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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Fighting Injustice by Studying Lessons of the Past
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Seven 45-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students critically explore the moral issue of slavery through reading fiction and nonfiction children's literature about the Underground Railroad, and they extend their understanding through creative writing projects.
Grades 6 – 9 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After reading or viewing The Diary of Anne Frank, students will make connections between audience and purpose and revise a journal entry with an outside audience in mind.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 7
Students use the Interactive Venn Diagram to compare the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the attacks on America on September 11, 2001.
Grades 3 – 10 | Calendar Activity |  December 19
Students listen to a news article about the LA race riots and then read Smoky Night to discuss how a younger observer might be affected by these events and their perceptions.
Grades 1 – 5 | Calendar Activity |  February 11
Students read one of Jane Yolen's books, retell the story in the form of a puppet show, research animals in the book, and document their findings with the Animal Study interactive tool.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 9
To help understand the thinking of German leaders during the Holocaust, students write about a time when they failed to come to the assistance of someone who needed help.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 12
Students learn about eyewitness reports through a lesson that is grade-level appropriate. Then, groups use primary source documents and research an event using eyewitness accounts.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 30
Students compare and contrast two views of the Holocaust from different authors. Students may also research stories of other survivors who may or may not be published and create a presentation on this survivor.
Grades 4 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 18
After reading Kadir Nelson's Nelson Mandela, students explore the Mandela Day website before using an online tool to start working on a service project of their own.
Grades K – 12 | Printout | Graphic Organizer
Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between three objects or ideas.