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Changes in a Democratic Society

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Democracies are not static. To learn more about how the United States form of democratic government has changed over time, class members examine primary and secondary sources, including works of art, and reflect on what these sources...
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Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow is the anchor text in a 10-lesson unit that looks at some of the issues of race and justice in American society and how issues have changed over time. High schoolers look at the history of race and...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2b, Unit 1: Working with Evidence: Identity and Transformation - Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
To prepare for a study of George Bernard Shaws' play, Pygmalion, students examine informational texts that explore the concept of personal identity. Pupils perform a close reading focusing on text-dependent questions, make inferences,...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2b: Working with Evidence Identity and Transformation: Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
Grade 7 ELA Module 2B examines how society attempts to define individuals and how they try to define themselves. In Unit 1, seventh graders read narratives to gain background knowledge of the concept of personal identity. They learn how...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2a: Working with Evidence: Working Conditions Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
The three units in Module 2A present seventh-graders with literary and informational texts—Katherine Paterson’s novel Lyddie and a speech by Cesar Chavez—that examine historical and present-day working conditions. Pupils learn how to...
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Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song...
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Featured Activity: Population Change Over Time

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Keep track of a state's population. After a brief discussion on how population data is used for funding, individuals look at population changes over time. Pupils find the population of two states using three different censuses. They then...
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Period and Topic Approach: Continuity and Change-Over-Time Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though basic, a worksheet on period and topic approach could be a flexible way for you to establish continuity and change over time in language arts or history. The period side of the worksheet provides spaces for beginning, middle, and...
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Contain Yourself: Changes Over Time in the Use of Containers by Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate how Native American containers changed over time and how the use of pottery changed their lifestyle. They create a pottery container.
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Changes Over Time

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify and classify changes in their lives. During the second lesson students record observations of Blue Palo Verde seed pods and predict changes over time leading to further investigations.
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Long-Distance Migrations Continuity and Change Over Time Essay Organizer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What stays the same and what changes over time? What factors bring change and which ones contribute to continuity? In order to prepare for an essay analyzing the changes and continuities in long-distance migrations, individuals use a...
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Line Graphs Showing Change Over Time

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students analyze line graphs. In this graphing lesson, students analyze line graphs paying attention to how the data changes over time. This lesson includes two video clips, one demonstrating an increasing line graph and one...
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Exploring/Comparing Pilgrim Children: On the Mayflower

For Teachers 3rd
It all begins with the book On the Mayflower, by Kate Walsh. Third graders will review vocabulary from the book then get into groups to participate in four different learning centers focused on the idea that things, people, and ideas...
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Introducing Module 2: Working Conditions—Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
Let's get visual! Scholars embark on a gallery walk around the classroom to view quotes, images, and videos about historical and modern working conditions in various professions. They consider how working conditions have changed over...
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Land Use Change Over Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use historical aerial photographs and current aerial photographs to compare the change over time to the land. In this land changing lesson plan, students analyze, compare, contrast, and list the land change in their own community.
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Change Over Time

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this changes over time about elephants worksheet, learners observe pictures of adult elephants with their young at various times in the past, make a list of changes, and identify the most recent picture. Students answer two questions.
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is qualitative or quantitative research more convincing when it comes to climate change? In the eighth lesson plan during this 21-part series, scholars begin by performing a quantitative analysis of deforestation and urbanization. Then,...
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time Using Landsat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Humans have become a geologic agent comparable to erosion and [volcanic] eruptions ..." Paul J. Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist. Using Landsat imagery, scholars create a grid showing land use type, such as urban,...
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A Sense of Belonging

For Teachers K - 2nd
In order to understand how the land changes over time because of the people who live there, learners interview an elderly person about the past. Children ask an older family member to describe what the local area was like when they were...
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Pre-Activity Worksheet: Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Although the instructions include reading from a specific textbook, the tasks are appropriate for any unit dealing with how genotype frequency changes over time. Junior biologists define five vocabulary terms and then answer five...
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Your City: Then and Now

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine current photographs of their hometown and compare them to historical photographs of their town in order to determine how the town has changed over time and why.
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Hit the Trail

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read about the history of cattle trails and complete language arts, math, social studies, and more activities about barbed wire. In this barbed wire lesson plan, students read poetry, research changes over time, draw cattle...
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End-Of-Unit 2 Assessment: On-Demand Analytical Essay About How Esperanza Changes Over Time

For Teachers 5th Standards
Close the unit on Esperanza Rising with an in-class analytic essay on how Esperanza changes over the course of the novel. Writers can use any of their notes and work from the unit as well as their drafts of the first two paragraphs of...
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Characters Changing Over Time (Chapter 10: "Las Papas/Potatos")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Engage further in Esperanza Rising with a focus on close reading and metaphor. Class members zero in on the tenth chapter, examining characters and big ideas. Pupils discuss the text in small groups and as a whole class, and participate...

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