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100 Years of Solitude, Part 1 | Crash Course Literature
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100 Years of Solitude, Part 1 | Crash Course Literature

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In Part 1 of this 2 part resource from Crash Course Literature, ...

In Part 1 of this 2 part resource from Crash Course Literature, students will learn about Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, 100 Years of Solitude. Students will focus on the Buendia family and their many generations of people with the same names, as well as the fascinating way the author thinks about time, and how time is represented in the book.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
05/17/2017
49 Up: Lesson Plan: Create and Review Biographical Profiles
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49 Up: Lesson Plan: Create and Review Biographical Profiles

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In this lesson based on the PBS POV documentary 49 Up, students ...

In this lesson based on the PBS POV documentary 49 Up, students will create two profiles of their own lives, one for age seven and one for age 14. Another student will then review these profiles and identify factors that may have brought about changes during this stage of life.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
04/19/2017
Academic Vocabulary in the Common Core: High School Language Arts

Academic Vocabulary in the Common Core: High School Language Arts

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This three-part video demonstrates a lesson plan for teaching vocabulary in context ...

This three-part video demonstrates a lesson plan for teaching vocabulary in context of literature. Part one shows an introductory activity to get students thinking about the words used in the text - in this case, Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Parts two and three elaborate and show a small group discussion about the words and the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity 1: Breeding Bunnies

Activity 1: Breeding Bunnies

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In this simulation activity, students will examine natural selection in a small ...

In this simulation activity, students will examine natural selection in a small population of wild rabbits.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
WGBH
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity 2: Flashy Fish

Activity 2: Flashy Fish

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In this simulation activity, students will collect data, formulate a hypothesis, and ...

In this simulation activity, students will collect data, formulate a hypothesis, and run a series of experiments in order to discover the interplay between natural selection and sexual selection in a wild population of guppies.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
WGBH
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity 5: Heart to Heart
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Activity 5: Heart to Heart

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In this activity, students will compare ways to measure heart rate and ...

In this activity, students will compare ways to measure heart rate and build their own stethoscopes to learn how exercise affects heart rate.

Subject:
Health
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
06/19/2017
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 2 | Crash Course Literature
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 2 | Crash Course Literature

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In this Crash Course Literature resource, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part ...

In this Crash Course Literature resource, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 2: The Raft, the River, and the Weird Ending of Huckleberry Finn, students will explore the metaphors in the book, a little bit about what the metaphors like the Island and the River and the Raft might mean, and why one should pay attention to said metaphors. Students will also look at the ending of the book, which a lot of people believe isn't up to the standards of the rest of the novel.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
05/17/2017
Alexander Graham Bell | Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher
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Alexander Graham Bell | Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher

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In this lesson, students will learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s work as ...

In this lesson, students will learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s work as a scientist and a humanitarian. After watching a biographical video, they will examine sketches Bell drew of his early telephone and read a kind letter written by Bell to his close friend Helen Keller. The lesson culminates with students creating their own Bell-inspired invention.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Alexander Hamilton | Lawyer, Writer, and Founding Father
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Alexander Hamilton | Lawyer, Writer, and Founding Father

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In this lesson, students will learn about the humble beginnings, prolific writing, ...

In this lesson, students will learn about the humble beginnings, prolific writing, and remarkable accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton. After watching a biographical video, they will examine a memorial portrait of Hamilton and read excerpts from his best-known work, The Federalist Papers. Using their newfound knowledge of Hamilton, they will brainstorm ideas for their own version of a Broadway show based on his life.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
All Things Change

All Things Change

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In this activity, students will connect the idea behind a choral piece ...

In this activity, students will connect the idea behind a choral piece - change - with its musical characteristics, using appropriate musical terminology such as rhythm, tempo, and dynamics. They will then work in groups to create short pieces that express similar feelings.

Subject:
Arts Education
Music
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Provider:
PBS
Author:
PBS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Alpha Pig's Cake
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Alpha Pig's Cake

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In this video, students join Super Readers as they help bake a ...

In this video, students join Super Readers as they help bake a cake by following directions. Students learn that the steps to baking are to get the ingredients, measure and mix, and then bake. With the assistance of Alpha Pig, the Super Readers are able to use their spelling skills to find the ingredients necessary to make the cake. Alpha Pig is able to identify the different ingredients on the shelf by looking for the first letter of the word.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
PBS
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
04/23/2018
Amelia Earhart | Aviator, Record-breaker, and Activist
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Amelia Earhart | Aviator, Record-breaker, and Activist

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In this lesson, students will learn about Amelia Earhart’s groundbreaking career as ...

In this lesson, students will learn about Amelia Earhart’s groundbreaking career as a female aviator. After viewing a video about her life, students will examine her first pilot’s license and will read a letter she wrote to an aspiring aviator. The lesson concludes with students designing a compass rose to honor Earhart’s legacy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Icons
Date Added:
04/04/2018
The American Flag
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The American Flag

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In this lesson, students learn about the American Flag, its history, what ...

In this lesson, students learn about the American Flag, its history, what the symbols represent, and the proper way to display it. Students discuss how the American Flag has played a part in recent events and choose one or more of the American Flag activities for wearing, sharing, or displaying.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
06/26/2017
American Icons: Walt Whitman | Journalist and Poet
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American Icons: Walt Whitman | Journalist and Poet

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In this video resource from American Icons, students will learn how Walt ...

In this video resource from American Icons, students will learn how Walt Whitman was a progressive voice and innovative writer during a critical period of change in the United States. In the midst of the Civil War, his poetic and journalistic works, spanning topics from the personal to the political, marked the start of a new era for American literature. Through an examination of primary sources and watching a short video, students will learn about Whitman’s love for and criticism of the United States.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
05/17/2017
American Icons: Walt Whitman | Journalist and Poet: Lesson Plan
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American Icons: Walt Whitman | Journalist and Poet: Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan from American Icons, students will learn about Walt ...

In this lesson plan from American Icons, students will learn about Walt Whitman’s brave actions and highly regarded writings. After viewing a video about his life, students will examine the frontispiece and title page of an early edition of Leaves and Grass and will analyze one of its most famous poems. The lesson concludes with students writing an updated version of “I Hear America Singing” reflecting what they have learned about Whitman’s beliefs about our country.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
05/17/2017
American Mosaic

American Mosaic

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In this lesson from PBS, students will examine the immigrant experience in ...

In this lesson from PBS, students will examine the immigrant experience in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the ways in which it underscores America's fickle attitude?a mix of pride and ambivalence?toward a growing influx of the foreign born. Objectives: -Determine reasons people emigrate to the United States -Note several of the nations from which people emigrated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries -Chart patterns of immigration throughout America's history -Describe the experiences of those immigrants arriving at Ellis Island -Recognize the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty in the immigrant experience -Explore life and work in America at the turn of the 20th century. -Examine policies and laws that sought to limit immigration. *FILM IS SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS LESSON.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
Pioneer and Birch Lane School
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Arranging Desk: Factors and Multiples| Cyberchase

Arranging Desk: Factors and Multiples| Cyberchase

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This video resource will reinforce students' understanding of rows and columns in ...

This video resource will reinforce students' understanding of rows and columns in arrays. Towards the end of the video, factors of 24 are discussed. You may opt not to show this portion of the video as it is not a part of the second grade standard.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
02/26/2019