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Analyzing Oklahoma Historical Figures

Analyzing History 

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

History courses are filled with people who have "made" history. In this lesson, students will analyze historical figures and make connections about their places in history. Students will research an Oklahoma historical figure of their choice and examine their impact during their historical period, as... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • OKH.6.3, OKH.6.4, 5
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Analyzing Literary Figures

Analyzing Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

This lesson invites students to analyze literary figures and to make connections regarding how they fit into the context of the literary world. After participating in a Tell Me Everything activity to assess prior knowledge on the subject, students will research a literary figure of their choice and... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Analyzing Literary Figures

Analyzing Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

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

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 7, 7.W
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Analyzing American Historical Figures

Analyzing History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

History courses are filled with people who have "made" history. In this lesson, students will analyze historical figures and make connections about their places in history. Students will research an American historical figure and examine that person's impact during the period in which they lived, as... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 5, 5A, 5B
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Dear Mr. President

Contacting Your Elected Officials

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Elected officials are elected to help their constituents and work on their behalf, but how do we contact them to express our thoughts on issues or ask for help? This lesson explores civil discourse in the context of writing to elected officials. Students will review letters to past presidents, participate... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Dear Mr. President

Contacting Your Elected Officials

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. Government, U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 1C, 5A
More 2
Time Frame 60-120 minutes
Blue or Gray?

Perspectives in The Civil War

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

In this lesson about perspectives in the Civil War, students will participate in a role-playing activity to become familiar with the motives and points of view of various key figures in the Civil War; analyze each figure in greater depth; participate in a close reading and annotation activity involving... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Blue or Gray?

Perspectives in The Civil War

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 8.11.3
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-5 class period(s)
We Will Stand With You

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

This lesson explores the crisis response to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City and the development of the Oklahoma Standard. This lesson should be taught after students have learned about the bombing itself. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
We Will Stand With You

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Subject Subject

  • ICAP, Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • OKH.6.7
More 1-2 period(s)
Time Frame 120 minutes
We've Got Character!

Literary Analysis: Characterization

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 9th

How do authors develop characters? How do readers recognize a character through their thoughts, actions, and emotions? This literary analysis lesson will examine literary characters, invite students to consider the literary "anatomy" of a character, and find textual evidence that showcases characterization.... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
We've Got Character!

Literary Analysis: Characterization

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

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

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 9th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.3
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered

The Vietnam War

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

This lesson provides an overview of the key events and concepts of the Vietnam War. Using hands-on activities and discussions, students are able to explore the vocabulary and multiple perspectives of the war. This lesson is meant to be taught after this era and subject have been introduced to students.... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • L2.IC.C
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 3 class period(s)
How Did We Get Here?

Native americans in the united states

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

This lesson utilizes a current events video that allows students to investigate federal policies towards Native Americans. This lesson pairs well with discussions over the transformation of the West during the nineteenth century. To ensure success of this lesson, students will need to have some background... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
How Did We Get Here?

Native americans in the united states

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • USH.1.3C, USH.1.3D, USH.7.2C
More 100 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
English Is Hard

Phonics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

This lesson uses the book "P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever" by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter to teach digraphs and nuances of phonetics in the English language. Students will brainstorm to identify other digraph words in their vocabularies, write and draw their own pages for a sequel... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
English Is Hard

Phonics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 7.1.W.2, 8.1.W.2
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)