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Responding to Conflict: Nonverbal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does your posture say about you? How can it affect the outcome of conflict resolution or negotiation? Show scholars the importance of nonverbal communication during the sixth in a series of 15 peacebuilding lessons. Learners work...
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Practicing Conflict Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Does your conflict management style keep you cool and persuasive, even under pressure? Young behaviorists practice analyzing conflicts and using conflict management skills during lesson five in a 15-part series. The resource contains...
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Observing Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Can your class manage conflict? Give them the tools they need to succeed at conflict resolution with the third instructional activity in a 15-part series of peacebuilding activities. Learners draw from personal conflict experience as...
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Defining Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Before there can be peace, we have to understand conflict. Introduce the concept of conflict through a two-part activity that combines discussion, collaboration, and writing. The first in a 15-part series examines the multiple meanings...
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Drumline

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does teamwork really make the dream work? And, where is the line between peer pressure and bullying? Social scholars view a clip from the movie Drumline as a part of the seventh lesson in a series of anti-bullying activities. After...
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Cheaper by the Dozen

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does it feel like to be the new kid in town? Scholars view and discuss an excerpt from a movie dealing with the relationship between bullying and emotional triggers in the fifth lesson of a 17-part series. The content and discussion...
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Back to the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What's the difference between bullying and mean, hurtful behavior? Scholars work together to develop a clear definition of bullying using a video clip and guiding questions. The resource, part three of a 17-installment series, features a...
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A Christmas Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle school pupils view a well-known scene from A Christmas Story, then explore the challenges of peer pressure. The first in a series of anti-bullying lessons spark a discussion about how to handle peer pressure as both a recipient...
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Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa man who made history when he reached the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, is the focus of an informative article. Class members read about Norgay's perspective on the way up the mountain, the...
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Hillary Conquers Everest

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
If a field trip to the summit of Mount Everest isn't in your school budget, make the trek virtually! An interactive lesson allows class members to follow Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's trail up the mountain, and provides...
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Sherpas on Everest

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Every successful climb of Mount Everest can be attributed to the assistance of the local Sherpas. A short, informative article explains the history behind the Sherpa's involvement in Mount Everest expeditions, the physiological reasons...
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Sherpas

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Climbing Mount Everest is a dream for many mountaineers, and for a lucky few, it's a hard-fought accomplishment. Learn more about the important role Sherpas play in Mount Everest expeditions, including Sir Edmund Hillary's famous...
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Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-Nanotechnology

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ethical concerns are not always black and white. A well-designed lesson presents learners with scenarios for which ethics may come into question. Scholars learn to consider the different sides of a situation and make an unbiased conclusion.
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Race: Teacher Guide: Race

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How has the concept of race changed over time? Explore the genetic, cultural, and social aspects of race through a series of impactful activities. Scholars discover how race is influenced by inherited traits, examine census records to...
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Building Community and Combating Hate

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Put a little love in your classroom! Help middle school scholars understand differences among people and build a sense of community within their school through 10 well-organized lessons. Each unique lesson incorporates writing,...
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World History and Geography: The Sumerians

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sometimes sixth graders may learn about a time in ancient history, but never get a grasp of the geography. This plan will ensure that doesn't happen. It includes 18 tasks that build on each other to enhance learning about ancient...