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The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...
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Clowing Around: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 8th
Clowns are a big hit with kids! Explore a few circus related websites to get an idea of how clowns look and what they do. They then build sculpting skills by creating expressive clown faces out of clay. Web links, materials list, and...
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Voting Rights History

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why is voting so important, anyway? Learn more about the importance of exercising a right for which so many men and women marched, fought, and legislated with an interactive timeline activity.
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Cartoons and Protest

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine political cartoons from 1774 through today, determine their meanings through analysis and discussion, and create their own political cartoons focusing on historical issues studied in class.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Human Rights

For Students 11th - 12th
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a political cartoon is like reading an essay. Have your critical thinkers examine three cartoons to read between the lines, gaining insight and information. They analyze how these cartoons...
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Spanish – Learn Spanish (Hello-Hello)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
Pick up basic conversational Spanish with animated videos featuring three characters: Pablo, Ana, and Marcos. As Pablo and Marcos get to know Ana, they talk about a variety of subjects. Learners can acquire the vocabulary in each...
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Summarizing Bivariate Categorical Data

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
How do you summarize data that cannot be averaged? Using an exploratory method, learners complete a two-way frequency table on super powers. The subject matter builds upon 8th grade knowledge of two-way tables. 
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Cave Stories - Tales of Adventure

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students list three things about caves that interest them and list reasons why writers choose caves as settings for stories.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: B.D. Brings the War Home

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events instructional activity, learners analyze Doonesberry political cartoons and characters. Students respond to 6 talking point questions.
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The Massachusetts 54th Regiment: Honoring the Heroes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students use art and images analyze the Civil War. In this lesson on the Shaw Memorial, students engage in 3 activities, discussion, and art analysis to better comprehend the events of the Civil War. This lesson includes web resources,...
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The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this literature instructional activity, students respond to 46 short answer and essay questions about The Rise of Silas Lapham. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the selection at the bottom of the page.
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Cartoons in the Classroom: Pitfalls of Democratic Elections

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons about democratic elections that go bad. Students respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Putting a Face on Our Fears

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the nuclear war threat and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Sportswriting

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
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My Country, My Country: To Vote or Not to Vote

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners view a film about elections in Iraq. They examine the story of a doctor and his decisions to vote. They work together to complete a worksheet about voter turnout.
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Air Movers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students learn about Rube Goldberg machines (complicated devices designed to accomplish simple tasks and then design and build a machine that uses more than six separate steps to move an empty aluminum can. They can either work...
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Author Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
In this author activity worksheet, students read a variety of books and discuss ideas that go along with the themes of the books. Students read Ruby Rogers books, Stink books, and also Troll Trouble books. After reading the books the...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Celebrating John Q. Public

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the role of John Q. Public in cartoons and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Drawing Attention to Human Rights

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons about human rights. Students respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: A Parody of Broken Promises

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Parodies of political figures are the lifeblood of the editorial cartoons in a free press. North Korea's nuclear threat provides young political scientists an opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills as they analyze a cartoon...
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California Gold Rush

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the California Gold Rush. In this Gold Rush instructional activity, 4th graders investigate the reasons behind the settlement rush to California. Students research various wagon trails settlers traveled, daily life...
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Lesson 13- Lucille Ball: What's So Funny

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study who were important in Hollywood cinema in the 1940's, 1950's and today. They participate in a comedy improv exercise.
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Integrating Anime and Manga into an Art of Motion Picture Course

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the art of Anime and note its characteristics. Using scenes, they identify the plots, characters and themes trying to be portrayed. In groups, they compare and contrast the animation in America to that of Anime and...
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Clowning Around

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create an original ceramic clown face. They form different shapes in clay to make the facial expressions on a clown's face. Students attach fired day parts to a bisque tile in the creation of their clown face. Clown faces are...