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Pet Rescue

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Fido needs your help! Groups first learn about form and function and about the design process in a STEM activity. Then, they design a device to save a pet (stuffed animal) from a pipe.
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The “R” Word

For Teachers 7th Standards
At the root of every case of discrimination is simple ignorance. Instruct class members to not only become aware of the plights of others, but of the levels of their own ignorance, with an activity and discussion about cultural and...
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Book Study: The Polar Express

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
All aboard! Pair a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg with a set of literacy activities. The packet of worksheets includes task cards, sorting activities, a synonym match, comparing and contrasting activities, writing...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Climbing Mount Everest is a dream for many mountaineers, and for a lucky few, it's a hard-fought accomplishment. Learn more about the important role Sherpas play in Mount Everest expeditions, including Sir Edmund Hillary's famous...
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The Bill of Rights and You

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The lesson explains what the Bill of Rights is and how it applies to everyday life, like freedom of speech or the right to a jury trial. Young historians complete hands-on...
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Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

For Teachers K - 12th
Strive for racial justice within your classroom community with help from an 80-page resource guide. Five modules move scholars through thoughtful, and reflective grand conversations to making a plan, then taking action. Learners write...
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Is the Death Penalty Constitutional?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is the death penalty constitutional? To prepare for a Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) activity on this topic, partners brainstorm questions and read primary source documents to find answers to their questions. Groups are then...
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An Inspiring Scene

For Teachers K - 5th
In Guatemala, around AD 600-900, a vase was created. This vase is the inspiration for a instructional activity that incorporates expressive language skills, writing skills, and social studies. Children analyze the images on the vase and...
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Sine and Cosine Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners compare and contrast sine and cosine graphs in order to describe their characteristics in a collaborative activity. As they explain their reasoning, learners strengthen their writing and vocabulary skills associated with sine...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Extend your lesson on Christopher Myers' H.O.R.S.E with a series of activities about basketball. After kids read the book, they match basketball terms with their definitions, find as many words as they can with the letters H, O, R, S,...
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Bunny Money

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Teach your class about saving, spending, and goal setting with a story about a couple of bunnies who went shopping and related activities. Learners keep track of the bunnies' spending, practice identifying long- and short-term savings...
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The Cay

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Support your instruction of The Cay by Theodore Taylor with this extensive unit of materials. Provided here are prereading activities, worksheets and discussion questions for the entire book, and reading quizzes that you can use to check...
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Pitching Your Claim with Best Evidence

For Teachers 6th Standards
Does Bud use his rules to survive or thrive? That is the driving question of a lesson plan following the reading of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Pupils identify and argue their claim using textual evidence in an argument...
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Comparing News Formats

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a place for newspapers in an online world? How influential is the 24-hour television news cycle? High schoolers delve into an activity about three news formats—online news, print news, and newscasts—and consider the advantages...
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All About Insects

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Insects are the focus of an activity that looks deep into the anatomy and metamorphosis of everyday bugs. Two worksheets reinforce knowledge obtained through a teacher-guided grand conversation and insect observation.
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Paper Workshop: Retrofitting Problem Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when you're in the middle of a research paper and a new argument arises from the research? Young writers learn to retrofit their problem statements in the middle of the research process with a lesson focused on argumentative...

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