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Where Have I Heard That Before?

Musical Influence vs. Plagiarism

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will explore the differences between artists who blatantly rip off others' work and artists whose work is influenced by those who came before them. This is a conversation that remains unsettled, and there is room for nuance and debate. Students will listen to several songs and... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Where Have I Heard That Before?

Musical Influence vs. Plagiarism

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • M.RE.4 , M.RE.2 , M.CN.2
More 4 class periods
Time Frame 195 minutes
Who Are They Really?

Characterization in The Outsiders

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

This lesson focuses on grade level standards that require students to identify examples of characterization as well as construct an argument. Students will identify examples of characterization in both film and text, then construct an argument on a character’s personality based on the characterization.... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Who Are They Really?

Characterization in The Outsiders

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade
More 115 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Ad Nauseam

Health and Media Literacy: Advertising Practices in the Tobacco Industry

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

This health and media literacy lesson is intended to raise awareness of predatory advertising practices in the tobacco industry. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Ad Nauseam

Health and Media Literacy: Advertising Practices in the Tobacco Industry

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 2.8.2, 2.8.5
More 3-4 class periods
Time Frame 150 minutes
A-CLAP

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th

This strategy promotes critical thinking when analyzing information sources for research purposes. A-CLAP gives students a framework for evaluating the credibility of a website, article, book, or other source. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes, 10 - 20 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Activate Prior Knowledge, Analyze, Collaborate, Compare & Contrast, Conversation Starter, Critical Thinking, Evaluate, Persuade, Reason, Research, Synthesize

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th - 12th
Presenting With Confidence

Speech and Debate

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will discuss aspects of performance anxiety when speaking in front of an audience. They will identify strategies to manage these symptoms and create a tool to help improve their confidence when speaking to a group. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Presenting With Confidence

Speech and Debate

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • Composition, Creative Writing

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.1.R.1, 9.1.R.2, 9.1.W.1
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Speak Up!

Four Categories of Speeches

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

This lesson will serve as an introductory unit covering four major types of speeches: informative, demonstrative, persuasive, and special occasion (extemporaneous). Students will watch videos demonstrating these four types of speeches, then collaborate to create a brief presentation on one type of their... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Speak Up!

Four Categories of Speeches

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • Composition, Creative Writing

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.1.R.1, 9.1.R.2, 9.1.R.3, 9.1.W.2
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
I Can't Stress This Enough

Stress Management

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 8th

This stress management lesson will challenge students' ideas about stress and its effects on the body. Students will participate in a high-pressure competitive activity, learn about good and bad stress, research and evaluate articles about stress, and create SMART goals for stress management. By the... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
I Can't Stress This Enough

Stress Management

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 8th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 2.8.8, 3.8.2
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Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)
Choice Boards

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool - 12th

Choice Boards are an accessible and customizable way to bring differentiated instruction into any classroom. Themed activity grids can be designed with activities of varying difficulty levels and point values for students to choose from. They allow students' personal interests and preferences to be... Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes, 10 - 20 Minutes, 20 - 30 Minutes, More Than 30 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Activate Prior Knowledge, Analyze, Brainstorming, Collaborate, Compare & Contrast, Conversation Starter, Critical Thinking, Elaborate, Evaluate, Hypothesize, Identify, Infer, Interpret, Organize, Persuade, Physical Movement, Present, Problem Solving, Reason, Recognize, Reflection, Research, Review, Self-assessment, Speak & Listen, Student Choice, Summarize, Synthesize, Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool - 12th