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Rivers and the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Damming rivers has been a case of necessity versus negative environmental impact since the process began. Kids take on the role of a stakeholder in the proposed damming of the Danube River. They begin by reading arguments for and against...
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Draft a Concluding Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
"A weak conclusion leaves the reader with an unfinished argument." Don't let your young writers fall into this trap! This is a great method for writing a concluding paragraph to an argumentative essay, which includes summarizing the main...
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"The Island of Plenty": Reading Guide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Johnson C. Montgomery’s controversial plea for American social isolationism, “The Island of Plenty,” launches an in-depth study of the structure and logic of the essay. After responding to a series of questions, individuals craft a...
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A Test of Faith

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Secondary schoolers investigate the debate surrounding the current sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church with this New York Times lesson. Through discussions and written reflection, they explore their own thoughts and opinions on...
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States and Mates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss and reflect on the concept of allies and alliances. The class examines the competition between the United States and Venezuela. Using the New York Times, they search for examples of geopolitical alliances. In addition, they write...
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Cloning Around

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Review concepts of cloning and genetic engineering and participate in a round-table discussion based on the ethics and potential of cloning with your class. Each learner then writes a formal essay on the topic, stemming from the debate.
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Fast Food and Daily Nutrition Choices

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore food. In this nutrition activity, students investigate multiple facets of healthy eating and how the fast food industry impacts our society. They will participate in class discussions, read from their text-book, and...
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Looking for Answers: Making Sense of the Boston Marathon Bombing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How should America respond to acts of domestic terrorism? What motivates or prompts a terrorist attack? After reading an opinion piece on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, your learners will critically analyze factors that could have...
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Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
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Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Children have rights! Exploring those rights and using media to express those rights is the focus of this Media Awareness Network lesson plan. Although some of the law links reflect the Canadian Articles of The Convention, the majority...
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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum

For Teachers K - 5th
Have you just visited an art museum? Or can you create a gallery in your classroom to visit? Pupils create an original drawing that reinforces what was learned in a visit to the art museum. They will view original art work and verbally...
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Teacher Appreciation Week (Elementary)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Primary writers will create a persuasive essay about Teacher Appreciation Week. Additionally, they will  select a quote from a famous person and write a persuasive essay about how it relates to one of their favorite teachers. In the end,...
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Persuade the Aliens!

For Teachers K - 12th
Why do we do what we do? Imagine that people on a faraway planet came to visit Earth. Could you convince them to adopt a custom or behavior that we participate in here? Learners of all ages write persuasive essays. If you're using this...
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Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution

For Teachers 10th Standards
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white...
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The TASP 5 Paragraph "Persuasive" Essay

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Though this presentation is designed for the Texas Academic Skills Program's (TASP) writing assessment, it could work for any class that is preparing to write a five-paragraph persuasive essay. Slides take intermediate writers through...
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Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Budding authors research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that...
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Unlocking the Secrets of a Persuasive Essay

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Full of tips about structure, audience, and evidence in a persuasive essay, this presentation would be a great way to start a writing unit in your class. One slide advises young writers to make up quotes and statistics in their essays....
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Convey Ideas in Writing

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Use the platforms of the 2004 presidential candidates to bring persuasive writing to your class. Young voters identify the three issues most important to them in the election and research the issues and candidates' positions. They write...
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The 5 Paragraph Persuasive Essay

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This PowerPoint highlights the steps one should follow to craft an organized essay. It addresses the purpose, audience, and format, and briefly touches on prewriting and organizing. This presentation is designed to review the very basic...
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Let's Put You in a Louisiana University

For Teachers 8th
Considering a college search project? After picking a possible career choice, and determining if that career needs a technical college or university education, individuals examine a wide variety of sources and select three schools that...
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Writing: Address Audience Concerns

For Students 6th - 8th
ESL/ELL classes or total immersion in English? After reading a persuasive essay that argues for total immersion in English, class members analyze how the author addresses audience concerns. They then identify and address audience...
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Teaching Math and Marriage?

For Students 7th - 10th
Should relationship skills be taught in schools? The author of this persuasive essay argues that public high schools should be required to teach marriage skills. After reading the essay, pupils analyze the argument, focusing particularly...
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Persuasive Essay: Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Prewriting is an important step in the writing process! After kids brainstorm different topics for a persuasive essay, provide them with this graphic organizer to help them collect their thoughts. They briefly summarize their topic,...
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Can You Convince Me?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Work on persuasive techniques and use them in a persuasive essay with supportive evidence. Middle schoolers study and code different forms of persuasion. They select a topic of interest and write a persuasive essay about the topic, using...