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Identity & Community: An Introduction to 6th Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 6th Standards
Begin the school year with a collection of lessons that asks sixth-graders to consider who they are, their new role in middle school, and their role in their community. They study examples of peoples of the past dealing with issues of...
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Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative...
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Privacy and the Internet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What questions should your high school students ask themselves before posting things online? Use this five-part unit to encourage analysis of making thoughts public by posting them on the Internet. Learners consider who has access to...
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School Vouchers

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do school vouchers for private schools improve public school education, or do they lead to worse academic performance? Scholars read the top four pros and cons to decide if school vouchers are a good idea. They also participate in an...
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Options for Affecting Public Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Letter-writing, e-mail and telephone campaigns, petitions, marches, meetings, with lawmakers. Options for influencing elected representatives are the focus of resource that details how to craft each of these approaches to influencing...
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The Daily Experience of the Laurel Grove School, 1925

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What was daily life like for those attending segregated schools in 1925? Modern learners fill out a KWHL chart as they explore historical background and primary source documents about the Laurel Grove School in Fairfax County, Virginia....
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Religious Expression in Public Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore religious expression in the United States. In this religious freedom lesson, students read a handout regarding Religious Freedom Day and other handouts regarding religious expression in public schools. Students complete...
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School Uniforms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Americans spend around one billion dollars each year on school uniforms, but are they necessary? As pupils research the debate topic, they form their own opinions. They review the history of school uniforms and discover the top pro and...
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EdTech Tuesdays: DSST Public Schools in Denver with Jake Firman

For Teachers K - 12th
How much should technology and educational instruction be interwoven? Listen as senior manager Jake Firman discusses the approach of the Denver Public School system, which has a 100% college acceptance rate and embraces an open source...
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Public Schools and Prayer - Do They Mix?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss and research different Supreme Court cases and examine religious freedom and prayer in public schools.
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Deliberating in a Democracy: Religious Symbols in Public Schools

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Does the First Amendment protect the display of religious symbols in school? Learners discover the religious rights of young scholars in the United States, and analyze reasons for and against banning religious displays.
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From Tinker to Fraser: Freedom of Speech in Public Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Tinker and Fraser cases were taken the Supreme Court on the basis of the 1st Amendment right to Freedom of Speech. Learners discuss each case, the First AMendment, complete handouts, and conduct a role play activity. Handouts are...
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Public Speaking and Persuasion - Improve Your School!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Present vital information and persuade your audience. The class views and discusses two video segments regarding a Chinese school government election. They prepare and deliver persuasive speeches that require them to describe how they...
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Setting the Stage: What is the Proper Context for Teaching Religion in Public Schools?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate methods of teaching of religion in public schools. They create a t-chart, 3 creative scenarios involving the teaching of religion, and an appropriate lesson plan that deals with...
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School Board Simulation on Safe Schools

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
After examining the responsibilities of a school superintendent and of a school board, as well as engaging in a school board meeting simulation, class members create their own school safety plan.
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Public Opinion: Crash Course Government and Politics #33

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If asked to name the senators who represent your state, could you do it? The 33rd installment of a 50-part United States and government and politics series addresses the issue of public opinion. Class members view a short video and...
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On This Day: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the tragedy gave birth to a new age of student activism. Using video from the March from our Lives and politicians scrambling to react to the crisis,...
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Using Drama to Address Social Justice Issues in School and the Community

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Artists, musicians, and dramatists have long been the leaders in the quest for social justice. To gain an understanding of the power of the arts to address social issues, class members listen to a reading of Drew Daywalt's The Day the...
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Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's one thing to prevent yourself from becoming a bully, but how do you convince others to follow suit? Take the first step in creating a better world with a public speaking lesson plan that prompts learners to write and present...
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Edgewood ISD v. Kirby

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered where the money comes from to pay for your school, teachers, supplies, and building? The 1989 Supreme Court case Edgewood ISD v. Kirby lays a framework for open discussion on the funding of public schools. Using a...
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Should Single-Gender Education Be an Option for Families or Should All Public Schools Be Co-Ed?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Single-gender education at public expense? A matrix that summarizes the views of teachers, students, parents, administrators, policy makers, and employers for and against single-gender education, as well as a a fact sheet provide the...
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Mock Trial - Hester v. Metro City Public Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The mock trial case, Hester v. Metro City Public Schools concerns a fight, a tattoo, and a locker search.
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Founding of the Laurel Grove School and Other "Colored" Schools in Fairfax County, 1860–1890

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The right to public education was not always so clear in American history. Readers study several primary and secondary source documents, including property deeds, maps, and photographs, about the founding of local schools during the...
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The Formation of Public Opinion: Ch 8

For Students 10th - 12th
After reading about the formation of public opinion, the class can complete this quiz. They answer 5 true/false statements regarding public policy, political attitudes, and public opinion. Then they answer 5 multiple-choice questions...

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