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Alternatives to the President Report
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This "Rethinking Reports" series of articles offers alternative research-based assignments such as a re-election editorial and a resume for an ex-president.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
David Walbert
Melissa Thibault
Teaching the "American War": Looking at the War in Vietnam Through Vietnamese Eyes
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
PrimarySource.org
Author:
Ann Marie Gleeson
Edward Miller
Jessica Lander
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Plato's Apology
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of an excerpted text from Plato's Apology.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
CC Tasks: The Power of New Media (Grades 9-10)
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Task Description: This task asks students to write an argumentative essay in which they state and defend a position on the effects of media use on young people, using evidence and reasoning from texts and other sources The Power of New Media is the culminating task in a 2-3 week unit that uses the topic of new media and its impact on youth to and on the world as a means to teach students how to analyze and investigate informational texts. Students demonstrate their mastery of the content and their ability to synthesize informational across texts by writing an essay on the effects of media use on young people.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Reading Closely: Brain Gain
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about US education. Authors of the short readings include Hellen Keller, Ken Robinson, Colin Powell, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Arne Duncan, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Horace Mann.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Second Virginia Convention"
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This resource contains integrated tasks, assessments, and skill building exercises to continually push language learning forward. In these integrated examples, the content of the the text is the vehicle that drives skill development; it simultaneously deepens our understanding of the world around us.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Tim Farquer
Reading and Analyzing Text in the Context of a Societal Issue: Privacy
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This lesson is designed for students in adult basic education grade level E (low and high adult secondary education). The purpose of this lesson is to develop student proficiency in reading and analyzing text. The lesson topic is the issue of an individual’s right to privacy as balanced with the government’s responsibility for security of its citizens.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Cheryl Clark
Dying to be a Martyr
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The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in these suicide operations. This lesson could be used to review information about the three major monotheistic religions and their connections to Israel, to relate post-World War II policies to the current political state of the Middle East, and/or to get students to understand the roots of the terrorism that threatens the world we live in.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
Provider Set:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Author:
Heather Auletta
Lesson 1: Routines of Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Talking about Persuasion
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Read how to support students to access prior knowledge about inspiring change and to engage in a first reading of a persuasive speech to get its gist. Lesson 1 includes the routines for writing to learn, talking in pairs or trios, note-taking and tracking learning. It also describes how to introduce the language of persuasion and the big picture of the unit via a graphic of a curricular architecture. Do not miss Lessons 2-4 in order to follow the progression from initial reading comprehension to critical thinking about one’s reading.

Development supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Institute For Learning
19th Century Women: Struggle and Triumph
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Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is known as the antebellum period of United States history? Men are well represented in our history books as they were the powerful, educated leaders of our country. Women, on the other hand, rarely had opportunities to tell their stories. Powerful stories of brave women who helped shape the history of the United States are revealed to students through journals, letters, narratives and other primary sources. Synthesizing information from the various sources, students write their impressions of women in the Northeast, Southeast, or the West during the Nineteenth Century.

Subject:
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
The Passion of Punctuation
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Using published writers' texts and students' own writing, this unit explores emotions that are associated with the artful and deliberate use of commas, semicolons, colons, and exclamation points (end-stop marks of punctuation).

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Second Virginia Convention" - Remix
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This resource contains integrated tasks, assessments, and skill building exercises to continually push language learning forward. In these integrated examples, the content of the the text is the vehicle that drives skill development; it simultaneously deepens our understanding of the world around us.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Karl Dziura
Home Grown Eugenics
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In "Anthem", by Ayn Rand, Equality speaks of the Home of Eugenics in which males and females of his dystopian society must report to at the appropriate age. To help students better understand the ethical issues with eugenics, they will interact with this informational article from the Huffington Post. This article will allow students to discuss and learn about the issues of eugenics in their own back yard.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Dennis Knight
Grade 9 ELA Module 2
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In this module, students engage with literature and nonfiction texts that develop central ideas of guilt, obsession, and madness, among others. Building on work with evidence-based analysis and debate in Module 1, students will produce evidence-based claims to analyze the development of central ideas and text structure. Students will develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing, and refine their speaking and listening skills through discussion-based assessments.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Grade 9 ELA Module 1
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In this module, students will read, discuss, and analyze contemporary and classic texts, focusing on how complex characters develop through interactions with one another and how authors structure text to accomplish that development. There will be a strong emphasis on reading closely and responding to text dependent questions, annotating text, and developing academic vocabulary in context.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
The American Dream
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This lesson invites students to search and sift through rare print documents, early motion pictures, photographs, and recorded sounds from The Library of Congress. Students experience the depth and breadth of the digital resources of the Library, tell the story of a decade, and help define the American Dream.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Guided Response to Political Relevance in Julius Caesar
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Students will read an article about the relevance of politics in Julius Caesar and compare it to a real-world experience as well as create a visual representation of its relation to specific scenes in Julius Caesar.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Shanna Clark