Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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...

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of govern...

Be an Informed Voter: Cast Your Vote Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Cast Your Vote, a game in which they experience the different ways to evaluate candidates running for office, such as political debates, re...

Legislator Role Play Lesson Plan: Represent Me!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play a game called Represent Me!, in which they take on the role of a legislator seeking re-election. They review and categorize legislation, ap...

Reducing the National Debt Lesson Plan: The Fiscal Ship Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, features the game The Fiscal Ship, from our partners the Hutchins Center at Brookings and the Serious Games Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The ga...

Cell Division Process Lesson Plan: Control of the Cell Cycle Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, challenges students to use what they know about cell division to play a game in which they control cell division from inside a cell’s nucleus. They must mak...

Rachel Carson Lesson Plan: Design a Time Zone X Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and conservationist whose famous book Silent Spring is credited for...

Fighting Off Infection Lesson Plan: Immune System Defender Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, challenges students to use what they know and explore the immune system by playing a game in which they keep an infection from invading a body. The first m...

Organs and Body Systems Lesson Plan: The Guts and Bolts Game

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In this organs and body systems lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the primary functions of various body systems. Students will also explore the...

Digestive System Lesson Plan: Build-A-Body Game

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In this digestive system lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to learn about the organs and organ substructures of the human digestive system....