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Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...
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Informative Speech Assignment

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Allow your pupils to take on the role of the instructor with an informative speech that covers a new topic related to your unit of study or new information on a subject your class has already studied. Pupils fill out the provided outline...
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City Council Simulation: Improving Cardinal City’s Environment

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Assuming the roles of city council members or special interest groups, your young learners will simulate a situation in which they must decide how to spend an $800,000 grant allocated for local environmental improvements. They will...
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Real Life Economics 101

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Your learners will take key economic concepts, such as identifying needs versus wants and the four factors of production, and design a video to explain their topic choice to the class. Rather than have one person in charge of dispensing...
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Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in...
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Supreme Court Brief

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
There are so many monumental Supreme Court cases in United States history, and this project will allow your learners to choose ones that interest them most and present the facts of the case to the class. This resource outlines the...
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American Government Final Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Your young citizens will be so excited for this American government final project, which will offer them a variety of choices for synthesizing and demonstrating their knowledge at the conclusion of your course. The resource includes...
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Comparative Religions Research Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint...
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Principles of the US Constitution

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
After breaking into groups according to major principles of government (i.e. popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) in the United States, your class members will produce public service announcements...
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“State of Nature” v. Government

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a state of nature, and what does an ideal government look like? After discussing these concepts and reviewing the Bill of Rights, your young historians will be divided into groups...
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US Constitution Human Scavenger Hunt

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is a fun way to get your learners moving around the classroom, interacting with their classmates, and summarizing what they know about the United States Constitution! In this human scavenger hunt, your young citizens will find...
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Exploring the Declaration of Independence - Create a Modern Translation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Give you learners the opportunity to tap into their creative sides as they create a modern translation of the Declaration of Independence! After determining the central ideas of the American nation's founding document, groups are...
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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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Government Final Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What is the right to privacy? Does censorship violate the First Amendment? Should a school reflect the religious values of a community? These are just some of the great research topics regarding civil liberties that are suggested in this...
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Forms of Government Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
From the United Kingdom's constitutional monarchy to the dictatorship of North Korea, this is a very simple project that will help your class members gain a better understanding of different forms of government that exist around the...
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your pupils to think and discuss the impact of their online activity. Class members read an article that demonstrates some possible consequences of posting online. They discuss the image featured in the article and come up with...
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Risky Online Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Internet can be a place where both positive and negative interactions happen. Begin the discussion with a talk about positive and negative encounters before defining some related terms for your class. Next, ask your class to pretend...
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Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After discussing the vocabulary term perspective, and introducing the class to the characters in the included clip from Friday Night Lights, ask individuals to put themselves in the place of one of the characters in the clip. Once pupils...
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Becoming a Web Celeb

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame...
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News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
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Debate Notes Worksheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether your young orators are preparing for an in-class debate, or you are presenting a video of a debate to your class, this is an easy-to-use template that will help them organize the major arguments of each debate position, as well...
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Overexposed: Sexting and Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sexting can be risky, but do your pupils understand the possible consequences and how to deal with tricky situations? Start your lesson off with a brief discussion about communication and a video about a real-life sexting issue. The...
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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct...
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Breaking Down Hate Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Defining and considering the affects of hate speech is the focus of a series of activities that encourage class members to develop approaches for dealing with hate speech both online and offline. Groups act as mediation committees and...