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A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
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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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Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why is it important to care about cyberbullying? Tackle this question head-on with your learners, and discuss the difference between a passive and upstanding bystander in cyberbullying situations.
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Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach pupils to identify different forms of cyberbullying, including harassment, deception, “flaming,” and threats to safety, as well as how to handle a situation in which cyberbullying might be involved.
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Trillion Dollar Footprint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore their digital footprints, and discover how information they put online can easily be searched, copied, forwarded, and seen by a large audience.
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The Anxiety Workbook For Teens

For Students 7th - 12th
Teens often face a great deal of worry in their lives, and can be at a loss with how to anticipate and handle their emotions. This workbook is an exceptional resource for both educators and students alike as a way of supporting teens in...
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How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

For Students 3rd - 12th
Mary Allison discusses why no one should feel "wheelchair bound" in the next video of her series on maneuvering in a wheelchair. She leads viewers step by step through how to transfer from a wheelchair to the floor and back again.
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How To: Talk To Your Doctor

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here is another great how-to video offered by Mary Allison Cook for those who require use of a wheelchair. Cook offers tricks she has learned over the years to create a positive doctor's visit. 
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How To: Choose a Wheelchair

For Students 3rd - 12th
If you have a student who must use a wheelchair throughout the school day, you may want to offer this video as a resource for both their enrichment as well as a means of support. Mary Allison Cook, a young 27-year old woman who has used...
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Flexibility Cards and Panels

For Teachers K - 12th
Support pupils who struggle with changes, trying new ways of doing things, or seeing the perspectives of others using this set of activity cards and panels. Designed for learners on the autism spectrum, this activity will provide...
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Emotion Card Games

For Teachers K - 8th
Emotions come in all shapes and sizes, and can be difficult for young learners or students with special needs to identify. Support them in gaining the valuable social skill of recognizing emotions and understanding empathy with this...
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Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...
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“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

For Teachers K - 12th
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
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Building Analysis Skills Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...
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New Teacher Survival Guide: ADHD in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th
Discover one teacher's efforts to improve in-class transitions and help students to remain engaged and on-point during class. You'll begin by viewing a sample lesson in a special education classroom with follow-up commentary and...
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Self‑Esteem Activity Guide (For Youth Leaders of Young Girls)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Did you know that over 70 percent of girls avoid certain activities because they feel bad about their looks? This fantastic resource includes 18 tried and true activities designed to help girls establish positive self-esteem. 
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JFK Challenge

For Students 4th - 11th Standards
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. And so begins your invigorating, innovative learning experience in the JFK Challenge app! Learners choose from two "missions" and...
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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 instructional activity topics include: setting milestones, drawing self-portraits,...
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Stitch It Up!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Ever think about combining the art forms of painting and embroidery? Then this art lesson is right up your alley! Given a piece of white cloth, young artists first create a grayscale painting and then highlight certain features by...
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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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Farewell to Manzanar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Examine human resilience across two texts with a detailed unit. Over the course of a week, learners will conduct a close reading of excerpts from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar. The resource includes clear procedures for reading and...
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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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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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It's Probably Probable

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners make predictions and draw conclusions from given information as they learn the meaning of probability in this vocabulary-rich, integrated activity that presents a variety of teaching strategies to motivate and reach all learning...