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The M.A.I.N. Cartoons of World War I

Understanding the Causes of World War I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will explore the causes of World War I by completing a card sort and analyzing political cartoons. Students will create and present an anchor chart in groups over the causes of World War I. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
The M.A.I.N. Cartoons of World War I

Understanding the Causes of World War I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • World History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • WH.4.1
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Transcending Boundaries: The Kiowa Six

The Legacy and Contributions of Six Kiowa Artists

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will investigate the paintings, history, and artistic talents of a group of Kiowa artists collectively known as the Kiowa Six. Students also will consider whether the systemic policy of assimilation and acculturation helped or hindered the artists' career success. Finally, students... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Transcending Boundaries: The Kiowa Six

The Legacy and Contributions of Six Kiowa Artists

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History, U.S. History

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • OKH.5.8, USH.1.3C
More 3 class periods
Time Frame 145 minutes
It's a Balancing Act

Managing a Bank Account

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Students will discuss and evaluate the importance of managing and reconciling a bank account. Using a scenario, students will create a fictitious bank account register. Students also will investigate various local banks' checking account policies and compare them. Finally, students will draw conclusions... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
It's a Balancing Act

Managing a Bank Account

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.4, PFL.4.1, PFL.4.2
More 3 class periods
Time Frame 145 minutes
Brother, Can You Loan Me a Dime?

Standard 3: Banking & Financial Services

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Students will investigate financial lending sources and compare their services. Students will identify similarities and differences among the different sources through a mind-mapping strategy and evaluate which financial source offers the best opportunities for lending. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Brother, Can You Loan Me a Dime?

Standard 3: Banking & Financial Services

Tag Related

  • Games

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.3, PFL.3.1
More 110 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Budget Basics

Fundamentals of Budgeting

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Students will identify the elements of a budget. They will examine how life events and lifestyle affect and change budgeting needs (i.e. personal expenses, emergencies, saving for future goals, family vs. individual). Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Budget Basics

Fundamentals of Budgeting

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

Course Course

  • Personal Financial Literacy

Subject Subject

  • Financial Literacy

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PFL.1, PFL.1.2
More 2 to 3 class periods
Time Frame 110 minutes
Many Trails of Tears

The Era of Indian Removal

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson examines the systemic removal of the southeastern United States Native American tribes from their ancestral homes and each tribe's reaction to removal and relocation. Students will gain an understanding of how the policies of the American government about Native Americans changed over time,... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Many Trails of Tears

The Era of Indian Removal

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Oklahoma History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • OKH.2.3
More 200 minutes
Time Frame 4 class period(s)
Understanding Loyalists and Patriots

American Revolution

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

In this lesson, students will analyze primary source documents to understand the motives of those who supported, opposed, or chose to remain neutral prior to the American Revolution. Students will apply their knowledge of colonists' motivations to open-ended scenarios and then write from the perspective... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • U.S. History

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.1.5A
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 2 class period(s)
SOAPSTone

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th

This is a structured literacy activity that assists students in analyzing difficult text with a step-by-step approach: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject matter, and Tone. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group (at least 4)

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • 20 - 30 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Analyze, Critical Thinking, Evaluate, Identify, Interpret, Reason, Summarize, Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 12th
"The Lady, or the Tiger?" Which Do You Choose?

Internal & External Conflict

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

This lesson is based on the short story "The Lady, or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton. Students will summarize the story and analyze each character's personality and internal conflict. Students will also identify the external conflict through the plot and setting. The author does not provide an ending... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
"The Lady, or the Tiger?" Which Do You Choose?

Internal & External Conflict

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • A.P. Literature and Composition

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.1.R.3, 9.3.R.3, 9.7.R.1
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 3 class period(s)
Are We Okay?

Mental Health of Teens

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students analyze the physiological and psychological factors that promote mental health in teens. They brainstorm potential sources of stress and identify strategies to manage stress. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Are We Okay?

Mental Health of Teens

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Psychology

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PS.9, PS.9.1, PS.9.2, PS.9.3
More 3 days
Time Frame 130