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Issues/topics for advanced gov.

Issues Assignment          Advanced Government and Politics   Possible topics: College loans   Employment /the economy   Gay rights and the government/ politics   Immigration and citizenship (“Under the Same Moon”)   The Presidential election   Freedom and other …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grade:

12  

Analyzing the Theme of Freedom in Three Speeches

Students define freedom based on three freedom-themed speeches and make an argument about a current political topic referencing their definition and citations from the speeches. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9: Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

9, 10  

Standing Bear’s Trial, Native American Ledger Art, and Modern Expression

The purpose of this lesson is twofold: To introduce students Standing Bear and his role in an important historical moment but also show them an expressive means of early 20th Century Midwestern Native American tribes and allow them to see this means …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

10, 11, 12  

Champion of American History (A Playoff)

In this two-day lesson plan, students will first discuss the qualities and criteria that make for the most important American Historical figure.  Students will draw a historical figure out of a hat and then spend the remainder of class period researching sixteen …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

10, 11, 12  

Analyzing Style and Content, Purpose: Speeches of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

By creating a newscast or playing the role of friends discussing an upcoming election, students analyze speeches in order to identify the speaker’s purpose and explore how style and content advance that purpose. Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-CCR.6:  Determine an author’s point of view or …

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Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

11, 12  

Middle School Social Studies: Columbus Day–Alternative Points of View

Objective: Students will explore the complexity of feelings surrounding Columbus’s landing by envisioning the story from multiple points of view. Materials:  Students should have basic art supplies to draw a picture/write a brief reaction to the story. Anticipatory Set: Discuss the idea …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5, 6  

Three Branches of American Government and Three Texans Who Have Influenced Our Democracy

Title – Three Branches of American Government and Three Texans Who Have Influenced Our DemocracyBy – Mary MillsPrimary Subject – Social StudiesSecondary Subjects – Computers / Internet Duration: 3 days – 45 minutes each session Texas Knowledge and Skills Standards Addressed: Social Studies TEKS: …

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Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

6, 7, 8  

Did Leonardo da Vinci’s Curiosity and Detailed Drawings Influence Communities Around the World?

Title – Did Leonardo da Vinci’s Curiosity and Detailed Drawings Influence Communities Around the World? By – Mary Mills Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Science, Language Arts Duration – 1-2 weeks Note: For another multidisciplinary Leonardo da Vinci lesson …

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Subjects:

Language Arts, Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Gorilla – Visual Analysis

Start lesson with greeting and prayer. Students have 30 seconds to look at the back wall covered in visual technique posters which had been created the previous lesson.  Students are then tested on their ability to recall and name all ten visual …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12  

Picturing the Middle East

Kit: Media Construction in the Middle East Unit1: Introducing the Middle East Lesson 1: Picturing the Middle East   Grade Level: 7 – 10 Subject Area: U.S. History Lesson Objectives: Students will identify the assumptions, misperceptions, generalizations and stereotypes they carry about …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10  

Abolition of Slavery

Media Construction of Social Justice Unit 1: Abolition of Slavery Slide Lesson: Arguing For Freedom   Grade/subject area: 7-10   Lesson Objectives: Students will learn the history of the abolition movement in the United States Students will learn to analyze documents for …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10  

Working for Peace, working for Justice

Media Construction of Peace Unit 1: Introduction Slide Lesson: Working for Peace, Working for Justice       Grade/subject area: 7 – 10/U.S. History   Lesson Objectives: Students will learn about five peacemakers in U.S. Dekanawidah – the Great Peacemaker, Henry David …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10  

Causes of American Revolution

Overview This kit provides teachers and other educators with the materials and guidance to help fourth grade students understand the reasons that the British colonists elected to declare their independence from King George III between the years 1763-1776. As a part of …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5  

No Taxation Without Representation

For Jeff Reed, a 4th grade teacher at Sag Harbor Elementary School, KIDS DISCOVER isn’t just a tool for reading and learning– it’s a catalyst for innovation in the classroom. When Jeff approached us with his idea to hold a classroom trial …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5  

Aquatic Wildlife and Pollution

Title – Aquatic Wildlife and Pollution By – Shalynn Reinhardt Primary Subject – Science Secondary Subjects – Social Studies Grade Level – 1-3 What do I want students to know? 1. Students will draw pictures of healthy and hazardous marine and freshwater …

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Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

1, 2, 3  

A Lesson Plans Page Social Studies Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Teaching Idea in Civics, American History, Geography, or Government

Soon Duck Huh Title: The Civil War Grade Level: Grade 5 Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes Performance Expectations: The student will: state the differences that led the North and the South engage in a Civil War. explain and clarify the concept …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5  

Mardi Gras Parade

Title – Mardi Gras Parade Primary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – 2-5 The schools in New Orleans are closed for Mardi Gras. We have a lot of local parades and parties during that time – nothing about pancakes. Our local …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5  

Can Tolerance Be Taught?

This lesson plan consists of two modules – Level: Upper Intermediate/Advanced Skills objectives: to improve speaking skills by using video as a basis for discussion to practice both oral and aural skills through the exploitation and exploration of video Video: NCIS, the …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12  

Apprentice Questions – Shipwright

Apprentice Questions Shipbuilder, Mapmaker, Carpenter, Armourer, Physician, Butcher, Astronomer You are to be apprenticed to a Shipbuilder, Mapmaker, Carpenter, Armourer, Physician, Butcher, or Astronomer readying for a lengthy voyage Consider: – What are all of the materials that would be needed for …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

Apprentice Questions – Printer

Apprentice Questions Master Printer You are to be apprenticed to a Master Printer setting up a new print shop in England. Consider: – What are all of the materials that would be needed for setting up a new print shop? For this …

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Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

5, 6, 7  

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