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The Troubled Elections of 1796 and 1800

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Congress does more than create new laws. Political scientists delve into the elections of 1796 and 1800 to understand how political parties, the Electoral College, and personal agendas affected the election process. The resource also...
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Global Warming and the Paris Agreement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Global warming: a political debate or a scientific fact? Young historians read text, complete activities, and participate in group discussion to understand the political debate surrounding global warming and the US decision to withdraw...
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Automation and the American Worker

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A thought-provoking resource examines the future of automation and the effects on employment. Academics read informational text, complete written prompts, and participate in activities to understand automation and the possibilities for...
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Ingredients of a Relationship Recipe

For Teachers 6th Standards
An eye-catching hook makes a smart analogy between ingredients for a food recipe and ingredients for quality relationships. Scholars discuss and list qualities they feel contribute to positive interactions. Pupils create a recipe card...
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My Problem…Your Problem…Our Problem

For Teachers 6th Standards
Encourage sixth graders to take responsibility for their actions and become a problem solver. Pupils discuss new problems faced in sixth grade then identify ones that involve other people. A worksheet guides their practice in conflict...
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What Is Important to Me?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Pupils complete an activity sheet to determine what values are most important to them. They then discuss their responses with partners before sharing the results of the discussion with the class. 
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So Much to Do, So Little Time: How Do I Tie All of the Loose Ends Together?

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do people manage to get everything done when there are so few hours in a day? Scholars explore the question as they participate in small group discussions about time management. They construct a daily schedule and complete a...
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Getting Caught in the Web

For Teachers 6th Standards
When it comes to teamwork, it's best not to drop the ball. Pupils stand in a circle, tossing around a ball of yarn to one another to create a web. Next, they use teamwork skills to keep a soccer ball from falling off the web before...
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Myth and Truth: The First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Encourage learners to think critically about common myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in Colonial America. They discover that behind every myth are many possible explanations—and that learning more about American history helps them...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Sixth Grade

For Teachers 6th Standards
Two lessons stress the importance of keeping your classroom bully-free. Discussion, collaborative work, role-play, and writing allows participants to examine whether their classroom is welcoming to new members and decide what they should...
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The Call of the Wild

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jack London's books feature male characters, but that doesn't mean they're just for boys! Chelsea Clinton and Shanna Peeples discuss the underlying messages of love and sacrifice in The Call of the Wild, as well as the conflict of man...
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Dealing with Feelings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Five activities encourage scholars to look inside, get in touch with their emotions, and express their feelings appropriately. Stories set the stage for feeling identification and in-depth discussions. Role play and the act of miming...
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Well-Known Tale: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is the focus of a instructional activity designed to shed light on the importance of keeping promises. As a class, scholars take part in a discussion on the topic of honesty and consequences. Independent...
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Reaching Out to the School Community

For Teachers 6th Standards
When it comes to helping others, the sky's the limit! Pupils discuss practical ways to help others at school. Next, they put their ideas into action by creating a club or group to make a difference in their school communities.
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Positive Self-Talk

For Students 6th Standards
People talking to themselves may not be as crazy as it sounds! Pupils engage in discussion about the benefits of positive self-talk to see sometimes it's just what people need. Next, they complete a worksheet on reframing negative...
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Monitoring Your Well-Being

For Students 6th Standards
Can stress, exercise, and sleep habits affect how people feel? Scholars record their personal habits and temperaments in the weeks leading up to the instructional activity. Next, they create plot graphs to show correlations between their...
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Finding our Resilience

For Teachers 6th Standards
How do perseverance and positivity impact people's lives? Scholars watch a video about self-kindness and compassion. Next, they engage in a discussion about resilience and what it means to persevere. The lesson plan culminates with...
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Reflecting on Self-Kindness

For Students 6th Standards
What does it mean to practice self-care? With the first of four lessons in a Being Kind series, scholars discuss the topic of kindness with classmates. Then, they complete a worksheet to analyze quotes about kindness. To finish, pupils...
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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children in foster care face a lot of uncertainty in their lives. A guide for the novel One for the Murphys introduces a main character, Carley, who is thrust into the foster care system. Chapter-by-chapter questions cover key details in...
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Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever looked for a new way to teach an old concept? Scholars thinking about the rising action of a story in a whole new perspective. However, Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot! challenges readers and allows for much...
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Cyber-bullying Roleplays

For Students 6th Standards
What is the best way to stand up to a bully? Scholars collaborate to define and discuss cyber-bullying before presenting role plays to determine the best method to respond to online bullying.
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Consequences of Violence and Bullying

For Students 6th Standards
What are the qualities of an upstander? Individuals discuss the consequences of violence and bullying. As a bonus, the lesson plan includes an optional research extension activity. 
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Becoming an Upstander Means Taking Risks

For Teachers 6th Standards
The classic movie The Wizard of Oz includes a scene where Lion bullies Tin Man until Dorothy, an upstander, intervenes. Pupils discuss what it means to stand up to bullies with an interactive risk activity before working in groups to...
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What Is Bullying?

For Students 6th Standards
Scholars discover what it means to fight injustice with the first of four lessons on becoming an upstander. Pupils learn how to respond to a bully with compassion, respect, and assertiveness. Finally, they write guided book reports based...