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We Were Strangers Too: Learning About Refugees Through Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Did you know that "in the largest refugee crisis since World War II, more the 64 million people have been forced from their homes"? The Anti-Defamation League presents an activity that asks class members to examine a series of artworks...
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a activity in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases,...
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Radical Hospitality: Nino's Restaurant

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even during the darkest moments in American history, there can be a light of personal kindness. Middle schoolers discuss the ways that individuals responded after the attacks of 9/11, including the role of Nino's Restaurant, and how the...
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Tribute in Light

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Grief, though heavy, can create beautiful works of art to ease the pain of loss and shock. Middle schoolers focus on the artistic Tribute in Light in response to the events of September 11, 2001, and create their own tributes to the...
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Why Do We Hiccup?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
There are so many remedies for curing the hiccups, from eating honey, to being scared, to breathing into a bag. But what makes the diaphragm contract the way it does? Watch an informative video to find out what causes hiccups.
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Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
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How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body ... and Your Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exercising is undeniably beneficial for our brains and bodies. But how do these benefits compare to the participation and joining of a sports team? Watch an educational video to discover the psychological and health benefits of joining a...
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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
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Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.
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Portraits That Capture Character

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
One of the great things about technology is that it lets youngsters visit museums that may be many miles away. With this resource, middle and high schoolers can visit the portrait galleries at J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los...
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Citing Textual Evidence

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
By using explicit textual evidence, individuals can strongly support their ideas and opinions. The presentation suggests in order to use explicit textual evidence, one must state their idea, cite evidence in the text that led to the...
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Broadcast News

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Just because a story is on the news doesn't mean it's being presented fairly. Analyze news broadcasts with a lesson focused on evaluating television journalism. At home, kids watch a news show and note the stories presented, including...
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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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What Does the Pancreas Do?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
We are all born with one, but how many people actually know what the pancreas does? Follow along with a short video as it examines the important role this often-overlooked organ plays in digesting food and maintaining healthy blood-sugar...