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Teach21 Lesson: Harlem Renaissance, Lesson 2/11

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using the poem "Harlem" by Walter Dean Myers as their guide, middle schoolers explore the messages and contributions of the Harlem Renaissance. They choose one figure from the period (one mentioned in the poem, or otherwise) and complete...
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Teach21 Lesson: The Short of It, Lesson 3/12

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Head out to the Wild West in this lesson, which focuses on the aspects of the Western genre. Using the story "Bargain" by A.B. Guthrie, students explore the elements of a short story and how it fits into the western genre (revenge,...
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Let's Get Real Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 5th - 9th
"Let's Get Real," a documentary about cyberbullying, is the cornerstone of a curriculum guide intended to help instructors design an anti-bullying unit for middle school classes. Packet with suggestions for how plan the unit, for...
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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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Anti-Bullying Handbook: Creating a Positive Environment in the Classroom and Beyond

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A hot-button topic in schools today is bullying, and although there is heightened awareness of this problem, information about specific steps schools can take to combat the problem and create a positive environment is difficult to find....
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Managing Influences and Making Decisions

For Teachers 9th Standards
Does patience help people become more responsible? Class members explore the topic with a What's It To Do With Me? quiz to assess their personal responsibilities. They engage in a whole-class discussion about pros and cons of instant...
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British Literature Honors: Beowulf

For Teachers 12th Standards
Whether new to teaching Beowulf or an experience pro, you'll find much to like in a richly detailed unit plan that asks readers to consider how the epic represents the difficulty in defining good and evil but also reflects the changing...
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The Pythagorean Theorem in Crime Scene Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's a Pythagorean who-dun-it. Pupils apply the Pythagorean Theorem in several different real-world scenarios involving right triangles. By solving each task, they find the thief who was responsible for a museum heist.
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Being Green – Minimizing the Surface Area of a Soda Can

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Save the world by designing a new soda can! Learners first measure the dimensions of a typical soda can and calculate its surface area and volume. They then use spreadsheet software to minimize the surface area for the volume, thus...
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Google Earth Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Travel the world instantly—and learn about math along the way. Using pictures of famous places taken from Google Earth, scholars look for parallel and perpendicular lines based on slope and angle measurements. They also calculate...
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Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who knew there were pyramids in China? Learners apply surface area and volume formulas to several different real-world situations. They calculate the volume and surface area of an aquarium, an ice cream cone, and Egyptian and Chinese...
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Building a House

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever dream of becoming an architect? Here's your chance to give it a try. After reviewing facts about triangles and quadrilaterals, pupils learn about the basics of architecture by talking to an architect or housing expert. They use...
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Google Earth Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A trip around the world sounds nice, but for now we'll just have to make do with Google Earth. Pupils use pictures of landmarks to apply geometry concepts. They determine whether each building has bilateral or rotational symmetry, search...
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Surface Area and Volume of 3-D Objects

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't let the class tank the project. After reviewing formulas for surface area and volume, pupils design fish tanks that maximize volume. They research cost of materials online and must meet a budgetary constraint when creating their...
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Real Life Parallels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's no parallel to a great resource. Scholars take part in three lessons in which they investigate parallel lines in real-world situations. They search for and take pictures of parallel lines in and around the school, develop artwork...
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Building Your Own Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Building a home means mastering math. Scholars apply various math topics to situations associated with the construction of a home. They consider the volume of concrete needed for a foundation, the perimeter and area of blueprints, the...