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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
What Did George Post Today? Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Nine 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
By exploring myths and truths surrounding Independence Day, students think critically about commonly believed stories regarding the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the Independence Day holiday.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices using Facebook-like pages.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
Grades 4 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  April 18
Through the study of Paul Revere, students learn about primary source documents while researching their family histories, with which they create and compare their family trees.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 16
Students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party and use the interactive Comic Creator to publish them.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 28
Students explore the genre of historical fiction by writing original works and comparing all of the finished pieces.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.