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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Giving Voice to Child Laborers Through Monologues

Students present monologues in the "voice" of someone involved in child labor in England, respond to questions, and then discuss contemporary child laborers and compare them to the past.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Let It Grow: An Inquiry-Based Organic Gardening Research Project

Students learn about organic gardening by developing their own research questions, conducting research, gardening at their school, creating signs about their plants, and presenting their research to the class.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

I Used My Own Words! Paraphrasing Informational Texts

Tell me about it in your own words! If students can paraphrase the information they have read, then you—and they—can be confident that they understand it.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Examining the Legacy of the American Civil Rights Era

As part of their study of Richard Wright’s Black Boy, students research and reflect on the current black-white racial divide in America. By examining the work of literature in the context of contemporary events, students will deepen their understanding of the work and of what it means to be an American today.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Our Community: Creating ABC Books as Assessment

Students create alphabet books, which are used as an integrated assessment with science, health, social studies, and any other content area. This lesson plans looks at the theme of community.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Walt Whitman as a Model Poet: “I Hear My School Singing”

Students first analyze Walt Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing,” then use Whitman’s poem as a model as they create their own list poems.