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Understanding Fake News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fake or fact? Learners must decide while looking at two published "news" stories. A reading about why fake news exists and a checklist on how to evaluate sources rounds out the activity. 
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College Admissions, Part 1: Pre-Campus Visit

For Teachers 10th Standards
Scholars assume the role of admissions officers to better understand the college admissions process. They evaluate five fictional college applications and work together to determine which ones meet acceptance requirements. 
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Life of Pi Book Club Unit

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a complex novel, combining as it does elements of fantasy, philosophical questions, and religious references. Rather than using a whole-class discussion approach, the class is divided into book club circles....
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The Equal Rights Amendment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The debate over the Equal Rights Amendment continues. To better understand the controversy, class members research the history of attempts to get the amendment ratified. In addition, pairs engage in a structured academic conversation...
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Setting up for Socratic Seminars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
You've heard of Socratic Seminars, but how do you implement them into a standard classroom? An introductory lesson includes everything you need to get your students talking, including step-by-step instructions, explanatory handouts, and...
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Grade 12 ELA Literary Criticism Module

For Teachers 12th Standards
Building one idea at a time. Scholars complete a close read and multiple activities related to Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon to build upon their understanding of central ideas and motifs. They take part in meaningful discussion...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 3

For Teachers 11th Standards
Virginia Woolf didn't believe a woman could have written Shakespeare's works. Using the resource, scholars engage in a silent discussion to analyze how Woolf uses rhetoric to convey her point of view in A Room of One's Own. Pupils write...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 21

For Teachers 11th Standards
Rest in peace, Ophelia! Scholars read about Ophelia's burial in Act 5.1 of Shakespeare's Hamlet. They complete a Quick Write to analyze characters' reactions to Ophelia's death. 
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 15

For Teachers 11th Standards
Scholars continue reading Act 3.1 from Shakespeare's Hamlet, discovering Ophelia's monologue about Hamlet. They complete a Quick Write to analyze Ophelia's perspective of Hamlet and participate in an optional jigsaw activity to explore...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 14

For Teachers 11th Standards
How do Ophelia's interactions with Hamlet help develop her character? Pupils continue reading Act 3.1 from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Using writing and discussion, scholars analyze the dialogue between Hamlet and Ophelia, paying special...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 11th Standards
Following a ghost's advice may not be in anyone's best interest, but that doesn't stop Hamlet! Using an interesting resource, pupils continue reading Act 1 of Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which the ghost tries to convince Hamlet to seek...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 11th Standards
How does Shakespeare develop the character of Claudius in the first Act of Hamlet? Using a helpful resource, pupils complete a Quick Write to answer the question. Readers also work in small groups to discuss the characters of Claudius...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 6

For Teachers 11th Standards
Get ready for the big reveal! Scholars work in the final lesson of the unit to discuss the revelation in Browning's poem My Last Duchess. Pupils discuss homework in pairs before working in small groups to identify text evidence that...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
What do your words say about you? Scholars take a close look at the Duke's words about the Duchess in Robert Browning’s My Last Duchess. Readers talk in groups to determine how the words help them learn more about the Duke. Learners also...
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Grade 12 ELA Extension Module: Understanding and Evaluating Argument

For Teachers 12th Standards
Scholars read, analyze, and evaluate argumentative writing. Discussion about arguments of mass incarceration evolves from The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Learners participate in group discussions and...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 3

For Teachers 11th Standards
What do words say about a person? Scholars take a close look at the words Robert Browning uses to describe the Duchess in My Last Duchess. They work in groups to answer guided questions about how words help develop the Duchess as a...
1 In 1 Collection
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Balancing Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everyone appreciates human rights, but what happens if the rights of an individual conflict with the rights of the larger group? Scholars explore real-life scenarios and debate when to limit rights and when to strictly enforce them. The...
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Socratic Seminar/Group Discussion: The Crisis of the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers work in four different groups to examine the many factors that led to the American Civil War. They research an assigned topic, prepare questions, and finally engage in a class discussion using the Socratic Seminar method.
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We Have You Surrounded: Exploring Branding, Marketing and Globalization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Advertising and marketing tells young people what to buy, how they should look, and where they should shop. Scholars take part in examining advertisements and marketing strategies using an eye-opening resource. They carry out reading...
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Not So Fair and Balanced: Analyzing Bias in the Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Life is not always fair. Who's heard that before? This same concept moves to a larger scale using prejudice and bias. Pupils discuss where prejudice attitudes derive and how they develop throughout life. Reading comprehension...
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It Ads Up

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The average cost a 30-second advertisement during the Superbowl is $4 million. Are ads really worth the money? Are people really influenced by them? Scholars take a look at magazine ads and carry out discussion to determine what...
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Take Two

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Commercial breaks are for more than refilling snacks! Pupils work on reading comprehension advertisement skills and analyze a variety of television commercials. They take part in discussion about the purpose of the commercial, the...
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Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you give up for an opportunity of a better life? Scholars investigate the experience of immigrating to the United States. Through video and first-hand accounts, they analyze the dangers, concerns, and fears that follow an...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...