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Historical Treasure Chest
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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

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Humanities
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Stevens Institute of Technology
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Persuasive Writing: A Classroom Model
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A plan for modeling persuasive writing with middle school students, using homework ... More

A plan for modeling persuasive writing with middle school students, using homework as the topic. Less

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Humanities
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Articles & More
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Pamela Myrick
Sharon Pearson
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Alternative Discussion Formats
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Formal debates and question-and-answer discussions are great, but these alternative discussion formats ... More

Formal debates and question-and-answer discussions are great, but these alternative discussion formats will liven up your classroom and get students really thinking. Less

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Humanities
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Articles & More
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Kathryn Walbert
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Mountain Dialect: Reading Between the Spoken Lines
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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

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Social Sciences
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kathryn Walbert
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Rest in Peace Dead Words!
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"Dead words," by my definition, are words students "use to death" in ... More

"Dead words," by my definition, are words students "use to death" in their writing samples. As Language Arts teachers, we can generate a list of such words a mile long. Examples would include: pretty, nice, bad, a lot, and good. This cooperative learning activity is designed to eliminate those repetitious words by providing students with a word bank/wall they can refer to when given a writing assignment. Less

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Humanities
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Lesson Plans
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Cynthia Cook
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Elements of A Fable
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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

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Humanities
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Lesson Plans
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Kate Boyce
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Is Mr. Wolf Really a Bad Guy?
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This lesson is intended to show children the importance of evaluating information ... More

This lesson is intended to show children the importance of evaluating information as they read. The author's point of view is limited in that it only truly shows one side of the story. There is always another perspective. How the author views a subject colors everything that he or she writes about. Less

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Humanities
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Leslie Pate
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Learn New Words Using Context
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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

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Humanities
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Lesson Plans
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Betty DeLuca
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Composing A Letter of Application
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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

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Humanities
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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Author:
Joyce Shepard
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AR SPELL Podcasting in the ELL Classroom
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Podcasting can be a great way to get students, parents, and community ... More

Podcasting can be a great way to get students, parents, and community members involved with classroom activities and information. ELL students can use podcasting as a way to demonstrate the skills they are developing as well as provide a way to reach other ELL students who may be encountering similar (difficulties). Less

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Arts
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Audio Lectures
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Reference
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
David Henderson
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You Kiss by the Book: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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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

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Arts
Humanities
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Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment
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Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
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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

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Edie McDowell
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