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Food Allergies: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewImagine life without PB&J's! For some, it isn't a question of want but a question of life and death. High schoolers investigate food allergies and develop presentations that inform others about symptoms of allergic reactions...
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Eating Disorders: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewAfter gathering information about various eating disorders, high schoolers create a poster or infographic that presents both unhealthy and healthy appearances and eating habits. A second activity asks pupils to craft letters of advice to...
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HIV and AIDS: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewTwo activities help high schoolers learn about HIV and AIDS. First, groups read and discuss articles that provide information about sexually transmitted diseases and conduct further research to gather current information. They then...
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Obesity: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewHigh schoolers take on the role of the nation's first Teen Nutrition and Fitness Czars and create tips that can be texted to other teens to remind them about healthy eating and exercising. Groups read articles to gather background...
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Shark Tank - Mental Illnesses

For Students 8th - 10th
New ReviewYoung entrepreneurs research and develop a Shark Tank-style pitch for a solution to help people who have a mental illness. After the presentations, research groups complete a rubric for each product and vote for the one product they feel...
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Face of Mental Illness

For Teachers 10th
New ReviewThere are a lot of myths and misinformation out there about mental illness. Help set the record straight with a resource that debunks the falsehoods and provides high schoolers with accurate and important information about the various...
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Cyber Tattoo

For Teachers 10th
New ReviewSophomores use a website evaluation tool to determine if their selected websites are valid and reliable. They read about and list three behaviors about taking and sending photos of minors that qualify as Class 1 misdemeanors in their...
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Draw a Monarch

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewFive steps walk scholars through the process of drawing a Monarch butterfly. Participants research the insect, make observations, trace, then color. 
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Legislative Trends and Power Sharing Among Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1977–2012

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewBilingual education, voting rights, and Congressional redistricting come up often in the news. Explore these topics from another view—the perspectives of Hispanic members of Congress. Activities include an article with comprehension and...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: On-Demand Note-taking and Text-Dependent Questions

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewFlex those brain muscles! Scholars take a mid-unit assessment, conducting research to take notes about how a particular invention helped meet society's needs. To complete the test, they work on draft sketches for their graphic novelettes. 
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Native Resistance: Native Resistance Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewNative Americans lost so much—and gained so little in return. Scholars explore Native Americans' resistance to the United States government. The lesson uses primary sources to explore the different forms of protest and gives a voice to...
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Fighting For Freedom: The Stono Rebellion and Free Frank McWhorter

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewTravel back in time to the Stono Rebellion. Young historians research historical figures who played a role in African Americans' fight to escape slavery. Scholars research material, complete handouts, participate in group discussion, and...
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Racism and Removal: Japanese Incarceration During World War II

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewDuring World War II people saw how far the government's control would go, but it was at the expense of its citizens. The resource brings the conditions of Japanese American internment camps to light using primary documents. Scholars...
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Borders and Community: Early 20th Century Chicago Neighborhoods and Ethnic Enclaves

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewChicago is one city, four neighborhoods, and countless nationalities. The lesson explores the ethnic division of Chicago in the early twentieth century. Academics read primary sources, analyze maps, and tour an online exhibit to...
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Hispanic-American Members of Congress in the Civil Rights Era, 1945–1977

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewDebates around immigration in the news are not new, but they are a defining feature of the Hispanic American experience throughout the twentieth century. Looking through the lens of Hispanic Americans in Congress, class members explore...
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Hispanic Americans in Congress During the Age of U.S. Colonialism and Global Expansion, 1898–1945

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewTo be Puerto Rican, in the words of one politician, is to be "foreign in a domestic sense." Young historians consider the American role in colonialism and its impacts on Hispanic Americans through the first part of the twentieth century...