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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Picture Books to Explore Identity, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

Students analyze the concepts of identity, stereotyping, and discrimination by reading picture books; identify how these concepts are dealt with in each book; and discuss concrete actions to stop discrimination.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

My Life/Your Life: A Look at Your Parents’ Past

Past and present come together when students interview their parents and create a skit that compares their parents’ experiences as middle schoolers with the students’ own lives.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Plus! Creating 21st Century Poems with Web Tools

This lesson encourages students to immerse themselves in poetry as they share their original poems orally and digitally with published poets and peers nationwide.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Investigating the Holocaust: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Students explore a variety of resources as they learn about the Holocaust. Working collaboratively, they investigate the materials, prepare oral responses, and produce a topic-based newspaper to complete their research.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Myth and Truth: The “First Thanksgiving”

By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the "First Thanksgiving," this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Engaging Students in a Collaborative Exploration of the Gettysburg Address

In small groups, students closely examine one sentence from the Gettysburg Address and create a multigenre project communicating what they have discovered about the meaning and significance of the text.