This primary source lesson will help students better understand one of the most important documents of all time - The Declaration of Independence. Though Thomas Jefferson's Declaration can be difficult to understand for some, this worksheet is a great overall, big-picture way to study such an impor
Thanksgiving Meal Planning Activity is a new favorite. This Project Based Learning Activity takes into account the Real World Application and steps it takes to plan a Thanksgiving Dinner. Students must read and comprehend informational text (REAL RECIPES) during this planning activity. This is the p
Who or What Killed Edgar Allen Poe?
Edgar Allen Poe’s death has been the subject of speculation for over 150 years. Have your students meet the suspects, compare and contrast eyewitness statements of his symptoms to current medical knowledge, and write persuasive pieces to promote their theory of
This tightly-woven semester course combines Human Geography, Contemporary World Issues, and Environmental Science into a must-teach inquiry-driven, real-world, project-based experience.With these thematic, inquiry-driven units that build on each other, ask students to decide for themselves where the
Overview:This is a great way to study and know the information contained within the United States Constitution. To better understand the layout and information within the United States Constitution, students will read through the original 7 Articles of this primary source document and find the main
Transform your Civics American Government classroom to be inquiry-driven and project-based and start cultivating authentic learning with this complete semester course, plus bonuses!This is the course I wish existed my first years teaching Civics and then again years later when I found myself teachin
Explore extreme world poverty using a variety of sources with this eye-opening 2-3 week PBL unit that will leave your students feeling thankful, aware, and empowered to create change.All student resources come in both printable PDF and editable, digital Google Slides.Almost half of the world lives o
Can your students decide who Jack the Ripper was out of a cast of 12 suspects?In this lesson they will compare and evaluate 12 possible suspects before deciding on the most likely guilty person. They will then justifying their decision both verbally and in writing. The lesson works as a knockout t
Save time and valuable energy with this HUGE bundle of Introduction to Forensics resources. This resource is just what you need to teach an engaging and student-led Forensics course to your high school or middle school students. This no-prep resource is complete with everything that you'll need to t
Explore everything from our world’s growing population, the demographics statistics that unite and diversify us, and persistence of extreme world poverty with this eye-opening thematic, inquiry-driven, project-based unit.This is the first unit of the thematic, project-based course, Global Issues to
Making a Murderer Questions & Critical-Thinking Analysis for Season 1 Episode 1 "Eighteen Years Lost"
Engage your students in meaningful debate and critical-thinking exercises using my materials for teaching "Making a Murderer," the popular Netflix® documentary about Steven Avery. Students will
Your middle and high school students will be engaged with this activity as they think critically about the United States Amendments, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. These scaffolded cards have four different levels of DOK (depth of knowledge) questions to help differentiate content and support stu
This exhaustive unit contains EVERYTHING you need to teach the Holocaust while integrating reading, research, and writing! Reframe the way you teach the Holocaust in English and/or Social Studies while creating advanced readers, thinkers, speakers, and listeners! The design of the unit could be used
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Hamilton was so much more than just an amazing play on Broadway.
Want a great way for students to engage in a group activity while they examine eyewitness testimony, artifacts, primary sources, and solve a historical mystery? Download The Hamilton Duel at Dawn CSI!
This exciting activity can be
To better understand the basic information within the U.S. Constitution, students will browse through this primary source document and find the main ideas regarding the 7 Articles and 27 Amendments. Included are 17 questions about the articles and 27 questions about the amendments. All questions (
Divergent (and Insurgent) Novels by Veronica Roth Research and Mapping Activities - Common Core Aligned
This IS included in my Divergent Novel Unit - Common Core Aligned.
Use this mapping and research writing activity while reading Divergent by Veronica Roth; they can also be used with Insurgent (
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Interactive Notebook, which works for both print and Google Drive™, investigates and helps gain an understanding of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.This download contains both a printable format as well as a Google Drive™ compatible forma
This is a newly updated 2013 PDF sleep habits questionnaire which works perfectly as an attention-grabber or K-W-L activity to introduce a Psychology 1, 2, or AP unit on Sleep/Dreams and Consciousness. Reinforce the notion that students should answer as honestly as possible, and it'll be a genuine e
Explore the increasingly urgent problem of our world’s 3 biggest environmental dilemmas: how to conserve our water, how to end our addiction to fossil fuel oils, and how to stop generating so much garbage (especially plastic waste) in this 8-week PBL inquiry unit on sustainability. Everything from p
Explore the urgent crisis growing with our world’s most unhealthy and unsustainable addiction: fossil fuels. Everything from its various forms (oil, coal, and natural gas) to air pollution and greenhouse gases to clean alternative energy like solar and wind is covered in this unit.Grab students atte
This is a polished, graphic, new, single page 2013 PDF for critical thinking analysis of a 2009 Psychology Today article on the function(s) of daydreaming in our lives, its benefits, and much more! These questions could be addressed individually by students, in small collaborative groups, or as a wh
Explore in this unit the increasingly urgent problem of our world’s biggest growing problem: garbage. Everything from single-use disposable plastic to landfills and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the myth of recycling and zero-waste living is covered!Grab students attention with shocking number
This is a complete packet to fully invite students to not only learn about the historical perspectives and theories on dreaming, but to record their own dreams and synthesize that knowledge and application by writing a critical thinking response to their dream(s). This 12-page PDF includes dream the