Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

World Cup Lesson Plan: Create a Promo

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the World Cup--the world’s biggest sporting event. They’ll find out how countries qualify to c...

Word Problem Lesson Plan: Riddle Books Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, features Riddle Books, a math game that challenges students to solve algebra word problems by constructing visual models, and deriving equations from those ...

Skeletal System Lesson Plan: Build-a-Body Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students use the drag-and-drop game Build-a-Body: Skeletal System to assemble a skeletal system from the major bones of the human body and discover how t...

Paths to Citizenship Lesson Plan: Immigration Nation Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features a game called Immigration Nation. This game challenges students to use information they’re provided to determine whether newcomers to America are e...

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...

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...

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...

Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan: Digital Compass

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, features the innovative game Digital Compass, in which players explore how decisions they make in their digital lives affect other aspects of their lives. ...

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...