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Celebrating Diwali

Exploring the Festival of Lights Through Expository Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 10th

In this lesson, students explore the celebration of Diwali while practicing expository writing skills. Students read and summarize the various legends of Diwali and the significance of each day of the festival. Next, students create anchor charts for each day using symbols, images, and their paraphrased... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Celebrating Diwali

Exploring the Festival of Lights Through Expository Writing

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.2.R.1, 10.3.W.2
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When the Hurly-Burly's Done

Examining Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation Through Character Analysis in Macbeth

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students explore what intrinsic and extrinsic motivations are and the characters' motivations in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Students create visual and written representations of their assigned character's motivations. Students end the lesson by writing a scholarly essay about the... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
When the Hurly-Burly's Done

Examining Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation Through Character Analysis in Macbeth

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

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

Tag Related

  • Shakespeare

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.2.W.1, 9.3.R.3, 9.3.W.2
More 6 class periods
Time Frame 255 minutes
Native Symbols in the Modern World

Examining Symbolism in Native American Poetry and Art

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

In this lesson, students examine symbolism in Native regalia, poems, and art and gain a better understanding of what symbolism looks like in a real-world context. Throughout the lesson, students research and discuss Native authors, tribes, and artists. After reading and annotating a poem, students create... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Native Symbols in the Modern World

Examining Symbolism in Native American Poetry and Art

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

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

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.7.W.2, 11.3.R.1, 11.3.R.4, 12.7.R.1
More 2-3 Class Periods
Time Frame 60-120 Minutes
There's No Place Like Home

Analyzing Imagery In Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

In this lesson, students discuss smart houses and the impact of smart technology in society in small-group and whole-class discussions. Students then read Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" and analyze the imagery throughout before writing a brief literary analysis. Next, students watch an... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
There's No Place Like Home

Analyzing Imagery In Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • A.P. Literature and Composition, American Literature

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.3.R.4, 10.3.W.3
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In the Kingdom of Night, Part 2

A Call to Action

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson revisits Elie Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech from "In the Kingdom of Night, Part 1" lesson, but this time with a focus on analyzing what makes it a good speech. Students examine the calls to action in three speeches relating to the Holocaust. Students create a list of what... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Tag Related

  • Holocaust

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.1.L.2, 9.1.S.1, 10.1.L.2, 10.1.S.3
More 4-5 class periods
Time Frame 200-215 minutes
In the Kingdom of Night, Part 1

Exploring the Role of Neutrality in the Holocaust

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

In this lesson, students will look at the question of neutrality through the lens of the Holocaust. Students will explore articles from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's website, read an excerpt from Elie Wiesel's book, "Night," and read Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech while synthesizing... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
In the Kingdom of Night, Part 1

Exploring the Role of Neutrality in the Holocaust

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Tag Related

  • Holocaust

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.2.R.1, 9.2.W.1, 9.3.W.3, 10.2.R.1, 10.3.W.2
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 105-125 minutes
The Root of It is...

Examining Greek and Latin Word Parts

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will dive deeper into what Greek and Latin roots mean and how and why they are embedded into our everyday vocabulary. Using hands-on activities, students will examine specific root meanings and where they come from. Next, they will watch an interview with a former professor... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
The Root of It is...

Examining Greek and Latin Word Parts

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • American Literature, British Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, World Language, World Literature

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.4.R.2, 9.4.R.3, 9.4.R.5
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MH - From Apples to Oranges

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

Students will review literary device terms by completing fill-in-the-blank definitions and creating examples of the literary device in use. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 11th Grade

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 11.4.R.1, 11.4.R.5
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This educator resource helps teachers facilitate a classroom discussion about scholarship myths. Students will complete a K-W-L chart to state what they already know and want to know about scholarships. Afterward, students will research scholarships they qualify for using the Web Inquiry strategy. Students... Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Target Audience

  • Students

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • College-Going Culture

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Paying for College, Grants, Scholarships and Loans
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Time Frame 60-90 minutes
Web Inquiry

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - Secondary

This strategy is designed to facilitate student-centered, inquiry-based research. Students practice independent learning by answering specific questions or researching specific topics. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group

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, Active Engagement

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - Secondary