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Writing Activities
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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
Provider:
Wireless Generation
Provider Set:
FreeReading
Author:
Holt Laurence et al
Historical Treasure Chest
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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
Provider:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Provider Set:
Stevens Institute of Technology
And Justice for All: the Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Patricia Camp
A Renaissance of Jazz and Poetry
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Janet Fore
Elements of A Fable
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Kate Boyce
You Kiss by the Book: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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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
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on Dna/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Jane Lentz
Jimmy White
Marlene Smith
Tori Goldrick
Jim Crow and Segregation
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Burnetta Barton
Composing A Letter of Application
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Joyce Shepard
Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon National Monument: A Curriculum for High School Students
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Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon National Monument: A Curriculum for High School Students

provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of ... (more)

provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
National Park Service
Learn New Words Using Context
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Betty DeLuca
Mountain Dialect: Reading Between the Spoken Lines
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Kathryn Walbert
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
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Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865

This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits ... (more)

This online collection provides access to about 7,000 different views and portraits made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and its immediate aftermath. The images represent the original glass plate negatives made under the supervision of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as the photographic prints in the Civil War photographs file in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. These negatives and prints are sometimes referred to as the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection to indicate the previous owners. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
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