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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Social Awareness

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Self-awareness includes looking at different perspectives, exhibiting empathy, appreciating diversity, and respecting others—boost these social and emotional attributes using a collection designed for scholars in sixth through eighth...
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Logic Puzzles: Same and Different

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
With ABCmouse logic puzzles, students have an opportunity to use their higher-order thinking skills and creative problem-solving skills. These puzzles require young learners to look at a problem from multiple perspectives and are perfect...
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Debate and Reasoning as Academics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic collection for developing logical debate skills in a secondary classroom. Each resource identifies a controversial topic and outlines differing perspectives, legal and etymological history, and focuses on academic...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 3a: Japanese-American Relations during World War II

For Teachers 8th Standards
Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption serves as the central text of a three-unit module that examines Japanese-American relations during World war II. In Unit 1, middle schoolers build...
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History Blueprint: The Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Northerners, Southerners, and abolitionists all had a different perspective on the American Civil War. To understand these different points of view, class members analyze primary documents including speeches by Abraham Lincoln, the...
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9th Grade Reading Module: Autism, Temple Grandin & Daniel Tammet

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin describes how autism allows her to have a unique perspective into the world of animal behavior with her book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Ninth graders take notes and...
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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Different Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What do people's social media profiles say about them? Explore diverse perspectives and digital citizenship in an activity designed with self-identity in mind. Pupils reflect on their own profiles, then collaborate to examine...
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Lesson: Possible Perspectives

For Teachers K - 5th
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details...
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Identifying Different Perspectives - Camilo's Drums

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore differing points of view with your upper elementary and middle schoolers. Learners watch a video segment called "Ancestors Talk through Drums" and determine what perspectives are presented. Then, using the included worksheet,...
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Perspectives on Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Much like a garden, once the seeds of peace are planted, they need to be tended! How can humankind make and keep peace? The second installment in a series of 15 peacebuilding activities focuses on different perceptions of peace. The...
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Civil War Perspectives

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders have a debate and defend one of the three different perspectives of the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson plan, 5th graders defend either the North, the South, or the Neutral perspectives.
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How Cultures Differ "Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read excerpts from Peter Hessler's River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze and discuss his difficulties in learning the language, cultural clashes and how cultural perceptions shape our understanding of the world.
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Different Perspectives

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Explore conflicting information from differing perspectives with this lesson plan. Young readers describe an event that has occurred from two different perspectives, demonstrating different points of view for the same occurrence. They...
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Multiple Perspectives: Primary Source Activity

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Use primary sources to delve into seven different perspectives of the Boston Massacre. Here, historians read and examine images taken from the Boston Massacre's witnesses and participants. Then, they answer questions dissecting each...
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Using Comic Strips to Teach Multiple Perspectives

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Scholars view comics from two different perspectives; one paints the Alfred Dreyfus as innocent, while the other portrays the exact opposite. They solve the mystery of what happened by analyzing the source, working in groups, and...
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Lesson in Perspective

For Students 9th - 12th
The geopolitical history of Palestine is fraught with conflict. To provide a perspective of ongoing conflicts, a presentation traces the historical background of the region from the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I to the...
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Getting Along: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all just get along! Fortunately, the skills needed to build and maintain healthy relationships can be learned. Two activities help high schoolers build these skills. First, a class member reads a series...
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Perspectives on September 11,2001

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders will learn about various perspectives around events. They will need to take on the perspectives of various key people during the September 11 attack. Then they will write in their journals about the incident. They read...
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Unseen Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students view themselves and their surroundings from different perspectives and gain insight into how others might see them, and discuss how and why they act differently when around various people. After brainstorming multiple meanings...
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Different Perspectives: The American Revolution

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Prompt your young historians to hone in their reading comprehension skills by considering the fascinating perspective that Rudyard Kipling offers in his poem, "The American Rebellion", which provides an alternative perspective toward the...
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Multiple Perspectives: Newspaper Stories and Editorials

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Newspapers are the perfect medium through which to explore different perspectives in informational text. After researching the fur trade and resultant colonization, groups write a newspaper, including an editorial page, selecting one of...
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Bombs Away!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine the different perspectives on the future of United States Navy bombing exercises taking place on Vieques, Puerto Rico with this lesson from The New York Times. Here, young learners read "Islanders to Vote on Vieques Bomb Drills,"...

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