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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (3) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
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This lesson plan teaches To Kill a Mockingbird from a historic perspective. It has very useful ideas dealing with connecting the novel to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Storytelling with StoryCorps
http://cdn.storycorp...
Introduces students to the history and mission of StoryCorps. Teaches basic skills in interviewing and storytelling. Includes a list of recommended recordings, organized by themes of relevance and interest to young people.

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Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday Lesson Plan
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This lesson helps students learn about lynching and its relationship to racism in American history and to appreciate the ways in which jazz contributed to the political awareness of the American public.

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This I Believe: Science
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Students write "This I Believe" essays about the ocean. Students will listen to a podcast from Science Friday on the "State of the Oceans" as a springboard for writing.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Poems
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Comparing three songs with symbolic meanings about the past, present and future and then writing poems.

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The Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird
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This lesson plan for To Kill a Mockingbird includes lessons on figurative language, character development, symbols, and themes. It also includes handouts on Harper Lee, the civil rights movement, and the Great Depression.

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Literature Exhibits
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In this lesson, students consider the ways the author Orhan Pamuk uses objects as inspiration in his novel, “The Museum of Innocence,” and create museum exhibits to reflect the themes, characters and plot lines of works they are currently studying in class.

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Needy or Greedy Seniors
http://www.criticalc...
This clip offers a look at our country's expense for caring for the elderly. This is a great companion to The Giver to stimulate class discussion regarding society's obligations to the elderly. A teacher guide for the video is available here http://stosselintheclassroom.org/pdf/stossel_TeachersGuide_11.pdf

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Improve Your English
http://www.englishle...
Improve grammar, vocabulary and spoken English. Free English quizzes, exercises, lessons and videos are available for teachers and students.

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This I Believe: Science
http://writingfix.co...
Students write "This I Believe" essays about the ocean. Students will listen to a podcast from Science Friday on the "State of the Oceans" as a springboard for writing.

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Improve Your English
http://www.englishle...
Improve grammar, vocabulary and spoken English. Free English quizzes, exercises, lessons and videos are available for teachers and students.

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Improve Your English
http://www.englishle...
Improve grammar, vocabulary and spoken English. Free English quizzes, exercises, lessons and videos are available for teachers and students.

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Water Is Deadly!
http://cheezburger.c...
Inspire students to investigate the art of rhetoric using this picture. Use this as a springboard to discuss propaganda techniques and argument validity.

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