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A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry

A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry

The Harlem Renaissance was the birth of a creative plethora in all ... (more)

The Harlem Renaissance was the birth of a creative plethora in all fields of art for African Americans. The poetry and jazz composed during or inspired by this era naturally complemented each other. Furthermore, many of the themes from the musical and literary worlds are universal and provide a great lesson on how two different works can have a parallel theme. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Janet Fore
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And Justice for All: the Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment

And Justice for All: the Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment

Many textbooks mention the Trail of Tears, but fail to mention that ... (more)

Many textbooks mention the Trail of Tears, but fail to mention that this early displacement of an ethnic minority is only the one of many legally-sanctioned forced relocations. This lesson will address the displacement of American Indians through the Trail of Tears, the forced deportation of Mexican Americans during the Great Depression, and the internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Patricia Camp
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Composing A Letter of Application

Composing A Letter of Application

Students will learn the importance of letters of application, what letters of ... (more)

Students will learn the importance of letters of application, what letters of application should contain, and how to format the letters. They will also enhance their composition skills, language skills, and proofreading skills. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Joyce Shepard
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You Kiss by the Book: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

You Kiss by the Book: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet presents "star-cross'd" lovers whose plight has become the ... (more)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet presents "star-cross'd" lovers whose plight has become the subject of many of today's novels, plays, films, and television dramas. Explore with your students the techniques that Shakespeare uses to capture the magic of the couple's first meeting and to make that meeting so memorable. This lesson plan complements the study of plot and characterization in Romeo and Juliet in its focus on lyrical form and convention that heighten the impact of the action on the stage. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
EDSITEment
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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Elements of A Fable

Elements of A Fable

In this lesson students will examine the elements of a fable. Students ... (more)

In this lesson students will examine the elements of a fable. Students will use their understanding of fable elements to create an original fable and present it in dramatic form. This lesson includes modifications and alternative assessments for Advanced Limited English Proficient students. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Kate Boyce
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Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on Dna/Genetics Part C: Language Arts

Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on Dna/Genetics Part C: Language Arts

This lesson is part of an interdisciplinary integrated unit on DNA and ... (more)

This lesson is part of an interdisciplinary integrated unit on DNA and genetics. The idea is that students will complete a week's worth of activities in science, math, and language arts related to this topic. This lesson is Part C: Language Arts. Students will apply information retrieval skills as they investigate controversial issues on human genetic cloning. Students then will develop a point-of-view essay stating their personal opinion on whether human cloning should or should not be allowed. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Jane Lentz
Jimmy White
Marlene Smith
Tori Goldrick
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Jim Crow and Segregation

Jim Crow and Segregation

This is an integrated lesson plan that incorporates both eighth grade language ... (more)

This is an integrated lesson plan that incorporates both eighth grade language arts and history. Using Internet research, literary analysis, and persuasive technique, students will practice reading and writing skills while analyzing the impact of Jim Crow (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Burnetta Barton
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Learn New Words Using Context

Learn New Words Using Context

With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of ... (more)

With guided practice students will use context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar words in short passages. When students have completed the practice activities, they will read a newspaper or magazine article, picking out unfamiliar words and using context clues to decide what the word means. As a group activity they will share the article, the words, and their meanings with the class. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Betty DeLuca
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Mountain Dialect: Reading Between the Spoken Lines

Mountain Dialect: Reading Between the Spoken Lines

This lesson plan uses Chapter 13 of Our Southern Highlanders as a ... (more)

This lesson plan uses Chapter 13 of Our Southern Highlanders as a jumping-off point to help students achieve social studies and English language arts objectives while developing an appreciation of the uniqueness of regional speech patterns, the complexities of ethnographic encounter, and the need to interrogate primary sources carefully to identify potential biases and misinformation in them. Historical content includes American slavery, the turn-of-the-century, and the Great Depression. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Kathryn Walbert
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Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History

Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History

This middle school lesson uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture ... (more)

This middle school lesson uses picture books to integrate American Indian culture and belief systems with language and visual arts. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Edie McDowell
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Writing Activities

Writing Activities

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early ... (more)

FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Writing Activities, a page of activities to address important writing skills and strategies. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
FreeReading
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Author:
Holt Laurence et al
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Historical Treasure Chest

Historical Treasure Chest

This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of ... (more)

This project provides a model for engaging students in an investigation of authentic materials from the past. The students will be provided with four primary sources and questions to guide their investigation. A wealth of other primary resources can be accessed on the websites listed in the reference section. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Provider:
Stevens Institute of Technology
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Close Reading Exemplar: The Long Night of the Little Boats (Grade 8)

Close Reading Exemplar: The Long Night of the Little Boats (Grade 8)

By reading and re-reading the text passage, closely combining classroom discussion about ... (more)

By reading and re-reading the text passage, closely combining classroom discussion about it, and writing about it, students come to an appreciation of the need to (a) re-read, paraphrase, and discuss ideas, (b) come to an accurate basic understanding level of a text, (c) come to an accurate interpretive understanding of a text, and (d) build a coherent piece of writing that both constructs and communicates solid understanding of text. This close reading exemplar is intended to model how teachers can support their students as they undergo the kind of careful reading the Common Core State Standards require. Teachers are encouraged to take these exemplars and modify them to suit the needs of their students. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
EngageNY
Provider:
New York State Department of Education
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Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes

Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes

Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as ... (more)

Too often, the Vietnam War is taught solely from American perspectives, as students examine the role of the U.S. government and military in the conflict, the war's impact on American lives, and the ways in which the war influenced subsequent domestic and foreign policy. Framing the conflict in terms that ignore the Vietnamese and their experiences, however, makes it difficult for students to fully understand the nature of the war and its impact. These primary source activities prompt students to consider the war through the eyes of the Vietnamese and are designed to complement topics that are traditionally covered from U.S. perspectives. The first activity uses speeches made by Ho Chi Minh to examine how one Vietnamese leader viewed Vietnam's struggle. In the second activity, oral history interviews with Vietnamese soldiers and civilians are used to understand the motivations of some individuals to take arms against American and South Vietnamese forces. Finally, the third activity draws on Vietnamese antiwar music to explore Vietnamese feelings towards war and make comparisons with the American antiwar movement. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
PrimarySource.org
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Ann Marie Gleeson
Edward Miller
Jessica Lander
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iCivics Game: Argument Wars

iCivics Game: Argument Wars

Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try ... (more)

Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars, you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. Each iCivics game is playable in one class period, and has a detailed printable report at the end for grading purposes. iCivics games are best played with students on individual computers, but they can also be played on a single computer with the help of a smart board or projector. iCivics games don't require prior knowledge -- they teach you everything you need to know to play! (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Games
Interactive
Collection:
iCivics
Provider:
iCivics Inc.
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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