler equations first. Class members apply the distributive property to the equations...
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Solar Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Warm up to the idea of solar energy. A lesson plan includes three activities that challenge scholars to apply knowledge in new ways. First, they learn to run an alarm clock without a battery by using solar energy. Next, they complete an...
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Molecules and Fuel Cell Technology

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A fuel cell is where the jailer keeps gas guzzlers. Scholars review chemical reactions, chemical bonds, and chemical structure in order to apply these concepts. Participants construct fuel cell kits, using electrolysis to run the car and...
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Artificial Lung and Diaphragm

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
She had a terribly busy day converting oxygen into carbon dioxide; now she just needs a moment to breathe. In the activity, scholars review the function of the respiratory system and discuss bioengineering's role in medicine/health and...
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Introduction to Environmental Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first lesson focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.
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Introduction to Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
What are the issues surrounding water quality? Viewers of this short presentation gain information about the importance of clean water, the lack of fresh water, water contamination, and ways that engineers treat water. 
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Transformations – Reflections

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Scholars use interactive resources to figure out how to mathematically draw a reflection of a geometric shape viewed in a mirror. To conclude the activity, class members are asked to deduce the result of multiple reflections across...
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Review Sheets: Beginning Algebra

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
This jumbo worksheet contains everything you need to get through Pre-Algebra. Begin with simple expressions, and end with linear functions and polygons. There are multiple problems for each topic to make sure those skills are set. 
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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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2D and 3D Shapes

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What a great assessment to give young mathematicians in order to test their knowledge on two- and three-dimensional shapes. Learners name various shapes, identify the number of edges, faces, and vertices, match an unfolded version of a...
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Student Workbook: Algebra and Functions

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
A smorgasbord of functions, this packet has the basics required for your learners to be successful in the land of early algebra. The packet includes solving equations, graphing, evaluating, simplifying and basically everything else in...
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Student Workbook: Number Sense

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
What a great resource. More than just a worksheet, this packet also includes examples and notes at the beginning of each section. The material covers all of the main standards in pre-algebra and can also be used for parts of an Algebra I...
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Student Workbook: Geometry and Measurement

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
The volume of this geometry packet is obtuse! Packed with every topic and type of problem learned in the class, each page is nicely organized by section and contains a worksheet and sometimes reference examples. 
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Student Workbook: Algebra I

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Need a helping hand in Algebra I? How about a giant, super-sized worksheet packet? Here is a resource that has worksheets for virtually every concept with some accompanying examples. 
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Voyage of Discovery

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you know that Pluto is smaller than the United States of America? It is difficult to conceptualize the size of planets and the distance between them, and the lesson addresses those exact issues. After a discussion, pupils create...
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Linear and Exponential Modeling with Two Variables

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Hands-on activities allow beginners to model and graph equations with two variables. The lesson plan begins with evaluation and discussion of prepared linear graphs. Next, learners use math manipulatives to generate data, graph data, and...
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Answers Need Units

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Answers have no meaning without units! Activities that investigate perimeter, area, volume, and graphs explain the importance of units. The instructional activity begins with an investigation of graphs with different scales. Pupils then...
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Adding and Subtracting Integers Unit

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Just because one integer is larger than another doesn't mean it will make sense right away. Go beyond note taking and show learners, through the use of algebra tiles and a Four-Pan Algebra Balance, how the numbers relate to one another...
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Impact Craters: A Look at the Past

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Galle crater on Mars is also known as the Happy Face crater because of its appearance. First, scholars use pebbles and flour to simulate craters and study their properties. They then apply this knowledge to help decipher the history...
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Investigating Chance Processes of Probability

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How likely is it that the school cafeteria will serve chicken tomorrow? Discover the concept of probability with the roll of the dice. Pupils evaluate the liklihood of several statments about everyday life. Then, a mathematical...
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Algebra 1 Practice Final

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
What makes this resource special? The amazing answer key that comes with worked out solutions and notes for each problem. Practice problems include all topics ranging from linear systems to simplifying exponential expressions. The packet...
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Algebra 1 Practice Test

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
The worksheet is great but the answer key is fantastic! This practice test focuses on quadratics and polynomials. Learners are expected to be able to simplify and factor expressions and solve equations. The best part is the answer key...
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Review Sheets: Basic Mathematics 2

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
A good mix of Pre-Algebra problems, learners tackle everything from proportions and equations, to polygons and circles. The sections are broken up by topic with a list of the skills that are required to complete the questions. 
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Review Sheets: Basic Mathematics 1

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Here is a worksheet that is 3/4 fraction practice and 1/4 skills guide. The problems are organized by concept and each section bullet points the skills needed to accomplish them. The problems are straightforward practice with word...
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Equation Solving Review B

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
This nicely organized worksheet provides eight problems for your learners to practice solving linear equations. Starting with two-step problems and working up to multi-step equations, young mathematicians are instructed to write their...
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Equation Solving Review C

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
I'm a fan of clearing the denominator, but solvers can also find common denominators and cross multiply to solve the linear equations on the worksheet. Each of the six problems has rational coefficients.
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Equation Solving Review A

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Time to practice linear equations. The sectioned worksheet starts with simple linear problems and increases to multi-step and rational coefficient problems. 
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Math Academy Dining Out!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Reinforce fractions skills with a dining out themed unit consisting of four fraction lesson plans, a quiz, and student and teacher surveys. Through activities and learning games, scholars use fractions and percents to order food, count...
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Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Functions

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
Summer projects are key to helping leaners stay proficient in math skills. Here is a project that reinforces Algebra II skills. Including five parts, the project explores graphing functions and quadratic equations such as the standard...
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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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Resource Sheet: Linear and Exponential Models

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Task your mathematicians with a thought-provoking worksheet that matches equation models with t-tables and verbal models. Exponential and linear functions are mixed up and your learners will need to decipher which goes with which. A...
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Field Trip Preparations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars prepare for a field trip to collect rock specimens. They learn how to build proper display boxes, create road logs, and study various geology careers. This is the final chapter in a seven-chapter unit on geology and contains six...
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Algebra Assessment Review

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Take the time out of preparing an algebra review and use this multiple-choice assessment to prep for the big test. Some included topics are factoring, FOILing, inequalities, and linear graphs. 
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You Ol’ Fossil

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little bit wacke. The fifth chapter of seven includes ten activities at four different levels. The hands-on activities cover fossils including how they are formed, vertebrates, invertebrates,...
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Size It Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The three types of rock aren't classic, punk, and hard. The chapter covers everything scholars need to know about rocks. Pupils compare rocks, learn about their formation, see how rocks change, and follow every step of the rock cycle....
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Peanut Butter Geology

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why are there old dinosaur bones in the museum? Because they can't afford new ones! The chapter contains seven hands-on activities at four different levels covering geological eras, dinosaurs, timelines, and statigraphy. 
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The Crusty Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Geology rocks — literally! A geology chapter offers eleven activities at four different levels. Scholars enjoy completing hands-on experiments before applying critical thinking skills following a share, process, generalize, apply, and...
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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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Coordinate Plane Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Similar to the game Battleship®, partners try and determine where the opponent buried their treasures on the hidden coordinate plane. Two types of planes are provided, one with only quadrant one and one with all four for a higher...
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Assessment for the California Mathematics Standards Grade 7

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
In need of an all-inclusive seventh grade math resource? Packed full of the topics necessary for Pre-Algebra the packet includes practice problems with different difficulty levels. It works great for any supplemental use needed in the...
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California State Standards: Algebra I

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Starting a year of Algebra I? This mighty packet practices all of the major topics with different ranges of difficulty. Standards include everything from linear to quadratic to rational expressions. Use it in a variety of ways to...
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Water

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How are maps like fish? They both have scales. The chapter includes six different activities at three different levels. Scholars complete activities using natural resources, learn how to read a map, see how to make a compass rosette,...
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Crystal Shapes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Of quartz I love geology! The chapter offers five activities at three different levels. It features hands-on activities that cover crystal shapes, cleavage and fracture, hardness scale, specific gravity, and mineral identification....
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Stitching Quilts into Coordinate Geometry

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Who knew quilting would be so mathematical? Introduce linear equations and graphing while working with the lines of pre-designed quilts. Use the parts of the design to calculate the slope of the linear segments. The project comes with...
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Math Stars: A Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 6

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Think, question, brainstorm, and make your way through a newsletter full of puzzles and word problems. The resource includes 10 different newsletters, all with interesting problems, to give class members an out-of-the box math experience. 
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Elementary Algebra

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Hello Algebra! If you're in need of a resource with a books worth of examples and practice problems, this is it. Some topics include linear equations, polynomials and exponents, rational expressions, quadratic equations, and a great...
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Cubes and Cube Roots

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Test those cube skills with a 10-page resource of different cube and cube root problems. Each page is split into the two sections, and while some problems may repeat on each version, they are all different and come with their own answer...
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Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
As an assessment or worksheet this resource has 10 versions of adding and subtracting negative numbers. Each version comes with two options, one with an answer choice box and one without. Let this resource do the work for you when...
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Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 8

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
You've just hit the jackpot of integrating math problems and riddles with this jumbo-sized resource! Written as a newsletter, scroll through 35 pages of puzzles and quality problems to engage and encourage your learners to inquire and...
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Math Stars: a Problem-Solving Newsletter Grade 7

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Put on your thinking caps because middle school math has never been more interesting in this huge resource full of thought provoking questions. Written as a newsletter, the resource has 10 two-page newsletters with a variety of...
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Intensities in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everyone learns and experiences life differently. A set of lessons about character intensities encourages middle and high schoolers to analyze themselves, their peers, and characters from a book based on the five listed intensities:...
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson plan about literary devices. As class...
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I Need a Superhero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Once the class learns about the hero's journey, they'll find it in every story and movie they see! Take characters from their humble beginnings to their atonement and apotheosis with a set of lessons about the hero's journey focusing...
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A Whole New World of DNA and Proteins

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Lead your young scientists into an exciting world as they participate in a role play and experiment focused on proteins and DNA. After researching the Central Dogma of Biology, individuals or groups participate in a classroom slide...
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More Chemical Changes

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Generate entertainment by assisting students in creating multiple chemical changes during the course of small experiments integrated into one packed lesson. Individuals observe examples of chemical changes as they occur and gather data...
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Testing for Life’s Molecules

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Want to hear a joke about sodium? Na. Young scientists test various materials to identify if they include protein, starch, and glucose by using the Biuret test, iodine starch test, and Benedict's test respectively. After practicing with...
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No Fossils in This Fuel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Yeast and sugar go beyond the pantry and into a fuel experiment. Use these common baking ingredients to assist your class in creating ethanol, a natural fuel. Pupils observe the process and gather information to elaborate on the...
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Daily Warm-Ups: Grammar and Usage

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
If grammar practice is anywhere in your curriculum, you must check out an extensive collection of warm-up activities for language arts! Each page focuses on a different concept, from parts of speech to verbals, and provides review...
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Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
If you're planning on teaching grammar in your fifth or sixth grade class, take a look at a packet of language arts activities that would be perfect for any grammar lesson. Covering skills such as parts of speech, sentence and paragraph...
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Writing a News Article

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and proofreading a...
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Character Builder

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Characters in a story are more than a name to remember. Use a character builder worksheet to write out a character's appearance, background, personality, attributes, and story relevance, including whether they are a main or minor...
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If

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Rudyard Kipling's advice to his son in the poem "If" is a resounding message that echoes through generations. After reading the famous poem, middle schoolers work on analyzing specific lines, completing activities based on unfamiliar...
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Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...
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Short Story Planning Guide

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
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On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
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The End of an Era

For Students 6th Standards
Sixth graders read a short literary story and then respond to ten questions that ask learners to support their answers with evidence from the text.
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Solution

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A great way to incorporate a beloved author into the classroom. This book report learning exercise requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be....
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Problem

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A simple book report worksheet requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be. Lastly, individuals illustrate the problem in the book.
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Setting

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A great way to incorporate a beloved author into the classroom, especially during the month of March. This book report instructional activity requires young authors to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to...
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Scene

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A one-page book report activity requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be. Lastly, individuals draw an illustration of their favorite...
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Summarizing Text

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Help learners find the most important information in a text with a lesson on summarizing. As kids read through a passage about Johannes Gutenberg, they summarize small excerpts, put events in sequential order, and respond to two longer...
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Identifying Themes in Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
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Multi-Step Problems

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Engage your young mathematicians with this multi-step word problem activity. Offering five clearly written problems, this exercise challenges children to apply their critical thinking and basic arithmetic skills to a range of real world...
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Fractions, Decimals and Percents #1

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Grasp conversion with these excellent fraction, decimal, and percent worksheets that have a graphic model of place value. Mathematicians will grasp the concept in no time.
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Convert between Percents, Fractions and Decimals #1

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Pre algebraic learners will be able to master conversion of fractions, decimals, and percents in no time when they use the illustrations on this resource.
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Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mathematicians can embark on a math challenge. Fourteen pages of exercises for young algebra learners on fractions, decimals, and percentages let your students put their skills to the test.  
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Forces of Motion: Rockets

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion. 
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Engaging Students with Primary Source

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young historians learn how to analyze various forms of primary source documents. The colorful packet is packed with all you need to engage kids in this essential skill.
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I Am the People, the Mob

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
How do revolutions start? Middle schoolers consider Carl Sandburg's answer to this essential question as they read and then discuss his poem, "I Am the People, the Mob."
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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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Confidence Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
I have confidence in me! Don't miss this collection of 24 activity ideas designed to help learners develop confidence and positive self-esteem. The worksheet topics include: setting milestones, drawing self-portraits, crafting a personal...
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Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills Success

For Students 3rd - 6th
Some self-paced writing resources are just better than others. This one is great. The 205-page packet includes exercises on every aspect of the writing process, from crafting sentences and paragraphs, to proofreading, revising, and...
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How To Work Word Problems in Algebra

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Your algebra learners will pick up some solid algebra problem solving skills and a plan of approach for some typical types of word problems in this scripted worksheet that shows how to set up and organize each type of problem, create the...
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Steve Jobs’ Stanford University Commencement Speech

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." The advice contained in Steve Jobs' commencement speech provides readers with food for thought. 
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Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
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Court Rejects New York City’s Portion Cap For Sugary Drinks

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Should city government be allowed to limit the size of sugary drinks? Class members read and analyze an article from the Huffington Post examining former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed soda ban in 2014.
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The Sovereign State

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a sovereign state and one of 50 states in the United States of America? Don't miss this exceptional collection of worksheets, graphic organizers, and informational texts on the features of sovereign states.
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Task: How Long Should Shoe Laces Really Be?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Your eighth grade learners are asked to analyze and graph linear data collected by fifth graders in order to prepare a report of recommendations on the length of shoe laces for shoe manufacturers. Given the bivariate data, learners...
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Performance Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 7 Math)

For Students 7th Standards
A ton of customization options exist for a full-length practice test like this one, especially one that includes a number of open-response questions. Here the class can really get hands-on experience wrestling with the open-ended...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 7 Math)

For Students 7th Standards
This complete multiple choice and short-answer practice EOC test for 7th grade offers a wealth of opportunities for customization. Offer it as a whole, to track progress or prepare the class for the format of the test. Sprinkle the...
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The State Governor

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In what ways is a state like a "mini-country", and what role does the governor fill in state government? Your pupils will take on the role of governor while playing a fun and informative board game, and identify the role of state...
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Task: Mini-Problems

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
Your learners will expand their deeper-thinking and problem-solving skills while they model these real-life scenarios using linear functions. Beginning with the creation of tables, equations, and graphs for each situation, learners are...
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End-of-Year Student Survey

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Take the time at the end of the school year to learn from your youngsters about their experience in your class. Designed for elementary pupils, this survey asks students to comment on such elements as activities/lessons they did and did...
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Late Middle Ages Dossiers

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young detectives are given the "clues" to investigate whether King John should be remembered as a poor ruler of England, particularly in comparison in King Richard. They analyze historical informational texts and work in groups to...
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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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Frog Dissection Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sharpen up those scalpels, it's time to dissect some frogs! This step-by-step guide walks young biologists through this surgical process, helping them to identify major organs and unique anatomical characteristics of these amphibious...
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The Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for teachers who are preparing to study the Diary of Anne Frank with their class. It includes five weeks of exceptionally organized lessons, worksheets, and collaborative projects, as well as links...
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Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
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The Power of Youth: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement with “Freedom’s Children"

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A reading of Freedom's Children, Ellen Levine's collection of the stories of 30 african Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s and were active in the Civil Rights protests, sparks a discussion of the power young people...
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Albion Tourgée & the Fight for Civil Rights

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Who was Albion Tourgee? To find out about this amazing man, class groups participate in a jigsaw activity in which they become experts on a particular period during Tourgée’s life and then share what they have learned with a second...
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The Holocaust: Exploring Active Citizenship through Resistors and Rescuers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Resist, assist, rescue. As part of their study of the World War II Holocaust, class members research citizens who chose to actively oppose Hitler and the Nazi party.
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The Importance of Holocaust Remembrance

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Designed as the culminating activity after a unit study of the Holocaust, class members assume the voice of a world leader, write a speech, and participate in a simulation of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust.
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Trench Warfare in World War I

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
To gain a deeper understanding of the conditions in the trenches during World War I, class members engage in an experiential activity and then research topics related to the exercise. A very powerful and thought provoking activity.
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Solving Linear Inequalities

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Your learners will appreciate the complete picture of linear inequalities presented in this lesson plan. Starting simply with definitions and moving all the way to solving linear inequality word problems this activity is simple to follow...
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Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Individuals utilize the strategies practiced in the previous lesson to complete a mid-unit assessment on  figurative language and how Christopher Paul Curtis uses word choice to create meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.
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Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy

For Teachers 6th Standards
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Murder in the School

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth lesson in a ten-part series.
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Whodunnit? The Case of the Missing Poodle

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who purloined the poodle? Class groups read police reports and theorize whodunnit. The sixth of a ten-lesson series on mysteries.
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Decimals Worksheets

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Make sure your students' understanding of fractions is on-point using this series of skills practice worksheets. Covering a variety of topics from basic place value and fraction/decimal conversion, to performing all four operations with...
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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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Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
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Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From warm-up routines and stretches to skill progressions and passing drills, this is an absolute must-have resource for coaches teaching volleyball to a group of learners with diverse needs and skills.
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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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The Freedom Rides of 1961

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...
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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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Soccer Self-Check

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Top taps, slide taps, and drop taps...oh my! Here is a fantastic worksheet that you can use in your class to support both practicing and assessing basic soccer maneuvers, such as pulling back, dribbling, and alternating feet.
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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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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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Exploring New York City

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Your class members will get up close and personal with the Big Apple in this fantastic lesson, which introduces learners to not only the concept of a city, but also provides a thorough overview of New York City itself and its unique...
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Character Analysis - "Edna's Ruthie" from The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The residents of Mango Street come alive because of the language Sandra Cisneros uses. Readers examine this language, particularly appositives, to see how how Cisneros builds the character of Edna's Ruthie.
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Narrative Writing

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
If you're looking to start a unit based around narrative writing, make sure to consider this resource while you're planning. This book covers five topics: writing personal narratives, writing narratives about others, writing narratives...
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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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Reconstruction After the Civil War

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
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The Crime of the Bystander in the Holocaust

For Teachers Pre-K - 11th Standards
What are the dangers of remaining silent in the face of oppression? Learners analyze how German citizens and many around the world allowed the Nazi dictatorship to execute crimes against humanity.
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Grid and Bear It!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What do your pupils know about latitude and longitude? Make sure they have a thorough understanding of this topic by completing the comprehensive series of activities included here. Learners simulate latitude and longitude, take notes,...
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A President's Vision: Ronald Reagan

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Young historians gain a fantastic overview of Ronald Reagan's term as president through analysis of several primary and secondary sources presented on this educational poster.
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Matisse and Picasso

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Discover Modernism through the eyes of artists. Over the course of six well-thought-out lessons, learners examine works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse while completing a range of collaborative and hands-on activities. A great resource!
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A President's Vision: Lyndon Baines Johnson

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners take a closer look at the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, including the Great Society and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, through image analysis and primary source worksheets.
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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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A President's Vision: Theodore Roosevelt

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
Through an engaging, interactive experience analyzing primary sources, invite your young historians to take a closer look at the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
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A President's Vision: Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
This poster goes well beyond any traditional worksheet in allowing learners to analyze a variety of primary source documents related to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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A President's Vision: Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Invite your learners to take a close look at Abraham Lincoln's presidency through analysis worksheets of several images and primary documents, presented on an educational poster entirely dedicated to this great United States president.
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A President's Vision: George Washington

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and...
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A President's Vision: Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Here you'll find a fantastic resource for analyzing several primary sources regarding Thomas Jefferson's presidency, from his election and home in Monticello to the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Louisiana Purchase.
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Draft of the Gettysburg Address

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians closely examine the words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with this primary source analysis worksheet.
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George Washington: A National Treasure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image...
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Instruments to Trace Color and Label

For Students K - 8th
Handbells and castanets. Triangles and timpani. Trumpets and trombones. As part of their study of instruments, young musicians label, trace and color the parts of seven instruments. Also included in the resource packet are tracing...
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Time Signatures

For Students 2nd - 12th
You'll never miss a beat with a resource packet filled with puzzles, quizzes, and activity worksheets that focus on time signatures. Don't quaver or rest until you score this packet.
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Figurative Language Packet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A definitive resource for your figurative language unit includes several worksheets and activities to reinforce writing skills. It addresses poetic elements such as simile and metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and idioms, and...
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Musical Instruments

For Students 2nd - 12th
Membranophones? Aerophones? How about strings? Percussion? You need not be a music instructor to benefit from a packet of 24 worksheets that introduce aspiring musicians to the various instrument families.
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Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
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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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An Overview of Slavery through Rotating Stations

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Here is a fantastic activity where your class members will learn about the institution of slavery through a series of well-designed learning stations, which include several types of sources and mediums such as poetry, music, video, and...
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Application Task 6.EE.9

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of algebraic equations to examine the cost of Sally's U Tunes membership in this problem solving exercise. Given the initial membership fee and the cost per song, students must write an...
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Women’s Rights in Iraq

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
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The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
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The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.7

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Assess the ability of young mathematicians to model the world algebraically with this exit card assessment. Presented with a series of four equations, pupils must match each one to the appropriate story problem and then choose a single...
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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Monitor the algebraic thinking of young mathematicians with this short exit card exercise. Providing written descriptions of three different numerical relationships, young mathematicians must create algebraic expressions representative...
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Writing Task 6.NS.4 Item 2

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Danielle needs help figuring out how to evenly package the cookies she baked for her friends. Using the number of oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies she baked, young mathematicians must apply their understanding of greatest common...
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Writing Task 6.NS.4 Item 3

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians apply their knowledge of greatest common factors in order to help Maya prepare for her party. Given the number of blue, white, and green balloons Maya has for decorations, students must determine the most...
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
From Black Tuesday to Hoovervilles and the Dust Bowl, here is a resource that will offer your learners a comprehensive overview of the Great Depression. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes template, activities...
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Writing Task 6.RP.1

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Sixth graders apply their knowledge of rates to solve a simple word problem on this short formative assessment. Using the weekly earnings of two babysitters who work for the same wage, students are asked to determine the number of hours...
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James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
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Trial Court ‘Go Fish’

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This isn't just your average game of Go Fish, but in fact, a fun and informative way for your class members to learn about the different roles of trial participants in a courtroom and their respective in-court and out-of-court duties, as...
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Jim Crow

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who was Jim Crow? How did state and local governments restrict the freedoms and rights of African Americans? As you hold up a series of documents illustrating racial discrimination, your class members will identify rights that were...
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Writing Task 6.EE.2 Item 3

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Wondering how well your students can solve algebraic equations, but don't have time for a long assessment? Look no further than this simple exit card. Given both a division and multiplication equation, learners must solve for each...
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The “Supreme” in Supreme Court

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does a public school have the right to restrict what t-shirts students wear? Discover what happened when this question was brought to the Supreme Court, and review other major cases in United States history involving judicial review....
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Interpreting the Constitution: What Does That Mean?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic lesson on the Supreme Court's role as interpreters of the Constitution. Class members review past cases involving the Eighth and Fifth Amendment and evaluate as a group whether they would consider those situations as...
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Taxation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the...
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Your Birthday is a Math Problem!

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What better way to celebrate students' birthdays than by creating original math problems? In this open ended challenge, young mathematicians must make numerical expressions using parentheses, exponents, and three other operations that...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.1 Item 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
All numerical expressions are not created equal. This quick exit card problem challenges young mathematicians' understanding of the order of operations as they try to determine which of five expressions are equivalent. Include this...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.1 Item 1

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Assess young mathematicians' understanding of the role parentheses play in numerical expressions with a quick quiz. Looking at three problems involving the addition and multiplication of single-digit numbers, students must first evaluate...
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Writing Task 6.NS.7

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Temperature data for Anchorage, Alaska offers an excellent context for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers. After first looking at a table of the record low temperatures for each month of the year, students are...
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Writing Task 6.NS.6 Item 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Challenge young scholars' understanding of integers and algebra with a single-question exit card. Presented with an algebraic expression involving two variables, young mathematicians must write a description of the term's location on a...
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Writing Task 6.NS.6

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in using their knowledge of the coordinate plane to reduce Baltimore's crime rate with a fun exit card problem. After first using a coordinate grid to graph the ordered pairs corresponding to crime locations,...
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Writing Task 6.RP.2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Angela and Esteban are both fast, but who is faster? This exit card provides the time and distance ran by each child, and requires young mathematicians to use ratios to determine which of the two is the faster runner. A perfect resource...
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Writing Task 6.NS.5

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Use the miserably cold temperatures of Anchorage, Alaska as a tool for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers with this exit card. Including a graph of the record low temperatures for this US city, young mathematicians...
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Writing Task 6.NS.3 Item 2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Young scholars step into the shoes of math teachers as they assess James' attempt to add two decimals on this short exit card assessment. Given the addition problem and proposed solution, students must provide a written explanation for...
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Writing Task 6.NS.3

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Sara is planning a vacation, but needs some help calculating how much it will cost her. This short exit card provides young mathematicians with the rates for her rental car and hotel, as well as the cost of her plane ticket, which they...
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Similar Figures Homework

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
This elegant, one-page assignment is rich in practicing a conceptual understanding of similar triangles. Learners find and justify mathematically, using similarity postulates, the similar triangle pairs embedded in a square. 
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Investigation: Tour de Texas

For Students 6th - 9th
Teams of Texas tourists gather into groups to analyze what they can do with $50 worth of an alternative fuel. They write checks, keep a balance sheet, and map out their sight-seeing route taking into consideration the location of...
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Investigation: Acceleration

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Take a look at acceleration within the context of automotive technology. They vary the mass on a toy car and run it down a ramp, exploring Newton's second law of motion. Though this is a classic lab activity, you will appreciate the...
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Investigation: Crank It Up!

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Following this procedure, eager engineers construct a working model of a piston system, similar to that in an internal combustion engine. Perfect for STEM or automotive technology classes, the activity comes complete with analysis and...