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Current Events:  Writing for Social Studies
Standards for the new Common Core include writing within disciplines. In order to address writing on a weekly basis without relying on a large project or lesson, instead include short writing samples on current events. This is perfect for the social studies classroom, especially those geared towar
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Writing for Social Studies:  Current Events
Standards for the new Common Core include writing within disciplines. In order to address writing on a weekly basis without relying on a large project or lesson, instead include short writing samples on current events. This is perfect for the social studies classroom, especially those geared towar
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Detailed Ancient Greece Unit Map With Common Core Standards
This is a comprehensive unit guide that uses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The unit on Ancient Greece incorporates traditional global and geography curriculum but, in alignment with the Common Core, infuses literature and other literary devices so that students leave with a more comprehens
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Supreme Court Case Study with Argumentative Writing on Morse v. Frederick
A High Engagement Common Core Writing Lesson one of the more recent cases commonly known as "Bong Hits 4 Jesus". Materials Included: *Full Lesson Plan aligned with Common Core Standards *Writing Task with Rubric *Relevant article and suggested resources Expose students to decisions made by the Su
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The Grinch Trial
The Grinch is a common household name, especially around the holidays. In the movie, The Grinch hates Christmas so much so that he tries to destroy it for the community he lives in, yet doesn't feel a part of. In the end, he realizes the error in his ways and all of the townspeople of Whoville forgi
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Script: First Ladies Day in Court Drama  (& lesson plan)
First Ladies Day in Court is a reader's theater style script that cover history (presidents), civics and economics content while also reinforcing language and literature standards. Comprehension questions are embedded in the text. Script and lesson plan in .DOC and .PDF formats in a zip file. 24
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Salem Witch Trials RAFT Writing Project
Would you like to enliven early American history with a fun, challenging writing project? The Salem Witch Trials RAFT Writing Project contains a RAFT writing project for the social studies or Civics classroom. What is a RAFT, you might ask? RAFT is an acronym that stands for Role, Audience, Form
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Movie Guide and More! : Sherlock A Study in Pink (forensic / psychology)
This packet is a collection of questions, writing prompts, and research paper rubrics to accompany the BBC tele movie / series SHERLOCK : A STUDY IN PINK. This is an appropriate movie for high school and college classes with a focus on either psychology or forensic-behavioral sciences.The movie is n
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In Cold Blood: Students Create and Write Synthesis Essay
This assignment, accompanied with a thorough rubric, asks students to create their own synthesis prompt and essay based issues found in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. There are nine prompt suggestions (or students can create their own). They are responsible for finding five academic sources that cou
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12 Angry Men Writing Assignment on Jurors' Votes/Changes
This assignment deals with choosing 3 jurors and discussing the reasons how, why, and when they changed their initial votes. There is an overview of the assignment, a worksheet for organizing the requirements of a 5 paragraph essay, a peer response form, and the grading rubric. I also have a packe
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Psychology Activities (Sociology): Juvenile Justice Research (Social Justice)
The Juvenile Justice Research: Teens Serving Time project is a perfect way to implement Google Apps, Chromebooks, 1:1 or BYOD and a high-interest research into your High School Psychology or Sociology activity into your classroom! This project includes research- ready resources. All materials are e
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Write Your Own Contract
This rubric goes through the basic parts of a contract and has students pair up with a partner in class to write a mock contract of their own, selling something fictitious of their choosing. This is a great resource for a business law or personal finance class, when discussing consumer rights.Pleas
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"Separation of Powers" Civics Simulations (All 3 branches of government)
Teach civics and the separation of powers by role-playing!This packet includes a criminal mock trial, civil mock trial, mock congress and an Oval Office simulation -- simulations on all three branches of government! Contains:Mock Congress: Cell Phone Surveillance Reform Time required: 4 class hour
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Legal Challenge Choice Board
Do you ever find projects that you like but wish you could make a few changes to? Or find a criminal justice or law activity that seems great but is geared for older students?Well, with this Legal Challenge Choice Board, you can free to tweak the activities to make them work for your learners! That’
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" Mock Trial Project: Includes all materials and rubrics!
What if Tom Robinson's wife were to sue Bob Ewell? In this project, your students get to decide!This detailed project directs your students to conduct a mock trial over the events of the book. In this particular trial, Mrs. Robinson is suing Bob Ewell in civil court, stating that she has suffered de
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Indian Removal Act Creative Writing
Students write a letter addressed to President Andrew Jackson expressing support or disapproval for the Indian Removal Act. This is great for classwork, extra credit, or a homework assignment. Rubric is attached.
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Criminal Justice Writing Prompts
3 Criminal Justice writing exercises (Supreme Court decisions, policing, & judicial sentencing) + a Final writing prompt with rubrics, outlines, and article resources.
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Rubric - Writing Your Own Constitution
Students, alone or in a group, create their own society following the rubric on my site. As part of the project, they also create a society constitution that mirrors the U.S. Constitution. This is the rubric for that project. Once complete, students present their constitutions to the class. I as
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Insanity Plea -- "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and speech. NOTICE that this "Insanity Plea" activity is included in the Psychotic Short Stories unit, so don't purchase both as you'd be paying twice for the s
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Reader's theater scripts: The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks + 2 more
Need a fun, fast way to make judicial proceedings come alive? Want students to be motivated to do cross curricular writing? Try this set of three scripts based on familiar childhood fairy tales that teach about the judicial system. The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks reader's theater script is written
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The Hate U Give Movie/Novel Comparison Activities
This is a comprehensive and standards-aligned guide for comparing the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with the movie version. I've included activities for students to analyze the movie's scenes, direction, cinematography, acting, dialogue, and setting, comparing each to the novel. I also inclu
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Research Project:  Real-Life Crime and Punishment (not Dostoevsky)
Research Project: Crime and Punishment: This is a full unit plan for a 5 - 10 day-long research project. The purpose of this project is to acquaint learners with the consequences of criminal actions, and to encourage them to explore alternative methods of punishment. The project includes: ind
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The Fourth Amendment: An In-Depth Unit on Search and Seizure
Room 311 has crafted an in-depth unit on the 4th Amendment that emphasizes critical thinking, discussion, and writing skills. Your students will be engaged as they examine the 4th and learn about how this amendment is pertinent to their lives. This unit has the following included: 1) a possible u
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Essay Prompts for Government and Civics
The essay prompts included in this product will encourage your government and civics students to think critically and improve their writing skills. Each prompt requires students to form opinions on the topic and to back up that opinion with evidence and persuasive argument. Included in the topics ar
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