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

Sonia Sotomayor Lesson Plan: Learn about the important roles and contributions of individuals to U.S. history

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Sonia Sotomayor, and addresses the standard of examining the contributions of people of Hispanic heritage to American society. Students demonstrate understan...

Halloween Lesson Plan: Recognizeconnections and differences between the origins of Halloween

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic, Halloween and builds understanding of how Halloween developed from its ancient Celtic roots the way it is celebrated today. Students demonstrate understandi...

Bullying Lesson Plan: Manage and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Bullying and supports students in identifying constructive ways for managing and resolving interpersonal conflicts, such as bullying. Students demonstrate un...

Salem Witch Trials Lesson Plan: Explain role of Puritanism in shaping New England communities

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic  Salem Witch Trials, and supports students' in analyzing the role of Puritanism in shaping the values of New England communities. Students demonstrate unders...

Plagiarism Lesson Plan: Integrate information from sources while avoiding plagiarism

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Plagiarism, and supports the standard of integrating information from various sources while avoiding plagiarism. Students demonstrate understanding through a...

Copyright Lesson Plan: Explain the role of copyright in creative works

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Copyright, and supports students in recognizing the role of copyright in producing and using creative works. Students demonstrate understanding through a var...

Media Literacy Lesson Plan: Digital Literacy

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Media Literacy, and supports the standard of evaluating how point of view and purpose shape content in different media.  Students demonstrate understanding t...

Cyberbullying Lesson Plan: Digital Literacy

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Cyberbullying, and supports the standard of identifying and describing unsafe actions online. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creativ...

Online Sources Lesson Plan: Analyze online sources for reliability

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Online Sources, and supports the standard of discerning bias and reliability from sources on the Internet. Students demonstrate understanding through a varie...

Social Media Lesson Plan: Digital Literacy

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Social Media, and supports the standard of describing the persistence of digital information and effectively managing digital identities. Students demonstrat...