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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements

This assignment will go viral with students as they think about the meanings of words and images in public service announcements from YouTube before creating a PSA of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction

In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom

What does peace mean to you? In this lesson, students attempt to answer this question as they write and perform a short skit that reflects their ideas of peace.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Facilitating Student-Led Seminar Discussions with The Piano Lesson

August Wilson's play The Piano Lesson invites students to ask a number of questions—big
and small. Students learn how to create effective discussion questions and then put them to use in student-led discussions.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens

After a discussion about courage and adversity and reading Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, students examine Karana's character development and look for examples of courage in their community.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet

Students explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings then choose and explain specific names and profiles to represent themselves online.