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Lesson Plans (9) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Learning Activities (6) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (3) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Subject: English Language Arts (9 - 11), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Life After High School
Description: Life After High School is a career research assignment that gives students an opportunity to plan their career path after high school. Even if students deviate from their plan, they need to have a tentative idea that allows them to set goals. Students will learn about their potential career, educational requirements, and learn whether they are currently preparing themselves for their chosen career path.


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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Evaluating Eyewitness Reports     
Description: This lesson, from EDSITEment, offers students experience in drawing historical meaning from eyewitness accounts that present a range of different perspectives. Students begin with a case study including alternative reports of a single event: the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Students compare two newspaper reports on the fire and two memoirs of the fire written many decades later, with an eye on how these accounts complement and compete with one another, and how these sources can be used to draw historical meaning from them. Students then apply the lessons learned in their investigation of the eyewitness accounts of the Chicago fire by considering a unique eyewitness account: the diary kept by a Confederate girl when her Tennessee town was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Families in Bondage     
Description: This two-part lesson from EDSITEment draws on letters written by African Americans in slavery and by free blacks to loved ones still in bondage, singling out a few among the many slave experiences to offer students a glimpse into slavery and its effects on African American family life. In Part I, students examine the letters of Hannah Valentine, an enslaved woman who lived on a Virginia plantation. In Part II, students read letters from a fugitive slave to his still-enslaved wife and from a black Union soldier to his still-enslaved daughters, confronting directly the anguish of separation that was a constant factor in African American family life during slave times, when children and parents, husbands and wives, were routinely sold away from one another. Students explore the emotional terrain revealed in these letters by comparing the response to separation voiced by Valentine with that voiced by the Union soldier and the fugitive slave.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Exploring Disability Using Multimedia and the B-D-A Reading Strategy     
Description: History takes on new dimensions in this interactive multimedia lesson that emphasizes the B-D-A approach to research as students investigate the experiences of people with disabilities since the early 1800s.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: 'Hamlet'' and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film     
Description: This lesson, from EDSITEment, contains a set of five activities for students to explore the themes of honor, loyalty, and revenge in selected scenes from Hamlet. These activities involve literary analysis of the text, discussions of characterization and motive, and comparison with a cinematic adaptation of the play.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Edgar Allen Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Biographers     
Description: In this EDSITEment lesson, students become literary sleuths, attempting to separate biographical reality from myth. They also become careful critics, taking a stand on whether extra-literary materials such as biographies and letters should influence the way readers understand a writer's texts.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Pioneer Values in Willa Cather's ''My Antonia''     
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students learn about the social and historical context of Willa Cather's My Antonia. They work in groups to explore Cather's commentary on fortitude, hard work, faithfulness, and other values that we associate with pioneer life.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Judgment Day: For and Against Freedom
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This lesson uses a program segment and primary sources to deepen understanding of the militant phase of anti-slavery activism inspired by the pamphlets, newspapers, speeches, and organized campaigns of early 19th-century abolitionists. Students can perform guided research into the lives and ideologies of famous abolitionists, notably women abolitionists, and create fictional dialogues between them.

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The Ex-Slave Narratives Lesson Plans
http://newdeal.feri....
These lessons include slave narratives, analyzing historical documents, and compare/contrast slave experiences using technology and collaborative learning groups.

Podcasts


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History of Thanksgiving
http://www.history.c...
This site provides information and a short video about the history of Thanksgiving.

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Mayflower Compact
http://www.history.c...


Informational Materials


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History of Thanksgiving
http://www.history.c...
This site provides information and a short video about the history of Thanksgiving.

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The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
http://www.poemuseum...
The Edgar Allen Poe Museum's website. Includes teacher resources, a collection of Poe's works, a biography, and information on his writing technique.

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Mayflower Compact
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Slave Literature in a New America
http://www.pbs.org/w...
America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts, each with a historical narrative, a resource bank, and a teacher's guide. Compliments of PBS.

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Mark Twain's Hometown
http://www.hanmo.com...
Information about Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens - the famous Mark Twain. Also, this site provides a webcam view of his home and a satellite view of the town.

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Bill of Rights
http://www.archives....
This site allows the student to read the Bill of Rights as it was written, as well as view the original document.

Learning Activities


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Judgment Day: For and Against Freedom
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This lesson uses a program segment and primary sources to deepen understanding of the militant phase of anti-slavery activism inspired by the pamphlets, newspapers, speeches, and organized campaigns of early 19th-century abolitionists. Students can perform guided research into the lives and ideologies of famous abolitionists, notably women abolitionists, and create fictional dialogues between them.

Teacher Tools


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Slave Literature in a New America
http://www.pbs.org/w...
America's journey through slavery is presented in four parts, each with a historical narrative, a resource bank, and a teacher's guide. Compliments of PBS.

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Mark Twain's Hometown
http://www.hanmo.com...
Information about Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens - the famous Mark Twain. Also, this site provides a webcam view of his home and a satellite view of the town.

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Bill of Rights
http://www.archives....
This site allows the student to read the Bill of Rights as it was written, as well as view the original document.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Today is the International Day of Peace.     
Description: Students brainstorm a list of current conflicts and why people fight. Groups discuss and present possible solutions and create posters that promote their particular solution.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was integrated in 1957.     
Description: After viewing some footage from the actual event, students jot down thoughts and feelings of the Little Rock Nine. Students then write a bio-poem that might have been written by one of these students on this historic day.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.     
Description: Students make believe that the year is 1955 and they just heard about Parks' arrest. Students write newspaper editorials with their points of view on segregation.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Amelia Earhart completed her solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland in 1935.     
Description: Students explore the definition of a hero and use the interactive Venn diagram to identify the most common characteristics of a hero.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in 1805.     
Description: Students look at Kenneth Holder's paintings of the Lewis and Clark trail and transform their notes into a descriptive paragraph as if they were a member of the expedition.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11,12



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