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American Battle Monuments Commission Interactives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 14 resources celebrate the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas during World War I and World War II. Young historians use Interactive timelines to follow events as they unfolded and maps to track...
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Force

For Students 3rd Standards
Follow-up a physical science lesson with a reading passage that connects sports to force. Readers respond to six short answer questions that requires them to use the text as a basis for the answers.
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Executive Order 9981: Truman Desegregates the Armed Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To most modern Americans, the idea that many aspects of society were once segregated is astonishing. Explore Truman's decision to desegregate the armed forces with your high schoolers. The first two days of this three-day plan are spent...
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Women's Roles in World War Two

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Learners explore the various roles of women in the armed forces and their experiences at work. They discuss stereotypes of men and women during World War Two. They read extracts of stories from World War Two in small groups and report...
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British Armed Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Stills and video clips are combined in an attempt to give young learners a look into the lives of the current British Army. Consider having your class compare and contrast the British Army and the United States Army. What are some...
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Exploring Military Career Options

For Teachers 8th Standards
A whole world of career options await in the armed forces! Lesson three in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces eighth grade scholars to military careers. Individuals research the entry requirements for the armed...
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Build Your Own Robot Arm

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Engineers team up to design and construct an 18-inch-long robotic arm that can successfully pick up a paper cup. Each group is given the exact same set of materials, but it is up to them to decide what to use and how to use it. It is a...
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Desegregation of the Armed Forces

For Students 9th - 12th
In this desegregation worksheet, high schoolers read the transcript of "Executive Order 9981," and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the desegregation of the armed forces.
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Celebrate Armed Forces Day Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Armed Forces Day worksheet, students utilize the Internet to access one specific website to complete five short answer factual statements on why we celebrate Armed Forces Day.
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Military Women

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the history of female participation in the armed forces and throughout various conflicts. They participate in a class discussion and consider many of the controversial issues surrounding women in the military.
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Armed Forces Day Reading Comprehension Passage

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension/ holiday worksheet, students read a passage about Armed Forces Day which is celebrated on the third Saturday in May in the US. They answer 6 short answer, fill in the blank questions based on the reading.
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Celebrating Veterans Day

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the history and significance of Veteran's Day. They discuss the purpose of the armed forces, and discuss whether anyone has family members who are veterans or who have served. They create Veterans thank you cards, and...
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Why Did T Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore explanations for the shockingly small size of the T-rex arms. A video lesson considers reasons why a T-rex has small arms through a process of elimination. Maybe the arms provide an advantage to the animal or maybe larger arms...
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Arms and the Man: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Few aspects of life make better fodder for a comedic play than politics. A study guide introduces George Bernard's Shaw comedy Arms and the Man. Along with summaries of each scene and brief biographies of the main characters, two lesson...
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Newton's First Law of Motion Activities

For Students 8th
In this Newton's First Law of Motion activity, 8th graders investigate five different activities that allow them to explore Newton's first law that an object stays at rest unless acted upon by a force.
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Determining the Author's Purpose: Analyzing a Recruitment Video

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
An ROTC recruitment video launches a discussion of author’s purpose, image choice, and bias. Class members also explore careers in the armed forces and in the field of video productions. Ask your pupils to consider how to make a video...
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Action and Reaction

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students experiment with Newton's Third Law of Motion. In this physics and motion lesson, students complete two experiments to illustrate force and its equal and opposite reaction. Students first work in pairs to exert an equal force on...
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Work in Linear Mechanical Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students are able to identify the units associated with linear work. They are able to calculate the work done on an object. Students discover how the force exerted on an object and the distance the object moves determines the work done...
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Weight, Friction, Equilibrium

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this weight worksheet, students review the equation for solving for the force of weight and review the kinds of friction. Students complete 10 matching, 7 fill in the blank, and 8 problems to solve.
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Martha Goes To War!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate how women went to war and the contributions that they have made in history. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class presentation and answer some...
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"I Believe..." Podcast Style

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this communication skills lesson to emphasize evaluating a speaker's main point and argument. After reading Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream Speech" and John F. Kennedy's speech, "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of...
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Bill Nye "Spinning Things"

For Students 5th - 10th
Study force and motion after watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, "Spinning Things" then answer 15 fill in the blank questions related to centrifugal force and motion. Use this worksheet during or after the video.
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Part-Time Protectors

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the roles of the reserve armed forces in a variety of United States military conflicts, then create a documentary that illustrates the contributions of part-time soldiers.
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Jumping Explorations

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students work with a partner to follow the pathway-jumping in the different suggested ways. They listen to music to rotate from station to station. Students their favorite stations and levels of difficulty. They discuss the use of...
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MEASURING THE GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT, G

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study gravitational force an.  For this gravitational force lesson students observe a demonstration. 
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PhyzLab: Angular Force

For Students 10th - 12th
In this force worksheet, students answer five questions about types of forces after doing an experiment to analyze linear force versus angular force. They use a meter stick, hanger, and slotted masses to test for linear and angular motion.
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Jumping & Landing

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ribbit! Pre-K and Kindergartens turn into frogs in these fun movement games that have them practicing the motor skills of jumping, landing and transferring weight. A cross between Simon Says and Red Light/Green Light, the teacher gives...
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Proud Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a photo book of someone in their family who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces. They must write paragraphs for each photo explaining what is happening
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They Also Serve

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the roles women played during World War II. They design a recruiting poster telling women of the ways in which they can serve their country today and present their posters to the class.
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Letters Home

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore United States soldiers. In this American military history and letter writing lesson, students visit the "Heroic Sons of Gold Star Mothers" website and choose a soldier. Students research the biographical history and...
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Levers

For Students 9th - 12th
In this levers activity, students compare the three classes of levers. Students determine how the location of the fulcrum effects the amount of force needed. Then students complete 20 fill in the blank questions and 6 word problems.
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Life (and Fewer Deaths) After Seat Belts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Scholars continue crashing their cart with a crash test dummy into a wall, but this time, they experiment with different types of seat belts to reduce injuries....
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Newton's Third Law

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Newton's Third Law worksheet, students complete a table identifying the action force and reaction force of several examples. Students demonstrate a basic understanding of Newton's Third Law by filling in missing blanks and...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate what simple machines are and how they work. In this simple machine lesson, the students create simple and compound machines and test each machine's ability to perform a task. Students compare simple machines to...
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Acceleration of a Freely Falling Object

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of acceleration.  In this acceleration lesson, students determine the acceleration of an object in free fall by collecting data using a graphing calculator and motion sensor.  Student plot the velocity v....
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Remembrance Day

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the meaning behind Remembrance Day. For this Remembrance Day lesson, 2nd graders discuss peace and why Remembrance Day is significant. The book Why We Remember is read aloud to the students.
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Biomechanical Joint

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discuss mechanical advantage and how the human body moves/works. Learners focus on bioengineering, working together to build a functioning mechanical arm. Additionally, they analyze an air muscle, discussing its appropriate use in humans. 
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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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Life and Death in the War Zone

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of the personnel the branches of the armed forces employs. After watching a video, they compare their notes on the guidelines from the government to treat wounded Iraqis. To end the instructional activity,...
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Machines

For Students 7th - 12th
In this machines worksheet, students review different types of simple machines including pulleys, wedges, levers, and inclined planes. This worksheet has 10 matching, 4 multiple choice, and 8 short answer questions.
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Torque Play

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this physics instructional activity, students use torque to explain several very odd phenomena. They write the definition of torque and the relation between torque and change in angular momentum.
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Positioning the fulcrum in class one levers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore the relationship between force and the distance of the load from the fulcrum.  In this experimental lesson students get into groups and make a lever and record the force that is needed to move it, they then try this with...
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Veterans Day

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Veterans Day reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage detailing the history of Veterans Day. Students answer 7 questions.
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Pressure, Force, Muscles and Massage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the pressure exerted on the bottoms of your feet under a variety of circumstances. They apply their understanding of forces and pressures to enhance the relaxation of their lab partner's forearm through the process of...
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The Earth-Moon System

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Explore the earth-moon system with blossoming astronomers in this fun-filled activity. They begin by investigating lunar phases and differentiating between each. They continue the activity by learning about tidal forces and how these are...
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Accelerometer: Centripetal Acceleration

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Scholars build robotic arms that swing back and forth and use them to collect velocity and acceleration data. To analyze the results, pupils compare data to the equations for angular velocity and centripetal acceleration.
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We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
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Applied Science - Technology (2A) Lab

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders experiment with simple machines. For this machine lesson, 2nd graders go to different labs to see examples of a lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, gears, and wheel and axle. They discuss how a machine makes work a lot...
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Crown Prince Rupprecht and Erich Ludendorff - Westerner vs. Easterner

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How to take on the Allied forces during World War I? Crown Prince Rupprecht and Erich Ludendorff used specific strategies and tactics to answer the question during the Great War. Despite their differences in tactics, both men were...
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One Of the Capable Generals of WW1 - Arthur Currie

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
He may have had a suspicious past, and his pot belly certainly didn't reflect the image of a brave soldier but today, however, General Arthur Currie is considered a national hero in Canada. Currie made Canadian troops the pride of the...
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Australian General John Monash

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is unlikely Americans have heard of Australian General John Monash. Despite that, he played a key role in the leadership of Allied forces during World War I. Young historians learn of the less famous warrior of the Great War,...
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Evolution – Diversity of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists noticed animals with backbones share similar bone structure despite having different forms, such as fins, arms, and wings. Young scientists gain an appreciation for evolution by understanding the history of the theory. They...
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"The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force": The United States in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role that the U.S. played in bringing about victory in the two major theaters of the war in the Pacific and Europe. How the various military campaigns contributed to the war's successful conclusion forms the focus of...
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Thanks for Your Service

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students thank their freedom fighters. In this Veteran's Day lesson, students honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces by designing a program to pay tribute to them. Students use technology tools to conduct interviews, take pictures, and...
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Origin of the Purple Heart

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students research the origin of the Purple Heart. In this writing lesson students research personal stories of friends or family who have received the Purple Heart. Students then design their own armed forces award complete with an essay...
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First Class Lever Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this first class lever worksheet, students investigate the mechanical advantage of this simple machine. Students change the effort arm and the resistance arm and calculate the resistance force, effort force and the mechanical...
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Simple Machines IV - Levers

For Teachers 4th
The lever is an everyday simple machine. Youngsters learn the principles of levers and explore their many uses. Groups of pupils perform a simple lab where they lift objects with a fulcrum while placing the load in a variety of...
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Forces of Flight - Lift

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students design and test paper airplanes to understand the concept of lift and how it affects flight. This technology-based Science lesson plan is excellent for use with upper-elementary and middle-level learners and uses spreadsheet...
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Star Wars – a Relaxation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take young padawans on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a series of Star Wars themed yoga poses. Following a mindful and imaginative story, the force is strong with stretches including the Rey's Pole, R2D2, Yoda, and more! 
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The Lion Of Verdun - Philippe Pétain

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A lion of the battlefield, Philippe Petain directed the French forces during World War I. What influence did he and victory have over France's plans in the war?  An informative installment of the Who Did What in WWI? series helps viewers...
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Japan and America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan and demonstrated American naval strength, he forced the empire to engage in trade with the United States. How did this new, strong-armed relationship influence both parties? Pupils consider...
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The Indian Removal Act: Was it Constitutional?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was...
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Forces for Good?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students consider the role of the British Army. In this British forces lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about the history and function of the army. Students create their own advertisements for the British...
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Evolutionary Arms Race

For Students 7th - 8th
In this evolutionary arms race activity, students watch a video from the NOVA evolution series. Students then answer the questions provided as it relates to evolution and biological forces that influence evolution.
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How are torque and work different?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore how torque and work are different. In this torque lesson, 6th graders will understand the relationship between torque and work as it applies to force and distance. Students will be assessed on their conclusions of...
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Backpacks and Hills

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This machines PowerPoint reviews effort and force in relation to work and informs students about different types of machines and the different ways forces are applied and how they work to increase efficiency.
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Paper Towers

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students have the opportunity to use model-building as a way to help comprehend the forces and phenomena at work in the world around them. They describe gravity as a universal force that pulls everything toward the center of the earth....
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Duty, Honor, Country! Semper Fidelis! Semper Paratus! Uno ab alto!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars are introduced to and assess the four branches of the military and the Coast Guard and the famous mottoes for each one. They explore and experiment with their own values to identify and create a motto for themselves.
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What Fostered the Axis?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders present the major cultural, economic and political forces in Germany, Italy & Japan that allowed for the rise and dominance of totalitarian regimes in that country. They discuss how the above listed forces brought the...
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Levers

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this levers worksheet, students review how to calculate mechanical advantages using forces and using distance. Students explore the three types of levers. Then students complete 20 fill in the blank questions and 6 problems to solve.
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Levers Change Magnitude, Speed/Distance and/or Direction of a Force

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders work through labs that allow them to explore and play with levers.  In this levers lesson students explore joints and other simple devices that complete levers. 
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Bridge Building

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Bridge the gaps in your knowledge of bridges. Individuals learn about bridge types by building models. The activity introduces beam bridges, arch bridges, truss bridges, and suspension bridges.
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Catapults

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Ready, aim, fire! Launch to a new level of understanding as scholars build and test their own catapults. Learners explore lever design and how adjusting the fulcrum changes the outcome. 
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Simple Machines - Levers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders lift objects with the fulcrum and load in various positions and then experiment with how much force is exerted by the effort and load arms of the lever. They place 5 paper clips in the load and move the fulcrum to match...
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The Vietnam War

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students analyze U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In this Vietnam War lesson, students listen to their instructor present lectures regarding the Cold War as well as the conflict in Vietnam. Students study U.S. involvement in the armed...
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Parachutes

For Teachers K - 8th
Students control the parachutes using arm movements. They follow directions while participating in games. Students explore the effects of wind on several objects. They study the effects of shape, size and weight on a parachute.
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Electrophoresis Analogy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a simulation of electrophoresis separation of DNA fragments. They link arms to form DNA fragments with each student representing a nucleotide. As they move through an obstacle course they discover how fragments...
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Lead Up Skills for Bowling Bingo

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Players learn how to roll a ball with accuracy and the proper amount of force. They practice using their dominant hand as well as learning how to use their non-dominant hand to roll a ball. Cues are given for rolling a ball and for...
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Connecting Past and Present...Virtues of Military Veterans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore personalities of those who served as medical personnel in American Civil War, compare qualities those troops possessed to qualities shown by troops currently serving in Armed Forces, and express appreciation to...
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Momentum Machine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you have a rotating office chair in your classroom, you can have physics pupils participate in this simple, yet effective demonstration of angular momentum. One partner sits in the chair, arms outstretched, holding heavy weights. The...
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Coulomb's Law

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders observe the relationship between electrical charge and force.  In this electrical charge instructional activity students experiment and find the quantitative relationship between force and the center to center distance...
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Force Through Movement

For Teachers 1st
First graders do various locomotor movements with music inside the boundary area. They freeze in a particular way when the music stops and performs another locomotor movement with the music starts again.
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Discovering Art - Scott Gallery: Line

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study how line is used in art. They identify horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines in artwork. They view the painting, The Western Brothers, and identify the line the dog makes and the position of the boy's arm. They discuss...
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Torque Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
By hanging a meter stick from a ring stand, a physics class can explore torque. Detailed procedures are listed for having learners work backwards with two and three weights and then forward with two and three weights. In each situation,...
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USA Today: Global Awareness Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring global awareness into the classroom. Young politically minded learners read an article about the ban on arms sales to China and discuss political concerns about this issue. They research other embargos on foreign trade and use a...
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Volleyball - Lesson 18 - Defending Against an Attack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn the skills of blocking, as well as specific footwork and arm positions. Timing is especially important in performing a good block. Learn these skills and practice them! This volleyball unit has twenty lessons.
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U.S. Mobilization

For Students 8th - 11th
In this World War II instructional activity, students respond to 21 fill in the blank and short answer questions pertaining to the effects of the war on the homefront and the mobilization of U.S. forces.
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Momentum Practice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this momentum worksheet, students practice calculating the velocity of different objects in different scenarios by answering 7 word problems.
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Fighting for Democracy, Fighting for Me

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore what it means to be American. In this American identity instructional activity, students consider the contributions of Americans throughout history that have protected the promises of the U.S. Constitution.
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Join Up

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders look closely at the reasons why Paul and his friends from the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, along with other soldiers joined the armed forces in WWI. Through primary sources and the novel, 10th graders explain...
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Simple Machines

For Students 7th - 10th
In this simple machines worksheet, students review the different types of simple machines and examples of each machine. This worksheet, has 1 graphic organizer and 6 short answer questions.
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Human Suspension Bridge

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
When is it okay to be suspended in school? When you're part of a human suspension bridge! Learners first model tension and compression in pairs. Once complete, they get together as a class to model a suspension bridge.
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Aircraft Carrier Documentary Part 2 of 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are 600 crew members aboard USS George Washington; what do they do? Where do they live? Take a glimpse into the lives of several different officers, where they work, and what they do in their spare time. Part two of three.
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Aircraft Carrier Documentary Part 3 of 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Arguably one of the most perilous occupations in the world, pilots aboard these super carriers enjoy ready rooms, off-limits to anyone except aviators. What makes them successful? The training and high tech machinery kick in, even in the...
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Aircraft Carrier Documentary Part 1 of 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The most advanced carrier ever built, the George Washington, was christened in 1990. Weighing 100,000 tons, fully loaded, they are the muscle of the US Navy. Watch the christening, how the boat travels through water, and the long line of...
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Human Arch

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Sometimes, we all need somebody to lean on. Scholars create a human arch by leaning against each other. They consider different approaches to making the arch sturdier and stronger.
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Bless Me, Ultima: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"The orange of the golden carp appeared at the edge of the pond. . ." The second session in a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima examines the cultural and historic context of the novel. Just as Antonio struggles trying to align his...
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Physics of a Slingstone: Slingstones in flight

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students gain a better understanding of the technology used by ancient Chamorros.  In this physics instructional activity students theorize ways to forcefully throw a fist-sized object and discuss the technology behind a slingstone.
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How Things Fly

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students will examine the physics of flight through using experimental inquiry. For this lesson, you'll introduce your students to the four forces of flight--drag, lift, thrust, and weight--through a variety of fun-filled flight...
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Simple Machines and Mechanical Advantage

For Students 7th - 10th
In this simple machines science activity, students read about simple machines, mechanical advantages, calculating mechanical advantage, output force versus input force, and distance effort versus distance of resistance. Then students...
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Remembrance Day Art Lesson: The Origin of the Poppy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
As part of a celebration of Remembrance Day/Veterans's Day class members view a PowerPoint that provides background information on the adoption of the poppy as the symbol for Remembrance Day, on the poppy campaign, and instructions for...
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The Pork With Torque

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students determine the torque of CEENBoTs wheel hub. In this physics instructional activity, students reinforce their learning by exploring interactive websites on torque. They give real life applications of torque.
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Simple Machines and Mechanical Advantage

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this machines worksheet, learners review the six simple machines and how to calculate mechanical advantage. Students complete 8 matching, 16 fill in the blank, and 6 problems to solve.
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The Right and Responsibility To Bear Arms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a paragraph summarizing the rights and responsibilities of owning a gun, including penalties for owners of guns which injure or kill. This less is designed for students acquiring English.
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Overarm throw/striking for force

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners practice overarm throw/stricking pattern, particularly: opposition in the legs, increased trunk rotation, preparatory back swing, and uncoiling of trunk, humerous and forearm.
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Catapults!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work together to discover the relationship between the angle of catapults and the flight of different objects. They discover the heavier the object the more force is needed. They examine how engineers use this information to...
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Games with a Large Parachute

For Teachers K - 8th
Students control the parachutes using arm movements. They follow directions while participating in games. They explore the effects of wind on several objects and study the effects of shape, size and weight on a parachute.
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United States Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Stills showcasing active US military are linked together using songs with fast tempos. Consider having your class analyze these images and explain what kind of viewpoint the video's creator might have based on the images selected.
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Revolution in Russia

For Teachers 10th - 11th
As an overview of the Russian Revolution, this presentation provides a well-thought-out and comprehensive look at this subject. The outlines, questions, and other information provide a high-level look at WWI and the Russian Revolution....
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Getting to the Heart of Brown v. Board of Education

For Students 8th - 11th
You've heard it before, "The best way to develop vocabulary is to study it in context." Use this worksheet to help learners use context clues to identify unknown words. The reading selection is broken into five chunks, and it focuses on...
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A President's Vision: Theodore Roosevelt

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
Through an engaging, interactive experience analyzing primary sources, invite your young historians to take a closer look at the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
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Hometown Heroes

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Transform studying about veterans in a textbook to personal interviews with veterans in the community. Four varying lesson plans make up an entire unit or individualized learning based on your class's needs. Exercises include researching...
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New American Roles

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
America has dealt with its fair share of hardships in contemporary history. The resource discusses the events of the Gulf War, September 11th, the Afghanistan War, and The Iraq War. Scholars click on artifacts to learn more information,...
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Lincoln and His Generals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's role as Commander in Chief. In this American Civil War lesson, students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture on Lincoln's leadership and then analyze 8 pirmary documents to determine what Lincoln's...
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Excerpt from Duty, Honor, Courage Address at West Point

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What do citizens owe their country? How does society prevail in the face of challenges? General Douglas MacArthur offers his answer to these questions in his May 12, 1962 address to the cadets at West Point: "Duty, Honor, Courage."
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Absolute Monarchy v Democracy

For Students 7th - 9th
Put your learners into groups to compare the differences and similarities in Absolute Monarchy and Democracy. This useful handout includes three rows: one for the seven functions of a Monarchy, and two for political comparison. An answer...
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End of WWI: The Treaty of Versailles

For Students 6th - 8th
After learning about the causes and closure of WWI, hand out this resource on that outlines the differences between Wilson's 14 Point Plan and the Treaty of Versailles. The class reads the information provided then analyzes two political...
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Powers of Congress

For Students 11th - 12th
Have your class fill out this comprehension sheet while reading about the powers of Congress. There are ten multiple choice questions focused on the rights, powers, and limitations of Congressional law.
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The Treaty of Versailles: June 1919

For Teachers 10th - 11th
There were four key players involved with the Treaty of Versailles. Present information and critical thinking questions regarding Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd-George, Georges Clemenceau, and Vittorio Orlando. Included also are lists of...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?

For Students 9th - 12th
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis worksheet, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia,...
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Responsibilities of Citizenship

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Your pupils are all citizens of your classroom. Provide some more instruction on how people can be citizens with the reading passage included here. After reading, learners answer the five related questions.
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Reading Passage: A Child in Hiding

For Students 6th Standards
Test scholars' reading comprehension skills with a worksheet that offers an in-depth interview with a Holocaust survivor, four multiple choice questions, and one short answer question. 
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Great City-states of the Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Acting as journalists on a team to determine the most influential city-state of Renaissance Italy, your young historians will research, discuss, and compare the rise of Venice, Florence, and Genoa, and their influence in shaping a...
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Charter of the United Nations

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
The Charter of the United Nations is an amazing document. Here's a resource that offers kids an opportunity to examine this international treaty, to consider its principles, and to evaluate the UN's success in its quest for peace,...
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The What and Who of Elections

For Students 4th Standards
As citizens living in the United States, it is our civil duty to vote. But how does the voting process work? After reading a five-paragraph passage on the basics of elections and voting, young constituents respond to 10 questions based...
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African American History: Honored as Heroes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
To gain an understanding of the treatment of African American soldiers during World War I, class members watch an excerpt from the History Detectives film, Our Colored Heroes, and then examine three recruitment posters from that time...
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Veterans Day

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Teaching class members all about the importance and meaning behind Veterans Day with an informative resource. Pupils complete a classroom activity guide and individual research to learn more about the brave men and women who defend the...
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Why Red Blood Cells Look Like Donuts

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
There are specific reasons for the intricate anatomy of the body, and the shape of the red blood cells is no exception! A video presentation explains the role of red blood cells and why their shape is important to function. The...
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On This Day: Veterans/Armistice Day

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While Veterans Day started as a way to remember World War I, it now honors veterans from all conflicts. Scholars consider the meaning of the day while viewing clips of ceremonies, presidential speeches, and military historians talking...
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Strong Fingers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover strength resistance of arms in different positions by practicing personal defense positions.
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Secrets of Lost Empires I

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate how levers can be used to lift objects. They participate in hands-on activities to explore the distance a load is lifted when comparing the amount the lever arm was pushed down. Students discover the how placement...
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 1 - Exercise 3c

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Congress, The Implied Powers: Ch 11

For Students 11th
Congress has both implied and expressed powers. Quiz your kids on which powers are expressed, which are implied, and examples of both. Included are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Veterans Day – Elementary Resources

For Teachers K - 6th
This Veterans Day, be prepared to honor our country's military with a host of links that direct you to a variety of posters, lesson plans, background information, videos, activities, a quiz, and suggestions for how to show respect for...
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End of Mandates and the Middle East

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate the original mandates of the League of Nations regarding the Middle East. They listen to a lecture/PowerPoint presentation on the end of the mandate system, and complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet that...
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African Americans in World War II: Staging a Double V Campaign in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The feelings and attitudes of African-Americans during World War II are examined by high schoolers. After watching various clips from "The War," they answer comprehension questions for each section. In groups, they create their own...
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The Global Community

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate international cooperation. In this global issues lesson, students identify the purposes of international intervention such as efforts to aid Somalia and Darfur. Students then simulate a press conference hosted by the...
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President duties

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Presidential duties learning exercise, students match the duties with the name of the jobs the President has. Students have 6 jobs and 16 duties to match to those jobs.
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The Constitution (1781–1815)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the U.S. Constitution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Crisis in Kosovo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the current crisis in Kosovo, Yugoslavia and express their views on whether the U.S. should get involved in this foreign conflict. They write a journal entry about whether
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World War II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Offering a comprehensive overview of the beginning of World War II, this resource could be a useful addition to a unit on this topic. It could be used as a way to lead a discussion on the war, or as a review tool before a test. Either...
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Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Context Clues

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing main idea and supporting details and context clues worksheet, students read a passage about "The Struggle for America" and answer multiple choice questions. Students choose 5 answers.
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Cuban Missile Crisis: Teaching Activities

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students create a timeline of the important events of John F. Kennedy's presidency. They construct a timeline of the major events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. They compare the Missile Crisis events with their presentation in the movie...
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The Decision to Americanize the War in Vietnam

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students research the major events of the Vietnam War and construct a timeline. They do the same with the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson or the 1960's. They act as an advisor to President Johnson to recommend a course of action...
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at earthquakes. In this earthquake lesson, students investigate the causes of Kashmir earthquake and the impact of the earthquake. Students also consider aid efforts in the aftermath of earthquakes.
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Abolition of Slavery

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the Triangle Trade Route. In this slave trade lesson, students investigate the profits brought by the goods and people traded. Students also participate in a classroom activity that requires them to replicate how slaves...
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AIR PRESSURE

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students investigate the effects of atmospheric pressure.
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Winds

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate how pressure differences create wind. They discuss the Coriolis effect, then explore what happens when blown-up balloons are released.
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What Makes a Hero?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a well-designed lesson plan inviting learners to consider the qualities of a hero. They describe the lives and deeds of national, state, and/or local heroes. This is a thoughtful lesson plan, which is part of a sequential group...
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A Digital Reimagining of Gettysburg

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why would Robert E. Lee order Pickett's Charge, an action that changed the course of the Civil War? Geographer and historian Anne Knowles uses digital technology to explain what she thinks is the missing piece in trying to understand...
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Women's Contributions to the United States

For Students K - 12th
Betsy Ross, Toni Morrison, Sacajawea, Amelia Earhart, Maya Lin, Sally Ride, Judy Baca. No matter the subject area or the grade level you teach you will find much to value in a manual that focuses on the contributions U.S. women have...
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Soldier's Payback

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine their thoughts about enlisting in the Army, then consider the question of whether former soldiers should be called up for active duty. They debate the issue in a town hall meeting, and write proposals offering possible...
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Causes of World War I

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify and explain the six major causes of World War I. They explore the events leading up to WWI, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and why they were the culmination of everything. Students discuss the...
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Causes of World War One Question Overview

For Students 9th - 12th
In this causes of World War I worksheet, students respond to 14 fill in the blank questions and complete a graphic organizer. A word bank and glossary are provided.
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Images Draw You In: Women's Roles in World War I

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders determine the significance of women's role on the homefront in World War I. In this World War I lesson, 10th graders analyze photographs and posters from the war and discuss how propaganda prompted women to join the war...
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Washington & His Troops

For Students 6th - 8th
In this United States history instructional activity, middle schoolers utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the Revolutionary War as George Washington takes control of his...
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Nixon & the Imperial Presidency (5)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 18 fill in the blank questions regarding the Richard Nixon presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Military tribunals

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the role of government on terrorism.  In this current events lesson plan, 9th graders create a trial for an individual who has been suspected for terrorism.  Students present the case to the jury. 
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Explore, Analyze and Imagine: The Importance of Body Language

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students develop characters and role-play. In this character portrayal instructional activity, students analyze the importance of body language, develop a character to portray and interview another students character.
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Writing to Argue

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students write an argument using a clear structure and argumentative techniques. In this persuasive writing lesson plan, students brainstorm, write, and peer edit an argumentative essay. Worksheets include the prompt, facts and quotes,...
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American Revolution and Constitution Take Home Assessment

For Students 8th - 12th
In this early American history activity, learners create posters that feature the branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. Students also research founding ideals of the nation and use Venn diagrams to compare and...
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American Revolution and Constitution Take-Home Assessment

For Students 10th - 12th
For this early American history worksheet, students draw diagrams of that feature the responsibilities of each of the 3 branches of the federal government and then create their own original visuals that highlight the formation of...
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Giving Cheer

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore kind behavior. For this values development and literacy lesson, students listen to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, then generate a class list of ways the tree helped the boy and ways in which the boy helped the...
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Judicial Branch & Supreme Court Questions

For Students 7th - 12th
For this U. S. government worksheet, students respond to 19 short answer questions about the responsibilities of Supreme Court members in the United States.
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Americans All, Let's Fight for Victory: Americanos Todos, Luchamos por la Victoria

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis activity, students analyze a  World War II propaganda poster. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions about the poster.
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Time For Kids: U.S. Soldiers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this recognizing safety issues worksheet, students identify fact and opinion statements and people who work to keep them safe at school and in the community, the family, the military, and the government. Students write 14 answers.
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Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941-1943

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II. What each side hoped to accomplish what what actually happened forms the basis of a comparison made in this...
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On This Day: The Tet Offensive

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The Tet Offensive is the focus of video clips that show academics how the media viewed the Tet Offensive and how they affected others' views of the Vietnam War. The clips include a mixture of archival footage and a taped lesson. A third...
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The Life of a Veteran

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students interview a veteran or he/her family to gather information about the person's life. They produce an iMovie that describes the veteran's military experience.
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Expanding Your Horizons

For Students 7th - 11th
In this career categories learning exercise, students complete a chart the requires them to add specific jobs titles under the appropriate headings. Students also research career options and fields they are interested in.
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Tejana Military Members in World War II

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discover who the Tejanas were and how they contributed to World War II. In this World War II activity, 7th graders listen to their instructor discuss who the Tejanas were prior to researching the contributions of three of...
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Defined: The Different Types of Government

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The world is a big place, so it only stands to reason that different forms of government exist. Democracy, autocracy, oligarch, monarch, and dictatorship are all defined. An extensive explanation of US government system is also included....
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The Constitution

For Students 6th - 12th
Supreme Court justices debate the meaning of the US Constitution, but we expect teachers to explain it to scholars with far less training and experience. A daunting task for sure, but it's not insurmountable with resources that simplify...
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Velocity of Traffic on Highway 26

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Physics fanatics time five cars as they pass on the highway. They use the times and a 20-yard distance to calculate velocity. They also graph distance vs. time. A page of student pre-lab questions is provided in addition to the activity...
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Catapult

For Teachers 4th - 9th
You will need to prepare either a class set or a single demonstration catapult in order to teach this powerful lesson on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a catapult....
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Nationalism in North Africa and the Middle East

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Africa and the Middle East are the focus of this Social Studies PowerPoint. After viewing many slides that are packed with historical facts, viewers answer questions such as, "How was the struggle for independence in Algeria different...
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Gravity and the Human Body

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does the absence of gravity affect the human body? The skeletal system, circulatory system, and the sense of balance are all impacted. With a very casual tone, an astronaut explains the changes to these body systems and also an...
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P.O.W.: Products of War

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders are introduced to concepts of war through musical lyrics. They demonstrate and understanding of the role of segregation in US military policy and practice.
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Portraits of Power: American Presidents

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the presidency of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  In this US History lesson, 9th graders examine the life of Abraham Lincoln.  students write an essay describing the presidency and the people's relationship...
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Imperialism and Expansion: Part 2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of American Imperialism. In this American foreign policy activity, students take notes on the Spanish-American War and foreign policy practices of the United States in the late 1800s.
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Test your Synonymic and Antonymic Power

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this synonyms and antonyms worksheet, students fill in the blanks to sentences with the synonyms or antonyms of the words given. Students complete 10 sentences total.
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“Day of Infamy” Speech

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Examine US involvement in World War II by taking a close look at the speech FDR delivered after Pearl Harbor was bombed. After reading the speech, class members respond to a series of text-dependent questions and jot down ideas for a few...
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The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever listened to a song that had a deeper political meaning to it? Every examined a work of art with layers of meaning? Pupils analyze the drawings of Arthur Szyk. They research the deeper meaning of several artistic cartoons...
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Breaking News English: Terror in Spain

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, learners read "Terror in Spain," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 9 true or false questions about the selection.
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Three Branches of Government

For Students 5th
In this United States government worksheet, 5th graders examine a diagram of, and read about the three branches of government. They read about the Supreme Court, Congress, and the President before answering 10 online fill in the blank...
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What Hitler Did

For Students 10th - 12th
In this world history worksheet, student read a page of information describing the action taken by Hitler between 1934 and 1941. There are no questions associated with this worksheet.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Free vs. Phony Elections

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events activity, students analyze a political cartoon about free elections and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Exercise

For Students 3rd - 5th
If you are looking for a simple fitness worksheet for elementary health or P.E. classes, this one is worth considering. It includes a short passage about the importance of exercise in space followed by several reading comprehension...
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Simulation on Peacekeeping in Kashmir: An American Choice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Will the United States take a stand in the Kashmir conflict? A mock meeting of the minds examines a peace proposal between China, Pakistan, and India to determine if the United States should deploy troops to the area. Individuals take on...
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"Police Action": The Korean War, 1950-1953

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate facts about the war in Korea in the 1950's and attempt to classify American foreign policy as a triumph or a failure. Why the U.S. became involved and the unpopularity of the war in America forms the focus of this...
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Microscope Man

For Students 7th - 12th
"Microscope Man" is the story of a microscopic adventurer who journeys through the interior of a cell. This is a clever approach to reviewing the structure of a plant cell! After reading the story, cell biologists answer questions in...
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The Infamous and Ingenious Ho Chi Minh Trail

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The United States National Security Agency described it as one of "the great achievements in military engineering of the twentieth century. Support your classroom study of the Vietnam War with this brief but effective video, which...
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4 Lessons From Robots about Being Human

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who would have thought that inanimate robotics could actually teach us so much about being human? As Ken Goldberg describes his fascinating work and advancements in robotics, he simultaneously offers four valuable character lessons....
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The Industrial Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the nitty-gritty of American industrialization in the decades after the Civil War, a period which saw the introduction of a national currency, dramatic population and economic growth, and the birth of the first modern...
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Working with Primary Sources: The Spanish-American War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Examine the introduction to Our Islands in Their People, written by Major-General Joseph Wheeler. The excerpt, which is about two-and-a-half pages long, is included here along with six questions about the text. Pupils can learn about the...
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What's the Purpose? FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech

For Students 8th Standards
FDR's December 7, 1941 address to the nation is the focus of a reading comprehension exercise that asks middle schoolers to read an excerpt from the Pearl Harbor speech and determine the president's purpose.
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A Modest Proposal

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
The full text of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is included in this resource that also includes questions for readers to discuss.
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The Closet Creature

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Kelly Hashway's "The Closet Creature" gives primary graders an opportunity to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills as they respond to the prompts on four different reading worksheets.
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Catapult

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Studying levers couldn't be more exciting! Learners build their own catapults and test the results as they make adjustments to the fulcrum. They compete against other groups to create the most accurate apparatus.
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The Brave Little Tailor

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A 16-minute audiobook features the classic Brothers Grimm tale "The Brave Little Tailor." After slaying seven flies with one blow, a clever tailor continues to prove his strength by outsmarting a unicorn, a princess, and a giant.

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