Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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...

Manage Social Media Lesson Plan: NewsFeed Defenders Game

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Students manage a social media site, including spotting and reporting dubious posts, engaging with the community, ensuring posted articles are on topic, growing traffic, and more....

Memorial Day Lesson Plan: Make a Tribute Movie

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP features and resources about Memorial Day, including who the day honors, how and why it was established, and how we celebrate. ...

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...

Harvey Milk Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Persuasive Speech

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Harvey Milk, an iconic leader of the gay rights movement in the 1970s. Using what they learn about Mi...

Marco Polo Lesson Plan: Write a Diary

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about the 13th century merchant Marco Polo and his adventurous journey along the Silk Road and deep into Asia. ...

Alexander Hamilton Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Persuasive Speech

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Alexander Hamilton.  Using what they learn about this hardworking Founding Father and about federalis...

Persuade a Jury: We the Jury Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called We the Jury, in which they take on the role of a juror in a civil case. Their challenge is to analyze the evidence and use i...

Run a County Lesson Plan: Counties Work Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Counties Work, in which they play the role of county official, helping fellow citizens while managing taxes and local emerge...

Making a Difference Lesson Plan: Activate

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play Activate, a game in which they take on the role of citizens making positive changes in their communities. After selecting an issue, they t...