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Homeless for the Holidays

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
You may recognize the face of homelessness right in your own classroom.
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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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Nevada: The State of Sin?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is the big question: "Why does Nevada base much of its economy on illicit behaviors?" To uncover the answer, the class reads two articles and discusses how the state of Nevada has used its Tenth Amendment rights to build their...
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Defending the Rights of Women

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The women's rights movement is the fascinating story of the individuals who fought for a change of the status quo.
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Living Below Our Means

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Common-sense strategies that can help teachers achieve financial security through frugality.
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Remembering Vietnam

For Teachers 11th Standards
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with...
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Cold Case Files: Solving the Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of...
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Three Branches, One Goal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Helping teenagers defend their beliefs with a foundational understanding of government structure.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Imagine what it was like to be a slave in the United States in 1845. Eighth graders are given an opportunity to experience life from the point of view of Frederick Douglass as they read and discuss an annotated passage from Narrative of...
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What Does it Take to Win a Nobel Peace Prize?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Discover the top 12 reasons that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has selected winners over the past 25 years.
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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
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Exploring Modern Human Migrations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using maps, images, websites, and handouts, learners work to understand the nature of human migrations. They compare and contrast human migration from the past to the present, identify causes for migration, and trace migration routes on...
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Simulate an Oil Spill Cleanup

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Environmental emergents read about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010. They simulate an oil spill and examine the cleanup using various materials. Throughout the process, they try materials that represent booms,...
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Mapping World Heritage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding...
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Observing Physical and Cultural Landscapes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
There is a difference between the physical and cultural features of a place, and yet one is always influenced by the other. Middle schoolers begin to consider the differences between each and how they interact with a series of scaffolded...
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Ocean and Sea Borders

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The ocean is full of natural resources and its expanses reach every shore. Who has rights to those resources and how should they be distributed? The class is divided into groups, each representing a different country who has its sights...