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"A Chicken for Every Pot"?

The Great Depression and President Hoover

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In this lesson, students will examine President Hoover's response to the Great Depression and how that affected the presidential election of 1932. Students will analyze videos, Great Depression slang, and a reading to determine the reasons that Hoover did not win reelection for president. Students will... Read more »

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"A Chicken for Every Pot"?

The Great Depression and President Hoover

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Time Frame 90 minutes
"Kind of Like an Octopus"

Creating Instructional Content for YouTube

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Students discuss their favorite content creators on YouTube. They explore different content creators on a Wakelet and consider what it is about the video that makes it intriguing. Students learn from a YouTube content creator that creating YouTube videos is "kind of like an octopus"—you need a lot of... Read more »

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"Kind of Like an Octopus"

Creating Instructional Content for YouTube

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Time Frame 60 minutes
"Kind of Like an Octopus" (World Language Version)

Designing YouTube Content Using World Languages

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Students discuss their favorite content creators on YouTube. They explore different content creators on a Wakelet and consider what it is about the video that makes it intriguing. Students learn from a YouTube content creator that creating YouTube videos is "kind of like an octopus"—you need a lot of... Read more »

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"Kind of Like an Octopus" (World Language Version)

Designing YouTube Content Using World Languages

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Time Frame 240 minutes

In the interview with British Vogue, "Ask a Legend: Billie Eilish Answers Questions from Justin Bieber & 22 Other Famous Fans," singer-songwriter Billie Eilish said of her lyric writing process “it’s good to know the basics of something because then you can take those basics and shift them around.”... Read more »

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

Internal & External Conflict

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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 »

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

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Do you like to disrupt the status quo? Do you want new ways to assess students by using their favorite form of literacy: speaking and listening? Dive into the use of Flipgrid as an alternative formative assessment tool. The #Flipgridfever for Formative Assessments PD session focuses on using Flipgrid... Read more »

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Time Frame 90-120 minutes
#Summarize

Summarizing

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In this lesson, students will connect to the essential question, "What do the effects of life events look like?" through the skill of summarizing. To answer that question, students will summarize a slam poem, a short story, and a recent Presidential speech. To make a personal connection to the skill... Read more »

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#Summarize

Summarizing

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Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
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Shakespearean Sonnets and Iambic Pentameter

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In this lesson, students explore the patterns of rhyme and syllables in Shakespearean sonnets in order to understand iambic pentameter. Students compose their own original sonnets. Read more »

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Shakespearean Sonnets and Iambic Pentameter

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Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
(Mis)Reported and (Mis)Remembered

The Vietnam War

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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 »

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Time Frame 3 class period(s)
(Not Quite) Breaking All the Rules

Poetry and Grammar

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It has been said that poetry is a place to break all the rules. In this lesson, students will not quite be rule-breakers; instead, they will work with rules of grammar to learn how to integrate more structure and variety in verse. Using Shel Silverstein's poetry, students will analyze pieces for elements... Read more »

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(Not) Sorry to Burst Your Bubble

Passive Transport, Homeostasis, and Antibiotics

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In this lesson, students connect passive transport across a semi-permeable membrane to show how the antibiotic vancomycin works to kill MRSA. Students complete two simple osmosis and diffusion investigations, learn the details of passive transport, and apply their conceptual understanding to create... Read more »

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(Not) Sorry to Burst Your Bubble

Passive Transport, Homeostasis, and Antibiotics

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Time Frame 200 minutes
¡Si Se Puede!

The United Farm Workers Union and the Delano Grape Strike

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In this lesson about the labor movement, students will compare and contrast photos of farmworkers that were taken before the start of the movement and in the present day. Students will watch a video and examine an infographic to learn about the injustices faced by farmworkers, the rise of the labor... Read more »

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¡Si Se Puede!

The United Farm Workers Union and the Delano Grape Strike

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Time Frame 100 minutes