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Random Acts of Kindness: Self Esteem

For Teachers 8th Standards
The adolescent years can be turmoil on a child's self-esteem. Help them to keep self-talk and peer discussions positive with a four-lesson series that encourages learners to contribute to a supportive class atmosphere—and to be kind to...
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Electoral College Lesson Packet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Constitutional Rights Foundation presents two lessons about the Electoral College. The first has scholars examine a text that provides background information about the Electoral College. Then class members engage in a role play...
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Becoming Us: Resistance

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The three case studies in the Becoming Us: Resistance unit module look at the individuals and groups who have resisted the antidemocratic forces of inequality and oppression. The Fighting For Freedom resource has young historians...
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The Diplomacy Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A seven-lesson unit module offers high schoolers an opportunity to investigate the role diplomats play in an interconnected world. Acting as Early Modern era (1450-1750) diplomats, groups negotiate treaties to further the interests of...
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Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) in Congress” module are designed to help young historians understand the important role Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands have played in American...
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Creating a Rain Garden

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Use this series of lessons to empower your gardeners to plan for, design, and implement a rain garden on campus! From planning water flow and calculating volume to acting in an interpretive play where they become plants, learners will be...
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Animal Masks

For Students Pre-K - 4th
Use these fun animal masks for a literature act-it-out, class play, or just for fun! There are a few lesson ideas as well as printable mask templates to choose from. Great for the very youngest classes up to 3rd or 4th grade! 
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Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in the Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage unit explore the expanding field of gene therapies. Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act like viruses and cells to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. They learn...
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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A Play Can Be a Way to Review Any Topic

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students can write plays to reinforce and review any topic.
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The Ancient Art of Shadow Puppet Plays

For Teachers 3rd
Shadow puppetry has an ancient past, it is also a great way to build oral expression and reading fluency. Young thespians research folk tales, compare and contrast reality and fantasy, then create and perform a shadow puppet play based...
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Act it Out: Dramatizing Asian American Stories

For Teachers K - 12th
Read and act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from various Asian American cultures with your class. Each group reads a story aloud and then works together to create a short play or skit about the story. Suggestions for stories are...
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Taming of the Shrew: Act 4.4, Study/Discussion Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
This 4-question handout addresses key elements of Act 4.4 of Taming of the Shrew. It is intended for small group discussion, followed by individual written reponses. The prompts require critical thinking and analysis.
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The New York City Draft Riots: A Role Play

For Teachers 8th - 10th
This is a fun, thought-provoking lesson. Learners use census data from 1855, primary source documents, their historical knowledge, and information regarding the New York City Draft Riots of 1863 to construct and engage in a role-play....
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Sports Safety Role Play

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars role-play sports situations and determine the actions needed to stay safe from injuries. They define the term sports safety, develop short skits about situations involving sports safety, and work together in cooperative...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies and an Acting Lesson: Crash Course Theater #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't love a play where most of the characters die? Such deaths are a defining characteristic of many of Shakespeare's tragedies, the topic of an informational video on the Bard and his works. Along with outlining the plot elements...
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1850-1874 The Kansas-Nebraska Act

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How the Kansas-Nebraska Act created Bleeding Kansas is complicated—until scholars research and examine documents from the time. After completing activities that include mapping, photo, document analysis, and discussion, learners...
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A Play – “The Chief and the Thief”

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Steal your learners' attention with a reading of the play, The Chief and the Thief. Additionally, the included questions test their comprehension and their knowledge of long vowel sounds. Class members copy vocabulary words and use them...
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Get Outside and Have a (Mystery) Play: Crash Course Theater #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the Middle Ages, theater left the church of moved outside to a secular stage. An interesting video describes the transition from pulpit to public venue, discussing common plot lines and other aspects of medieval drama. Animated...
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Play Acting

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students investigate how a play script is written by reading a sample play in proper format. Students learn how to indicate stage directions and how to tell who is speaking. Students answer 3 questions.
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Educating About Immigration The DREAM Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Group members role play state legislators, supporters of and opponents to the The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors). After listening to the arguments put forth for and against the immigration legislation,...
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Safe Play

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Designed for very young learners, this resource teaches about the difference between safe play and aggressive play. After a discussion about the topic, the teacher leads a role-play about behavior in various situations. A poster is made...
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Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Montgomery Bus Boycott for Kids | Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King

For Students Pre-K - 5th
New ReviewAn engaging and informative video sheds light on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Kid-friendly animated figures visually portray what the narrator says. An end-review...
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Save the Lofty Trees

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Save the Lofty Trees, by Leslie Mills, provides the text for a study of the roles of animals and humans in the forest. Richly detailed, the plan offers two approaches to the play: as a scenario for children to imagine what actions would...

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