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Windows to the Soul: A Creative Writing Project

Creative Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th

This lesson encourages student writing by combining an art project with a creative writing assignment.  Through guided inquiry and responses, students elicit  responses that inform their creative writing piece. While this lesson is currently aligned only to ninth grade standards, it would be appropriate... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • Composition, Creative Writing

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.2.W.1, 9.7.W.1, 9.8.W
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 3-5 class period(s)
Wherefore Art Thou So Difficult, Shakespeare?

Understanding Shakespeare

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

While Shakespeare is the king of the British play, Shakespearean language is often difficult for students to understand. In this lesson, students employ music and critical thinking strategies as they learn to better understand the language of the Bard. It would be best to teach this lesson when starting... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • A.P. Language and Composition, A.P. Literature and Composition, British Literature, World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.7, 9.4.W.2
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
What Is FAFSA?

Standard 7: Paying for College

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Students will learn about the FAFSA process and complete their own demo FAFSA application. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
What Is FAFSA?

Standard 7: Paying for College

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.7.1
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
To Be Or Not To Be? That's a Career Question!

College and Career Readiness

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

What does it mean to have a plan for a post-secondary college or career? This lesson encourages students to explore their career choices and develop a plan to achieve their career goals. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
To Be Or Not To Be? That's a Career Question!

College and Career Readiness

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts, ICAP

Course Course

  • A.P. Language and Composition, A.P. Literature and Composition, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 6, 6.W, 9.6.W.1
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Time Frame 4 -5 class periods
Third Parties in the United States

U.S Government

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

This lesson analyzes the impact of minor political parties on national elections. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. Government, U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USG.5.4, USH.2.3B
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
The Spiro Mounds Builders

Oklahoma History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

This lesson focuses on the accomplishments and culture of the Spiro Mounds builders and their impact on Oklahoma history. Students will take notes as they watch an interview with a Spiro Mounds archaeologist and read about pre-contact cultures before completing a Two-Minute Paper to summarize what they've... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
The Spiro Mounds Builders

Oklahoma History

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • OKH.1.2
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Oklahoma and Segregation

Individual Rights and Majority Rule

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 11th

This lesson explores the role of segregation in Oklahoma's laws as well as the role Oklahoma played in the desegregation of the United States. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Oklahoma and Segregation

Individual Rights and Majority Rule

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History, U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • OKH.5.2B, OKH.6.1B, USH.7.1B2, USH.7.1B3, USH.7.1B4, USH.7.1B5, USH.7.1B7
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Not Just Ninja Turtles

World History and the Renaissance

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Donatello are key figures in the realms of both history and art, but some students might recognize their names only from a particular popular cartoon series. This lesson focuses on the iconic art of the Renaissance and allows students... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Not Just Ninja Turtles

World History and the Renaissance

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • World History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • WH.2, WH.2.1
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
My Love Is Like Figurative Language

Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Is love really like a red, red rose? Or is that just a way to describe how someone feels about love? This lesson explores different types of figurative language used by Shakespeare in "Romeo and Juliet." Students will play a short game to identify types of figurative language, develop their own definitions... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
My Love Is Like Figurative Language

Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • British Literature, World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.4
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
The Consequences of Time Travel

Analyzing Short Stories

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson, used in conjunction with Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder," guides students to determine their own definitions for cause, effect, and foreshadowing, find examples of these concepts in the text, and create a brochure based on the story's fictional Time Travel, Inc. This lesson... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
The Consequences of Time Travel

Analyzing Short Stories

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • American Literature, World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.7.W.2, 10.7.W.2
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 180 minutes