Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

Barack Obama Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Barack Obama, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section.   OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate ...

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Abraham Lincoln, and can be completed over several class periods. See suggested times for each section. OBJECTIVES Students will: Activate prior k...

Race to Ratify Lesson Plan: Race to Ratify Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Race to Ratify that brings them back in time to 1787 and into the heated national debate between the Federalists and Anti-Fe...

Mission US Lesson Plan: For Crown or Colony?

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, centers around Mission US: For Crown or Colony?, a game in which students take on the role of an apprentice to a newspaper printer in Boston in 1770--a tim...

Mission US: Up from the Dust Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12,  centers around the simulation Mission US: Up from the Dust, which provides young people with an experiential understanding of the enormous hardships facin...

National Parks Lesson Plan: Research a National Park

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about America’s National Parks, from the history of why they were established to how they provide s...

Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Research a Civil Rights Event or Leader

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Motown Lesson Plan: Write a Review

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about the birth of Motown, its role in racial integration of popular entertainment, and how it became the “soun...

Applying the Law Lesson Plan: Your Bill of Rights Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Your Bill of Rights, in which they run a law firm specializing in cases pertaining to the Bill of Rights. They challenge is ...

Balancing the Federal Budget Lesson Plan: People’s Pie Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called People's Pie that challenges them to balance the federal budget. Students must fund important government programs without se...