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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
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All in a Day's Work

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who is Herman Melville? Read and discuss "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street." Then, discuss the film adaptations of Melville's work and translate a passage of the text into modern-day English. Discussion questions are...
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Old Hobbits Are Hard to Break

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson plan, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based...
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Make Your Own Astronomy Stationary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewScholars follow five steps to create personalized, astronomy-themed stationary. 
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Make Your Own Earth Stationary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewScholars follow five steps to make personalized Earth-themed stationary. Personalization includes name and returns address.
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Make Your Own Dino Stationary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewScholars follow five steps to create dinosaur-themed stationery using basic computer skills.
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It Takes Teamwork!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
New ReviewUsing the collaborative resource, learners view a PowerPoint about teamwork, taking notes and discussing what makes an effective leader. They then engage in a fun activity to see which group can build the tallest structure using...
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Making Your Mark: Free Verse Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewUsing the insight they have gained into the experiences of detainees at the Angel Island Immigration Station, young poets create their own free verse poems that they feel captures what it may have felt like to be an immigrant interned on...
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Leaving Home Forever: What Would You Put In Your Suitcase?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewScholars put themselves in an immigrant's shoes to decide what items they would take on their journey to a new home. Learners read primary sources, take part in a whole-class discussion, and make a list that they share with their peers,...
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Credit Scores and Your Financial Future

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
New ReviewHow important is a credit score, anyway? Scholars view a PowerPoint and take notes about credit scores. Next, they write essays explaining their plans for achieving a good credit score.
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Food Labels: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWith the help of two activities, scholars discover what's in their favorite foods by reading nutrition labels. Activity one challenges participants to write a letter to a fictional peer about the importance of making healthy choices....
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Set SMART Goals

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
New ReviewA video by Kid President kicks off a lesson about setting goals. Scholars use SMART—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely—in identifying what goals or resolutions they wish to accomplish. After writing down and revising...
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Investigating Careers - Sign Me Up!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Extra, extra, learn all about it! Students view posters, brochures, and other resources to discover the extracurricular activities offered in the school and community. They also write a self-reflection sharing their knowledge about the...
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Investigating Careers Using O*NET

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Let's investigate! Scholars use the O*NET website to investigate career options and complete a scavenger hunt. They also embark on an in-depth career project, researching three careers and then preparing a cover letter, resume, letter of...
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Investigating Careers in Government and Public Administration

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Alert the Secret Service! Following a class discussion, scholars create a poster displaying jobs within the government and public administration fields. Additionally, learners complete a worksheet based on their research about government...
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Exhibiting Common Threads

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Artists working in different media often explore the same themes—to model how these same themes weave their way through different forms of artistic expression, scholars analyze images by Dorothea Lange, identifying key themes in her...
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In Our Own Words: A Story Book with a Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Academics turn into storytellers in an engaging activity on activism. The activity focuses on promoting social change in local communities with stories. Young historians plan a storybook to target a specific audience and social issue and...
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Deliver Gratitude Day

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Gratitude is the focus of a discussion that sets the stage for pupils to take part in a service-learning project in which they deliver notes of kindness by way of social media or mail. A reflection closes the learning experience.
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Revising Claims and Evidence based on Feedback

For Teachers 7th Standards
What to do with all that feedback? Scholars use colored writing instruments to circle any feedback that relates to the first two rows of the grading rubric. After working on revisions for their papers, learners view the performance task...
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Final Performance Task: Sharing Visual Representations of Position Papers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Let's take a stroll! Scholars go on a gallery walk to view the visual representations for the performance task created by the class. They then view a variety of books about environment and sustainability and conduct book talks on the...
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Finishing the End of Unit 3 Assessment: Final Draft of Position Paper and Reflection on the Writing Process

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars work on the end of the unit assessment by reflecting on their writing. They answer questions about the process they used to complete their position paper essays. After completing the end of unit assessment, they add images to...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1, Continued: Revising Vocabulary and Conventions based on Feedback

For Teachers 7th Standards
Howdy, partner! Scholars partner up to look at the last two rows in the writing rubric. After discussing the details in the rubric about organization and conventions, learners use colored writing tools to circle feedback in their...
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Independent Reading: Final Product

For Teachers 7th Standards
Cheater, cheater. Learners create cheat sheets about their independent reading books to help others determine if the text interests them. After creating drafts of their sheets, scholars pair up for a peer review and then complete a final...
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Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Drafting the Position Paper

For Teachers 7th Standards
Organize your thoughts! Scholars work on the drafts of their position papers about sustainable water management. The draft serves as their mid-unit assessment. Before beginning, the class discusses the prompt and then learners work...