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21st Century Skills Level I & II: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started to build and establish 21st century skills in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Digital Citizenship: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with your classroom of digital citizens—a collection of lesson plans, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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WE Are Innovators: High School Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in a collection from WE are Innovators encourages high schoolers to go where scientists have not gone before.  They read articles and watch videos to gather information and then use an innovative mindset and their...
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iCivics: Mini Media Literacy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for the high school classroom, the  mini-lessons in this collection combine studies of the United States government with news literacy skills. Each lesson includes a civics reading, a news literacy feature, and a news literacy...
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We Are Innovators: High School Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five modules in the WE Are Innovators collection encourages high schoolers to get involved and use their creativity and problem-solving skills to investigate issues affecting the environment. They design innovative, sustainable methods...
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Microsoft Word

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Microsoft Word is a widely used technology tool. Get to know the popular program with a collection of 44 videos. Video topics include creating and opening documents, page layouts, pictures, text wrapping, and so much more! 
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Using Information Correctly

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Four videos make up the "Use Information Correctly" series designed for 21st-century learners. The collection focuses on how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources, understanding copyright laws, learning how to copyright their original...
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Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In an age when so much information is delivered online, media literacy skills are essential. John Green's Crash Course on Navigating Digital Information provides 21st-century learners with the skills they need to help them evaluate the...
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Google Docs: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with using Google Docs in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Project-based Learning: A Dynamic Approach to Classroom Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Project-based learning. What is it? What are the benefits? The pitfalls? What preparation is necessary? Skills? Tools? This collection of articles, apps, worksheets, lesson/units plans, and project suggestions will get you started on the...
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Chromebook Essentials: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you needed to get started with using Chromebooks in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Social Media for Educators: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started using social media in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Research Skills For High Schoolers: Going Beyond Google

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Now more than ever it is essential that 21st-century learners develop strong research skills. The resources in this collection are designed to teach high schoolers how to formulate a research question, use advanced search techniques,...
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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Privacy and the Internet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What questions should your high school students ask themselves before posting things online? Use this five-part unit to encourage analysis of making thoughts public by posting them on the Internet. Learners consider who has access to...
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Using the Internet with Your Future in Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll find everything you need here to put together a unit on safe internet practices. Your high school class will focus on usage rights, cyberbullying, privacy, the pros and cons of becoming a "web celeb", and the importance of...
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Your Online Persona

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do your high schoolers have their own online ethics code? Guide them as they explore their moral compass of social media and internet activity. They will consider how they are represented online, what role ethics plays, create their own...
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Digital Citizenship 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Guide your highschoolers through the basics of becoming responsible digital citizens using this four-lesson unit. Find discussion questions and relevant issues teenagers face when entering into the digital world. 
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Practical Money Skills: Loans and Expenses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A dollar saved is a dollar earned—but what about a dollar spent? Guide young financial wizards through important economic decisions in their near future.
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Practical Money Skills: Banking Services

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Provide high schoolers with personal finance skills that they can take to the bank! A set of lessons incorporate consumer math and practical economic skills to teach learners about the best ways to build their credit scores.
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Practical Money Skills: Consumer Knowledge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much do your high schooler really know about personal finance? Guide them around some common mistakes and pitfalls of the economic system with a set of helpful finance lessons.
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English for Emails

For Teachers 9th Standards
Prepare young job seekers for the world of work with a nine-unit collection that helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in an online business environment. The collection covers e-mail address formats, domain names,...
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1:1 Implementation: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Just what you needed to get started with implementing instruction through a 1:1 program—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Beginning Programming with Raspberry PI

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This collection contains resources to help one get started with using the Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a...
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Google Mobile Apps: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Just what you needed to get started using Google Mobile Apps in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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A Proactive Approach to Career Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use the resources in this collection to encourage high schoolers to take a proactive approach to career education and readiness. The lesson plans, presentations, and activities help individuals develop realistic plans, research careers,...
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Post-Secondary Counseling 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education.
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The Lowdown: How Good are You at Detecting Bias?

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewGet the lowdown on five different types of biases (confirmation, anchoring, blind-spot, negativity, outcome) with a activity that not only provides examples but also offers suggestions for how to detect and combat each type.
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Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The framers of the United States Constitution felt a free press was so essential to a democracy that they granted the press the protection it needed to hold the powerful to account in the First Amendment. Today, digital natives need to...
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 3)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the US government's role proves very important in the American economy, especially for consumers. Scholars learn about how varying government agencies help them when facing an issue. The third and final resource in the...
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 2)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Simply understanding consumer rights may not help people solve their problems. Understanding who to turn to becomes key in many different scenarios. Teach the value of various organizations that fight for consumer rights through...
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NewsFeed Defenders Extension Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Accuracy, transparency, trustworthiness, and impartiality are four unspoken rules of journalism. Scholars delve deep into the subject by discussing the pros and cons of relying on social media for news. They also play an online game to...
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History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
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Plagiarism is Stealing!

For Teachers 9th Standards
Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in...
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Satisfaction Please! (Part 1)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The topic of consumerism seems easy to those who participate actively in the US economy, but pupils who are new to economics may see the idea as foreign. Help them understand their rights as consumers and what to expect when interacting...
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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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Cyberbullying—Alternate Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should schools be permitted to punish young scholars for off-campus cyberbullying? After reading a passage that details statistics about cyberbullying and Supreme Court rulings about schools' ability to limit student speech, class...
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The Ethics of Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the short and long-term consequences for consumers and producers of modern media propaganda? Class members ponder this essential question as their unit study of ethics of propaganda concludes. After examining two case studies,...
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Understanding Viral Messages

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine advertising for a product but not being paid to do so. Welcome to the world of Viral Messaging. Class members first view a T-Mobile flash mob video that went viral and has been seen by over 14 million viewers. After analyzing the...
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Propaganda in Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Board Game Helps Fight Real World Ebola," a video produced by Voice of America, provides the text for a guided instructional activity that asks viewers to analyze the propaganda techniques used in the video. Groups then select a example...
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Authentication Beyond the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
In an age of fake news, alternative facts, and Internet trolls it is essential that 21st Century learners develop the skills they need to authenticate the facts in viral news. Here is a great way to begin with a resource that provides...
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Fighting Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake news. Alternative facts. Internet trolls. In an age of Newspeak, it's increasingly important to equip 21st century learners with the skills needed to determine the legitimacy of claims put forth on social media, in print, and in...
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Citizen Watchdogs and the News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To conclude their case study of media coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, class members consider the role of citizen watchdogs in a democratic society, develop strategies for combating...
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Hands Up, Don't Shoot!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
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The Importance of a Free Press

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;. . ." Why is this guarantee of free speech and a free press the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Why are these rights so essential to a democracy?...
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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of their continued investigation of the reporting of the shooting of Michael Brown class members analyze photos of Michael Brown and the social media response to these images. The class then develops a guide they believe news...
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The Power of Images

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One picture but a thousand stories. As a part of a case study of how the death of Michael Brown was reported by professional news sources and on social media class members examine the reactions of various groups to a photograph taken by...
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Verifying Breaking News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The attempts of journalists to verify the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown take center stage as individuals analyze three of the initial newspaper accounts of the story. The whole class discussion then focuses on the...
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How Journalists Minimize Bias

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members are challenged to write a neutral news story about the events they observe in a short video. After sharing their stories in groups and discussing the different perceptions, the class concludes with a video of journalists...
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The Impact of Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does identity influence the way people respond to events? That is the central question class members grapple with as they examine a political cartoon, read a vignette by Sandra Cisneros, watch of video of police officers discussing...
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40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
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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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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

For Teachers 11th Standards
If you are considering adding or expanding a unit on utopian and dystopian literature you simply must check out this fabulous resource. Packed with plans, activities, project-based and 21st century learning opportunities, the unit uses a...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy: The Power of New Media Unit

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are the benefits of media use? What are the dangers for young people and for society as a whole? After examining a series of materials, individuals craft an essay in which they explain what is at stake, state their own position on...
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Young learners today are bombarded by media manipulation. Help them develop the skills they will need to become savvy 21st century media consumers with a unit on media literacy.
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Influence of Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you believe that your learners will see anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 advertisements this year? Make use of all that time with a five-part lesson about advertising techniques, which teaches individuals to observe the ways companies...
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Risky Online Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there such a thing as "stranger danger" on the Internet? Learners discover the myths and realities of online predators, as well as how to approach a situation in which they are contacted by strangers online.
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What responsibility do we have to protect the privacy and safety of others when posting information about them online? This is an essential lesson for every learner today experiencing their social and professional worlds in an online...
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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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Pocket

For Students K - 12th Standards
Can't read this now, I'll have to check it out later. A teacher's time is always limited. So often as we peruse the web for personal and professional content, we come across sites and information that we cannot immediately browse. Enter,...
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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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Food Safety Smart Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource with everything you'll need for studying food safety with your pupils. From handwashing scorecards and cleaning kitchen surfaces to navigating the world of microbes and food-borne illnesses, here you'll...
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U.S. and Europe Online Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Class groups investigate the economic and political implications of a country's policies on genetically modified foods, craft a position paper detailing that policy, and share their findings with the class. Armed with this information,...
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What Goes Up Must Come Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From understanding stock market performance and return on investment to identifying the costs and benefits of credit and avoiding debt problems, this is an absolute must-have resource for financial planning and literacy.
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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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25 Graphic Organizers

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here's a must-have for your curriculum library. A packet of every kind of graphic organizer. There's even an index!
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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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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Step-by-Step: College Awareness and Planning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your group of learners to consider their academic and personal goals for the future with this great series of academic counseling activities.  
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Habits of Mind

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Here is a comprehensive unit on the 16 Habits of Mind that includes a wide variety of activities, worksheets, differentiation strategies, and instructor notes. The unit consists of 18 lessons and offers an organized progression of...
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Habits of Mind Interaction Posters

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
From generalizing and justifying to megacognition reflection and perseverance, keep the 16 Habits of Mind as part of an ongoing and developing conversation in your class by displaying these posters around your room throughout the school...
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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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High School Writing: Student Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's an amazing writing guide that deserves a place in your curriculum library. The 136-page packet provides focus lessons on the writing process, expository, persuasive, and timed writing, the Cornell system of note taking, and more....
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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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Gender Roles and Careers

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Should men be willing to work for women? Can women think as logically as men? Here is an interesting activity in which learners complete a survey regarding gender roles and then consider whether their scores reflect traditional or...
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The Columnist Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Imagine a list that includes Alan Abelson of Baron's, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, and Mother Jones. High schoolers select a national columnist, read and annotate five columns by this author, noting the rhetorical strategies,...
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Archaeology Inventory Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe,...
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Feeling On Display

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as...
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Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the...
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Plagiarism Workshop

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to...
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Using Google Docs

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic resource for teachers to have in their tool belts upon entering into the world of using Google Docs in the classroom! It is a reference sheet with step-by-step instructions and graphics for everything from basic...
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Collaborative Lab Experiments

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a instructional activity in...
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How Social Media Can Make History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four...
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
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"Their Eyes Were Watching God": Folk Speech and Figurative Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using or considering using Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God? Then this packet is a must for your curriculum library. The examination of how Hurston combines folklore and folk language to create the voice of her...
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...
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The Happy Secret to Better Work

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This is a video that every individual, whether adolescent or adult, should have the chance to see! Using an incredibly humorous presentation style and fascinating statistics, psychologist Shawn Achor makes a compelling case for positive...
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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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Information Technology: Photoshop Scale

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scaling is a practical skill as well as a topic to be addressed throughout the Common Core math standards. You are given three different presentations and a detailed teacher's guide to use while teaching proportion, as well as practice...
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Fugitive Slave Law Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Fugitive Slave Law is the focus of an activity that asks participants to examine primary source documents before assuming the role of historic figures, members of a mediation panel, or newspaper reporters. Clearly defined...
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Lesson: Facebook for a Prince

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In 1538 a portrait and a praise poem were created in honor of Edward, Prince of Wales. Your class will analyze the poem and painting, research the life of young Edward, then use the information to create a Facebook page. They will...
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Selling Obesity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine health issues that are associated with our fast food culture, and the advertising of it. They begin with a snack-food survey to assess their own eating habits. Pupils are encouraged to think critically throughout the...
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From Gene to Protein WebQuest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A terrific WebQuest is outlined here for your young scientists. They will learn about how proteins are made by following the instructions given to them from genes. Before the WebQuest begins, there are some terrific "front loading"...
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Searching for Your Perfect Career

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a very comprehensive lesson plan that spans several weeks and allows learners to fully explore career clusters. They take aptitude tests, list career options, then research one career choice. They create PowerPoint presentations...
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Magazine Production

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different...
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Correlation of Variables by Graphing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers use a spreadsheet to graph data. In this graphing lesson, learners determine how two parameters are correlated. They create a scatter plot graph using a computer spreadsheet.
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The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
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A Novel Idea: Creating Multimedia Presentations

For Teachers 8th - 9th
After a pre-reading activity, students read a novel about violence prevention. After reading, students divide into groups and discuss the novel's content. They then create a powerpoint slideshow outlining the novel using graphics, audio...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
The options are vast with this Ancient Greece and Olympics research project! Using Scholastic online resources, historians have interactive and educational supports to guide them through researching and writing about the 2004 Olympics in...
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Digging Up Artifacts On Line

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of...
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Denial on Trial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the "Faurisson Affair”? What is “Holocaust Revisionism”? What does freedom of speech entail? Do revisionists have a right to voice their ideas? Such questions are at the heart of a richly detailed, thought provoking lesson...
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Escher-Esque Tessellations

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers participate in a seven-part lesson creating Escher-Esque tessellations. They demonstrate their knowledge of geometric transformations after viewing a PowerPoint presentation, conducting Internet research, and...
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Is That a Fact?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times"...
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Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik...
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Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Scholars study a historical photograph to make predictions of what happened right after the picture was taken. They research a variety of different topics and use primary sources to answer questions about common food, fashion trends, and...
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The Internet of Things: IoT

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis lesson, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked)...
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Module: Self Awareness

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Get your scholars ready for the workplace! This is a comprehensive plan that will really prompt a big picture approach to career planning. Learners consider whether or not school is a real job, and how well it prepares them for the...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. 
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Works Cited Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Awesome! Teach your writers and researchers how to create a works cited page by giving them this activity. Their assignment is to create a proper works cited page that uses a list of different magazine articles, books, and poems. All of...
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Role Play Debate

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Suggested topics for a role play debate include school uniforms and culpability for drunk driving, but any issue of interest to your class will work. What are the hot issues in your community or on the news right now? Class members...
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The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and...
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Taming the Wild Wiki

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a look at the credibility of online sources such as Wikipedia. Discussion points and handouts are included to facilitate a meaningful and informative dialogue. Tips are given on how to determine if a Wikipedia article is reliable...
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Lesson: Guilt-Free Chocolate

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Experiment with chocolate coating on cookies! What a delightful way to learn about food processing and chemical engineering. Throughout this activity, groups collect measurements and make calculations. They conclude by writing...
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Report on Research: New Study Finds High Rates of Fast Food and Soda Consumption Among California Teens

For Students 8th - 10th
Prior to writing a research paper, it is important to learn how to read and analyze informational texts. This worksheet includes a brief report, including data, on California teens' diets. Several readers' and writers' response questions...
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Create a Graph Online

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Scholars create colorful bar, line, or pie graphs. They decide on a survey question to ask or a type of data to gather. From there, they collect information and data. They display this data in bar, line, or pie graphs that they create...
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Ocean Careers Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners will work together in groups to gather information about careers in oceanography. They discover the need to have a diverse group of people on a team and then share their information with the class. Web links and materials are...
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Where to Next?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSalary, education, census statistics ... how do people choose their careers? Scholars complete worksheets and rely on census data to determine their career aspirations. Then, pupils conduct Internet research about places they would...
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Identity Theft: Don't Let This Happen to Your Grandma!

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewClass members consider how people steal online identities as they discover the essential elements of identity theft and consumer fraud. Pupils demonstrate learning by creating a poster or video about how to avoid identity theft. 
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College Admissions, Part 2: Post-Campus Visit

For Teachers 10th Standards
New ReviewPupils research entry requirements for chosen schools and review a checklist to assess their academic progress. Next, they engage in a whole-class discussion about how the checklist helps them meet their goals. 
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College Admissions, Part 1: Pre-Campus Visit

For Teachers 10th Standards
New ReviewScholars assume the role of admissions officers to better understand the college admissions process. They evaluate five fictional college applications and work together to determine which ones meet acceptance requirements. 
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Planning Your Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make it a great proposal! Class members play the role of marine scientists and choose from a variety of whales considered endangered they would like to study. Scholars then create applications for permits to conduct research of the...
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Identifying "Fake" News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is fake news, and how can people identify it? Viewers discover media literacy tips and learn how to spot stories dubbed as fake news. They learn how looking for unusual URLs, digging deeper, and cross-checking helps them find...
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Top 4 Tips to Spot Bad Science Reporting

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can people make good decisions about their health when modern news reporting is so unreliable? Using an informative video resource, viewers discover the acronym GLAD. They learn to get past the clickbait, look for crazy claims,...
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Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fake news is all about the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex versus the orbitofrontal cortex. Huh? Get the facts, the real deal, with a short video that explains clearly and succinctly what's going on in our brains that leads us to listen...
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How to Teach Your Students about Fake News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What media literacy skills do people need to evaluate a news source? Scholars listen to and discuss an NPR story about how fake headlines often dupe young people and adults alike. Next, they study news stories, using a fact-checking...
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Fact vs. Fiction in the Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can people tell the difference between real news and inaccurate stories? Viewers watch a video about discerning fact from fiction in news sources. Next, pupils use a set of discussion questions to further analyze the topic. 
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Understanding the Major

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The purpose of university courses is not always clear. A comprehensive video presentation explains the importance of a well-rounded education and a complete college experience. Professionals discuss how their post-secondary educations...
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Why Study Soil?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Some scientists spend their entire careers analyzing and learning about soils. An interesting video lesson provides an overview of what soil scientists do and why. Pupils learn how soil analysis connects to other branches of science and...
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Overcoming Academic Struggles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hear from students and professors about how to overcome academic struggles in higher education. They discuss supports most college campuses have in place and how to benefit from courses that may be difficult. Speakers also provide...
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Choosing A Career

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
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Overcoming Personal Road Blocks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A preparatory video describes supports available on most college campuses for those who face challenges to their success. The faculty discusses ways to ask for help and alternative means of completing coursework. 
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How to Avoid Burnout: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #17

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to avoid burnout in the workplace? Using the final video from the business-focused series, pupils explore ways to manage self-care. Scholars learn how exercise, healthier eating, and proper sleep help people take...
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The Many Forms of Power: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #16

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
With great power comes great responsibility. Using the resource, viewers discover that power is not inherently good or bad. Pupils learn about the three factors that lead to dependence on others: criticality, substitutability, and...
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How to Create a Fair Workplace: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #15

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What does a fair and equitable workplace look like? Using the resource, viewers discover how fairness creates a functional workplace, leading to employee happiness and productivity. The narrator describes the five features of a fair...
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How to Find Your Leadership Style: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #14

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Leaders run the gamut from Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler. Using the 14th video from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills series, viewers discover their personal leadership styles. They also explore how leaders play an important part...
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How to Avoid Teamwork Disasters: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #12

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What are some strategies for avoiding teamwork disasters in and out of the workplace? With the video 12th from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills series, scholars learn how to work effectively in group settings. Viewers explore how...
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How to Make Tough Decisions: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #11

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all decisions in life are so easy. Using the resource, pupils discover how to make tough decisions when picking a career, investing money, and setting goals. Viewers also learn what not to do when facing difficult choices. 
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Making Time Management Work for You: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #10

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How do people balance their work and personal lives? Using the resource, viewers learn about time management. They discover how to structure a checklist and complete everything on their to-do lists, all while practicing self-care. 
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How to Handle Conflict: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #13

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Conflict is inevitable, but there are ways to make it more comfortable. Using the 13th installment from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills set, viewers discover how to manage conflict in the workplace. They learn how take action and...
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How to Set and Achieve SMART Goals: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #9

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to set achievable goals? Using an informative resource, scholars discover the SMART acronym to explore how to set specific, measurable, ambitious, realistic, and timely goals. Viewers also learn about ethical...
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Saving Time and Money on Dinner

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What's for dinner? An engaging home economics lesson lets students decide the menu based on a given nutritional requirement and monetary budget. 
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I Am Highly Effective

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Send your teen students into adulthood with great tools for efficiency, resolving conflicts, and school success! Learners use the tips and philosophies from Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in roleplay activities and a...
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Pay it Forward

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to measure kindness? Middle and high schoolers give it a try with a research project that tracks random acts of kindness. After planning seven ways to secretly improve the lives of others, learners use observational logs...
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How to Make a Resume Stand Out: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #5

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to make a resume stand out? Viewers discover how to land their dream jobs by making themselves stand out from the rest. Using a helpful video, they learn how to craft strong resumes that demonstrate their work history...
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How to Speak with Confidence: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #4

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewers improve public speaking skills with an installment from a business skills playlist. The video discusses public speaking skills as well as the S.U.C.C.E.S. framework for delivering information clearly and concisely. 
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Dream Boards

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What do you want to be when you grow up? For high schoolers, that question may be coming up more often every day. Help them contemplate their future careers with a dream board activity in which they create a poster to visually represent...
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The Secret to Business Writing: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #3

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
With the constant flow of communication in the business world, how do professionals get their point across? Scholars learn about effective communication skills and explore how to properly compose emails, memos, and reports, and learn how...
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Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Internet users often find themselves going down some crazy rabbit holes. What's the best way to exercise click restraint, or self-control, when encountering new information online? A video on navigating digital information shows viewers...
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We The Jury

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A jury must decide: are the names of two businesses so similar that one is hurt by customer confusion? Learners play the role of a juror who must decide—and convince others—whether Trio Taco and Trio Pizza are too similar. Using...
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Supreme Decision

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is the right to wear a band t-shirt included in our freedom of speech? Budding historians consider the question by using a video game. After a brief animated video, users drop in and listen to Supreme Court justices as they debate the...
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Sortify: U.S. Citizenship

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a right and a responsibility? Scholars consider the question while sorting characteristics of citizenship into buckets using a video game. After playing, class members see how effectively they sorted the...
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People's Pie

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Creating a federal budget is a balance. Members of Congress must fund what is necessary, evaluate new ideas, and consider how much debt the government is willing to carry. Individuals experience the process using a simulation video game...
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LawCraft

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's it like to be a senator or member of the House of Representatives? Using a video game simulation, learners discover what it is like to craft and pass legislation from its idea through conference committee. Pop ups and annotation...
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Executive Command

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is it like to be the commander in chief? Learners find out using an engaging video game simulation. As they juggle diplomacy and bills sent from Congress, they make choices to push forward an agenda on issues they think are important. 
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Crisis of Nations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils become the leaders of nations using an engaging video game simulation. Learners must decide how to deploy military and economic resources (including spies!) to solve international crises. Modalities include multi-player and...
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Responsibility Launcher

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
So how would pupils solve a town's problems? Using a video game, scholars tell residents of a town how to solve their problems by taking steps such as going back to school, voting, or serving in the military. As they make good choices,...
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Activate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Community service happens anywhere! A video game helps scholars practice their change-making skills. Using a simulation, pupils work to help their families, clean up local parks, or end bullying with a computer game offering real-world...
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Why You Need Trust to Do Business: Crash Course Business Soft Skills #1

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Trust is a two-way street, but navigating that street isn't always easy. Viewers learn about the importance of fostering trust in any business relationship. Scholars discover how competence, intent, and integrity help colleagues build...
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Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sixty-eight percent of adults in the United States get their news from their social media feed. What are the consequences? Scholars dive into the topic with a video on digital media. They discover how social media shapes people's offline...
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Defense against the Dark Arts of Influence: Crash Course Business Soft Skills #2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
With great power comes great responsibility, and that doesn't just apply to Spiderman. Scholars learn how to use influence respectfully in business interactions. They also discover how to use confidence, praise, and optimism to build...
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How to Spot a Pyramid Scheme

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Easy money or pyramid scheme? Help young economists learn the difference with an explanatory video about the ways pyramid schemes take advantage of those who have big dreams for independent wealth and financial freedom.
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Resisting Scientific Misinformation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do scholars determine if a scientific claim is true? Learners investigate scientific misinformation by watching video clips and reading false advertising claims. They engage in discussion in both class and small group settings to...
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Word: Formatting Text

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Do formatting choices like font size and color really matter when creating a document? Scholars learn how to make text stand out and grab readers' attention in Microsoft Word. They discover how to highlight text, change the text...
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Word: Text Basics

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
If only life had an Undo button. Pupils learn how to use the Undo and Redo features in Microsoft Word. They also discover all things text, exploring how to select, delete, copy, paste, cut, drag, and drop text in a Microsoft Word document. 
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Word: Creating and Opening Documents

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to create a new, blank document in Microsoft Word? Scholars learn how to open existing Word documents and discover how to access templates. Viewers also explore Using Compatability mode and learn about pinning and...
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Word: Getting Started

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
How does Microsoft Word help people make professional-looking documents? Scholars explore the Word interface and learn how to access a blank document in a matter of seconds. They also discover the Quick Access Toolbar and learn how to...
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This One Weird Trick Will Help You Spot Clickbait

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that will save you tons of money! Viewers learn how to spot clickbait by watching a short video that model how to assess a headline's credibility.
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Teaching about Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Leaks! Data breaches! Identity Theft! What can be done to improve online safety? An article offers chilling examples of the importance of preventing data breaches—some very practical suggestions for increasing protection of online...
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Can You Spot the Problem with These Headlines? (Level 1)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the story behind the headlines for scientifically researched products? Viewers of a short video identify the fallacies in headlines designed to lure the unwary.
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Using Creative Commons Content

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What if there was a way to get content online without having to worry about copyright laws? As it turns out, there is! Scholars discover how to use content from the creative commons. They learn about the guidelines they must follow when...
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How to Copyright Your Content

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
A person can't lock up a musical performance or video in a safe, but there are ways to protect creative content from theft. Viewers see how to copyright original content in the United States. Pupils learn how to register their work with...
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Understanding Copyright, Public Domain, and Fair Use

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What are copyright, public domain, and fair use practices? Scholars find out by watching the second of four videos from a media literacy series. They learn about how copyright laws protect intellectual property and understand the...
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Avoiding Plagiarism

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How can learners avoid plagiarism in their academic work? Pupils learn some helpful strategies with the first of four videos from the Use Information Correctly series. Scholars discover the importance of citing sources and learn how to...
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The Hidden Network that Makes the Internet Possible

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many use the Internet but few know how it works. Viewers learn more about the network behind the Internet with a short video that explains the fiber optics and integrated photonics that make global communication possible.
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NewsFeed Defenders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can people learn to spot viral deception? Players do just that with the NewsFeed Defenders media literacy game. Scholars choose avatars and the focus of their news feeds: student life, health and wellness, or sports and...
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Online Job Applications Workshop

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Availability. Employment history. Reference. With the lesson plan, scholars complete a vocabulary matching exercise to define words that are commonly associated with job applications. They also complete a job application crossword puzzle...
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Effective Interviewing Skills

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Wearing wrinkled clothing and chewing gum are two things not to do at an interview. Pupils discover the steps to an effective job interview with the informative lesson plan. They read a sample interview and then practice their...
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Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and Their Role in Journalism

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Learning about journalism is exciting ... is that a fact or an opinion? With an engaging lesson plan, scholars learn how to differentiate between the two. Pupils also complete worksheets, watch a news story, and evaluate online news...
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Resume Writing Basics Workshop

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What factors help create compelling resumes? Using a professional resource, scholars complete graphic organizers to describe the sections of a resume. They also complete checklists to identify which items not to include in their resumes....
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How to Write a Cover Letter

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the key components of an effective cover letter? Using the resource, scholars read about the importance of sending an introductory letter to prospective employers. Next, they complete graphic organizers detailing what...
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Data and Infographics: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One-hundred percent of those reading this sentence are human beings. Wait, what? With part eight in the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set, pupils learn how to think critically about statistics. Scholars discover how...
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Evaluating Photos and Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #7

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When it comes to viewing videos and photos on the Internet, seeing is not always believing. With part seven from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information series, scholars learn that even image-based evidence can be unreliable....
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Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do scholars learn to differentiate between good evidence and not-so-good evidence? The sixth installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set is a great place to start. Pupils discover how to find reliable...
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Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Wikipedia may get a bad rap, but does it have any redeeming qualities? As it turns out, it does, and scholars discover what they are with part five from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information video series. Pupils learn about...
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Who Can You Trust? Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #4

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The best way to understand a website is (drumroll, please) ... to leave the website? Scholars make sense of some strange advice by watching part four in the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set. As they watch, they learn...
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Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
According to author John Green, who narrates the series, lateral reading may just be one of the most critical skills of the 21st century. So what is it? With the third installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information...
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The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can people help make the Internet a positive force in their own lives and the lives of others? Pupils set out to answer just that question with part two from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information series. Narrator John...
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Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not everything on the Internet is accurate, so how can people learn to steer clear of false or misleading information? With part one of the Crash Course Navigating Digital Information series, scholars learn why it's important to use...
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Advertisement Storyboard

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Lessons about advertising slogans are GR-R-REAT! Using the resource, pupils engage in an interactive activity to match advertisement blurbs with their corresponding product names. Next, they discuss famous slogans and identify where to...
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Email Etiquette for Professors

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A student has failed an important exam. What's the best way for a teacher to break the news? A useful PowerPoint introduces professors to strategies for proper e-mail etiquette. Using the presentation, instructors learn how to correspond...
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Email Etiquette for Students

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to discuss a problem or concern with a professor? Using a helpful PowerPoint, scholars learn how to use e-mail to communicate effectively with their instructors. They discover good and bad e-mail topics, appropriate...
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Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How can Adobe Creative Cloud enhance digital art and media design? Readers explore just that with the Digital Foundations eBook. They learn how to source images and how to create symmetry and asymmetry in their digital designs. They also...
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Beginning Excel

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can Microsoft Excel help manage data in people's personal and professional lives? Using the Beginning Excel eBook, scholars learn the basics of creating, editing, and using spreadsheets. They explore spreadsheet design, formulas,...
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Registration. Prerequisite. Admission. Elective. With Alise Lamoreaux's informative eBook, A Different Road to College, prospective and current non-traditional college enrollees explore the language of college. They also learn how to...
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Always On in a Digital World

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
As the world becomes increasingly digital, one can't help but wonder if it's possible to be too connected? Pupils explore the topic using the eighth video from the digital media literacy playlist. They learn about the effects of being...
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Deconstructing Media Messages

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are media messages really saying? Scholars use the seventh installment from an extensive digital media literacy set to answer the question. They discover how to deconstruct media messages by asking about the source, recognizing...
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Recognizing Persuasive Language

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lose 10 pounds in one day, guaranteed! With the sixth installment from the digital media literacy series, scholars identify common types of persuasive language. They learn to look beyond techniques such as telling stories, presenting...