Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

Critical Reasoning Lesson Plan: Text Types and Purposes

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Critical Reasoning Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Critical Reasoning, and supports the standard of supporting claims with...

Research Lesson Plan: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Research Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Research, and supports the standard of gathering relevant information from multip...

Madam CJ Walker Lesson Plan: Individuals’ Contributions and Identities

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Madam CJ Walker Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Madam CJ Walker, and supports the standard of describing the lives and con...

Black Lives Matter Protests Lesson Plan: U.S. History

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Black Lives Matter Protests Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Black Lives Matter Protests, and supports the standard of under...

Hip-Hop and Rap Lesson Plan: Discover the origins of the genre

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Hip-Hop and Rap Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Hip-Hop and Rap, and supports the standard of describing diverse music sty...

Motown Lesson Plan: Culture

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Motown Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Motown, and supports the standard of recognizing the impact of musical genres and a...

John F. Kennedy Lesson Plan: Individuals’ Contributions and Identities

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the John F. Kennedy Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic John F. Kennedy, and supports the standard of understanding the impact of k...

Malcolm X Lesson Plan: Individuals’ Contributions and Identities

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Malcolm X Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Malcolm X, and supports the standard of understanding how individuals have contri...

Women’s Suffrage Lesson Plan: Time, Continuity, and Change

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Women’s Suffrage, and supports the standard of describing the impact of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of creative projects....

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan: Individuals’ Contributions and Identities

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*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Abraham Lincoln, and supports the standard of understanding how individuals...