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Does My Vote Count? Teaching the Electoral College

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the purpose, function, origin, and historical development of the electoral college. They evaluate issues of fairness and representation in the electoral process, both individually and through group discussion....
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Immigration and Prohibition

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A comprehensive look at the prohibition debate through the lens of immigration gives scholars intriguing material for a debate and essay of their own. They watch four video clips (find these on the PBS website), discussing issues in...
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Impromptu Speech

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Polish proper public speaking skills! Each speaker makes a short speech without getting the opportunity to rehearse it. There are 46 topics on small cards which can be cut apart, put in a hat, and drawn out to be used as a speech topic....
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Adding to Cascading Consequences and Stakeholders: Local Sustainable Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Equip the class to perfect their presenting skills. To prepare for an upcoming oral presentation, scholars create and analyze an anchor chart for effective speaking skills. Pupils also use their research to add to their Cascading...
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Exploring Careers in High Demand Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The class works in teams to research and report on careers in high growth industries. They consider industrial growth of a particular career, education needed, current demand for that skills, and average salary. They use their findings...
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Four-Corners Debate

For Students 5th - 8th
Use this two page handout to establish the rules for class debate. The four-corners method of debate is one that provides a safe way for learners to engage in a discussion or debate over potentially heated or controversial topics. The...
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Challanger Mission - Press Conference

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research on the Challenger Mission, develop written press releases and prepare a Press Conference skit. In this Public Speaking & Informative writing instructional activity, students research the Challenger Mission...
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Zoom-In: Speaking with Purpose

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech provides the impetus for a persuasive speech lesson plan. Class members listen to this famous speech while looking at photos of King taken while he delivered the speech. After discussing...
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4th Grade Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
It's an age-old question: when should the school day start? Fourth graders will write a one-page persuasive paper addressing the topic. They use a writing web to organize their thoughts in a logical sequence before writing a cohesive...
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Concept Chairs / A Format for Classroom Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the judicial system, its effectiveness, and the many types of justice. They research the judicial system and explore the federal and state court system. Afterward, students read, "To Kill A Mockingbird," and then...
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Practice Makes Perfect

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
And the consensus says...Teach your class to use peer feedback to refine public speaking skills. They cut out a magazine picture and develop an oral story about it to present to the class. They share several meaningful objects with the...
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Civic/Social Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Develop spoken fluency, persuasive speaking skills, and confidence by having your class practice their public speaking skills. They compose and deliver persuasive speeches as they participate in five different speech tasks. A...
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Demonstration Speech: How to Prepare to Give a Demonstration

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Your class can practice public speaking by demonstrating an original recipe or how-to project. They must include images and speak for at least five to ten minutes. This is a very well outlined lesson that will be comprehensive for you...
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"The Soil Around Us" Project

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young geographers collect samples of different kinds of soil to match to the soil terms in Barry Rudner's rhyming book Filet of Soil: dirt, mud, dust, soot, etc. They start a glossary for the project on index cards or large sheets of...
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Refining Your Public Speaking Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use the rubric created in the Explore Lesson to help them craft an effective oral presentation worthy of a formal governmental hearing. They polish their oral presentations that are based on their position papers through guided...
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Latin Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Invite your Latin language learners to become experts on a specific aspect of Greek or Roman culture. After choosing and proposing a narrowed-down topic, individuals research their topic and make a product to show the class...
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Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
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Oral Language

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students determine meanings of vocabulary words, then practice their speaking skills sharing opinions. In these two oral language lessons, the teacher first presents vocabulary words in context to students who work in groups to write...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Practice your speaking skills! Using a chosen visual aid, pupils present a previously written essay to the class. During the oral presentation, the listeners identify and write down the author's purpose and a question for the author. At...
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Speaking Across the Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With the focus on 21st century skills it is even more important that all teachers incorporate listening and speaking activities into their curriculum. Here's a packet of practical ideas appropriate for any classroom.
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Lesson: The Significance of Symbols in Japan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A fabulous Samurai suit of armor is the inspiratoin for a creative reseach project and presentation. Kids research the symbols found on the Samurai armor, describing the symbols meaning or significance in Japanses culture. 
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Group Product-Pitch Presentation

For Teachers K - 12th
Are you just about to teach persuasion in your class? If so, you should consider this short unit. In small groups, learners create a product, develop a magazine ad for the product, and pitch this product to the class using a visual...
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Teens Making a Difference

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Is your opinion significant? Help your class discover the influence their opinions hold and encourage them to make a positive change in their community. To start, they get in teams and brainstorm why their school should have more healthy...

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