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Protest Letter

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
What a fantastic resource to guide youngsters in persuasive letter writing. They read a brief letter to the editor and answer question about the author's purpose, word choice, and structure. Next, scholars draft their own letter by...
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Express Yourself Lesson Seed 18: Investigate

For Teachers 6th Standards
Prepare your class for argumentative writing with a close inspection of the controversy surrounding Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. All necessary articles and materials are linked at the beginning of the resource. Kids use the provided...
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Scientific Revolution: The Renaissance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Present key facts about the significance and controversy surrounding the scientific revolution. It defines terms and discusses people and politics in a comprehensive way. This slide show also includes a flow chart outlining what students...
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Jefferson & the Louisiana Purchase

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
After learning about the Louisiana Purchase, assess your class members' understanding of Napoleon Bonaparte's involvement, states included in the purchase, and important key terms (i.e. neutrality, corps of discovery, etc.) associated...
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To Persuade

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Most young readers are aware that authors write to entertain or inform the audience, but it's also important for them to understand the art of persuasive writing. In the third instructional activity of this series, the teacher reads two...
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In Your Face: Reclaiming Billboards

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ads here, ads there, ads everywhere—but what do they communicate? Pupils discuss this topic and develop a list of personal values. They then work as creative directors at an advertising firm to create billboards that reflect community...
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John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath — Independent Reading

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Lies, deceit, betrayal, criminality: these topics are just a few of the reasons that John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath has captivated people since its 1939 publication. Scholars begin the lesson by reading background...
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Is Homework Beneficial?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does homework improve student achievement, or does it increase stress? Scholars use the included debate topics website to prepare for a class discussion or debate about whether homework is advantageous. After reading a brief background...
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Under the Umbrella

For Teachers K - 1st
The unicorn uses Uncle's underwear! Practice saying this tongue twister with your young learners to illustrated the /u/ sound. After comparing pairs of similar words (like cut and cat) and their sounds, learners will read Fuzz and the...
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Defending Great Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students defend Mark Twain and the study of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn using persuasive techniques, appropriate word choice, and correct letter format, in response to a fictional letter by an upset parent.
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International Mine Awareness Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this International Mine Awareness Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing...
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The Civil War 1850–1865

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the American Civil War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Do Students Have a Right to Read?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the purpose of the first amendment.  In this US Government lesson plan, 11th graders write a journal entry to various questions.  Students create a call in radio show about topics in relation to the first...
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The Once and Future King Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about T.H. White's The Once and Future King. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Holocaust Remembrance Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking...
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Teaching the World Wars Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students can learn about World War I and II through art, such as posters, paintings, and photographs,
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What Does Racism Mean in Europe Today?

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students consider race relations in modern-day Europe. In this current events activity, students visit selected websites to understand the impact of Nazi symbolism, the Holocaust denial, and the stories of Holocaust survivors.
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For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students locate the ozone layer of the atmosphere. They explain natural formation of ozone. They list chemicals that react with ozone. They explain how CFC's destroy ozone.
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ESL Holiday Lessons

For Students 7th - 10th
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article on World Press Freedom Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer...
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American Bald Eagle - status in your state

For Students 4th - 8th
In this American Bald Eagle worksheet, students click on the links to learn about the American Bald Eagle and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Rachel Carson

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous person learning exercise, learners read a passage about Rachel Carson and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym...
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Naguib Mahfouz

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Naguib Mahfouz  and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and...
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Some Fats Aren't Phat

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine nutritional information on various food labels and then consider the nutritional value of the foods in their own diets. They create posters illustrating their diets "before" and "after" they considered their fat intake.
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Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain - Kenya

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students accompany music to the story Bringing the Rain to the Kapiti Plain - Kenya to show how sound and music can accompany story description. In this music instructional activity, students learn how to show sound during a story.

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