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Observe and Report

The Foundations of Sociology

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will explore different research methods used by sociologists. Students will work in groups to analyze different readings and summarize what they have read. To extend their learning, students will create visual representations of the different research methods to display across... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Observe and Report

The Foundations of Sociology

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Sociology

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • S.1, S.1.3
More 180
Time Frame 2-3 class periods
Oklahoma and Segregation

Oklahoma history

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

Oklahoma history

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History, U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 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)
Show Me Your Credentials: Voting in America

Post-Reconstruction America

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

This lesson explores the use of literacy tests during elections following Reconstruction. Students must understand the First, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments prior to this activity. This lesson will allow students to investigate the purpose of literacy tests while also allowing students... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Show Me Your Credentials: Voting in America

Post-Reconstruction America

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. Government, U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USG.5, USG.5.1, USH.1.2B
More 100 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)

This activity will dive deep into encouraging inquiry and implementing inquiry-focused instructional strategies in the classroom. Participants will be actively engaged in a variety of strategies as facilitators model the implementation of these strategies. Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers, New Teachers, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Active Engagement, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
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Time Frame 60-90 minute(s)
We Want a Reformation!

Global Age

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

In this lesson, students reflect on the diversity of the churches in their community before exploring the causes and key figures of the Protestant Reformation and making connections to how the Reformation affected what they see in their community today. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • ICAP, Social Studies

Course Course

  • World History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Comte Tell Me What You Know

The Foundations of Sociology

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Understanding the contributions of sociological theorists can provide insight into the field of sociology. This lesson explores the contributions of eight key figures and enables students to dive deep into research to learn more. This lesson should be taught after students have a working knowledge of... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Comte Tell Me What You Know

The Foundations of Sociology

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • S.1, S.1.2
More 180
Time Frame 2-3
My Love Is Like Figurative Language

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

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)
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)
Bento Box

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Students synthesize and summarize their understanding of a novel, historical event, or time period by creating a single image made from different components, similar to the composition of Japanese meals served in a compartmentalized box. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group (at least 4)

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • 10 - 20 Minutes, 20 - 30 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Analyze, Critical Thinking, Present, Reflection, Summarize

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th
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 180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)