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Exploring Pressure

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Begin by discussing pressure and showing a video clip of James Cameron's record-setting deep-sea dive. Then assign lab groups to explore how depth affects pressure and to construct a manometer. There is another video to follow the...
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Culture and Food and Ritual, Oh My!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic lesson that integrates the culture, food, and rituals of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The class discusses what they know about the holidays typically associated with each of the three religions, then they analyze...
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Creating Historians: Send Them Out

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Get teenagers out of the classroom in the pursuit of history; part three of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians.
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iTunes U

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Discover the world of free learning and professional development available through your tablet as you immerse yourself in educational content from leading universities, institutions and foundations, and public schools. Increase your...
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Nuremberg Verdicts: Sixty-Seven Years Later

For Teachers 6th - 8th
It’s courtroom drama at its best! Let the power of this historic event propel a study that will have your kids glued to the history screen.
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Giving Peace a Chance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In honor of International Peace Day, students can learn about the challenges we face in the world.
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Get the School Year Started Off Right!

For Teachers K - 12th
Ten teacher tips to ensure a fresh, but smooth start to your school year.
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Creating a Psychology News Wiki

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
If you're searching for a way to keep your class informed of current psychology news, this ongoing assignment is both educational and engaging. Class members locate and read a psychology article of interest, write a psychological...
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City Government: Omaha Nebraska

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This thorough resource helps government and economics classes understand the complexity of city planning by giving them the responsibility to plan a budget and then propose cuts in a mock city council meeting. It includes background...
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Get Involved: Hunger Action Month

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Chances are that food insecurity touches the lives of your students so dive in to understand the problem and look for ways to help
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Creating Historians Part Two: The Grab Bag

For Teachers 9th - 11th
You don't need to be a museum curator to bring artifacts into the classroom; part two of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians.
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Marshall Plan: Convince the American People

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
This is an excellent resource for US history classes, especially AP history. After learning some background on the Marshall Plan, the class, divided into two groups, researches opposing positions on this aid program. Groups read and...
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The Role of Food in NYC Tenement Culture: The Work of Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
By looking at famous photographs of people in the workplace in early 20th century New York City, eighth graders are introduced to the appalling conditions that people, including children, used to be forced to work in. Each group of...
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Standing Up Against Injustice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
“Sometimes things are lawful yet are actually wrong.” Researchers examine primary and secondary source materials as they study five legal cases involving civil rights attorney William Kunstler in which he attempted to use the legal...
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Historical Perspectives: Coming Home from War

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What do the homecoming experiences of soldiers who fought in WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan reveal about the politics and culture of the US during the time period of each war? Young historians view The Way We Get By, which tells...
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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...