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Analyzing and Podcasting About Images of Oscar Wilde
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Students analyze images of Oscar Wilde used to publicize his 1882 American lecture tour. They then compare a caricature to another researched image, sharing this analysis in a podcast.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Appearance vs. Reality
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Students will consider the difference what is shared online and what might be going unshared.  What you see is not always what is real.  This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?".

Subject:
Communication
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Dana John
Beth Clothier
John Sadzewicz
Angela Anderson
Date Added:
06/14/2020
Artists, Information Literacy & Climate Change
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This unit explores the various ways information and ideas about climate change are presented through a variety of media. This includes the evaluation of social media posts, research into climate change issues, and an exploration of contemporary art and artists. This was designed and taught in an honors 9th grade English Language Arts Classroom by Dr. Tavia Quaid in response to student interest in climate change and to reinforce key information literacy skills.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Measurement and Data
Reading Informational Text
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Shana Ferguson
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Biddy Mason (1818-1891) - HS
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In this history lesson, students learn about the epic life and exemplary character of Biddy Mason, a woman who was born into slavery in the Deep South, walked to California as part of a pioneer caravan, fought for her freedom in court, and died a millionaire real-estate investor in Los Angeles. In addition to the highs and lows of Biddy’s dramatic life, this lesson asks students to study how she demonstrated the virtues of courage and charity, both in securing freedom for herself and her family and, later, using her fortune to invest in her community and provide relief to poor Californians of all races and religions.The Woodson Center's Black History and Excellence curriculum is based on the Woodson Principles and tells the stories of Black Americans whose tenacity and resilience enabled them to overcome adversity and make invaluable contributions to our country. It also teaches character and decision-making skills that equip students to take charge of their futures. These lessons in Black American excellence are free and publicly available for all.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Curriculum Team
Date Added:
06/24/2024
Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?
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Christopher Columbus is one of the most controversial figures in history.  By some, he is viewed as a grand explorer who opened up new areas for European conquest and profit.  But by others, he is viewed as a butcher, who brought disease, and who's actions began the destruction of an entire continent's population.  This lesson will show you two different views of Columbus so that you can draw your own conclusions about whether we should celebrate Columbus or not.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Dowell
Date Added:
05/31/2018
Civics and Government Lessons
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These lessons concern the United States Constitution Article 1 concerning the establishment and purpose of the Legislative Branch of the three branches of the US Government.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Pamela Raines
Date Added:
07/13/2022
Clickbait - Who's It For?
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Students will be able to identify what is clickbait, and how it is used once the viewer engages. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website called "Who Am I Online?"

Subject:
Communication
Educational Technology
Marketing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Beth Clothier
Angela Anderson
Dana John
John Sadzewicz
Date Added:
06/13/2020
Columbus and the Clash of Cultures
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In small groups and class discussion, students share knowledge about Christopher Columbus and his voyages, learn about the impact of Columbus, and consider some ecological and political results of the encounter.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Author:
Maxine Phillips
Date Added:
10/08/2014
Congo Square: Creating Cultural Community Spaces
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In this lesson, djembefola Weedie Braimah will introduce students to the cultural traditions of drumming in Congo Square. Students will collaboratively plan and design a community “Square” that represents a collective cultural space.

- Discuss the western African music traditions of Congo Square in New Orleans.
- Describe the essence and purpose of Congo Square.
- Examine personal, social, and cultural identities.
- Identify personal, social, and cultural traditions.
- Design a common cultural community space for expressing music, history, and culture.
- Present cultural community space concepts to an audience.

Preservation Hall Lessons is designed for all K-12 teachers or educational professionals that want to foster the culture and history of New Orleans music genres. The lessons can be integrated into general content areas like Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science, or beginning to advanced Music Education studies.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Preservation Hall Foundation
Weedie Braimah
Date Added:
09/21/2023
Conveying important information concisely in public speaking and interviews
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This public speaking lesson focuses on presenting and conveying important information, details, facts, and opinions in a concise manner. This lesson presents several different real-world situations where students are asked to share their perspectives, experiences, and stories where they are to give supporting details and facts that are important to the context of different social interactions (talking with peers, colleagues, community, interviews, etc). With the creation of this lesson, different level options of technology integration are offered to allow for flexibility and modifications for this lesson to best serve various classrooms and their students (low tech, medium tech, and high tech options). This lesson will help students analyze a social interaction and/or topic and have them clearly and concisely give an authentic response.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Higher Education
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
07/23/2020
Conveying important information concisely in public speaking and interviews
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This public speaking lesson focuses on presenting and conveying important information, details, facts, and opinions in a concise manner. This lesson presents several different real-world situations where students are asked to share their perspectives, experiences, and stories where they are to give supporting details and facts that are important to the context of different social interactions (talking with peers, colleagues, community, interviews, etc). With the creation of this lesson, different level options of technology integration are offered to allow for flexibility and modifications for this lesson to best serve various classrooms and their students (low tech, medium tech, and high tech options). This lesson will help students analyze a social interaction and/or topic and have them clearly and concisely give an authentic response.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Higher Education
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
04/05/2019
Deepfakes: Exploring Media Manipulation
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Students examine what deepfakes are and consider the deeper civic and ethical implications of deepfake technology. In an age of easy image manipulation, this lesson fosters critical thinking skills that empower students to question how we can mitigate the impact of doctored media content. This lesson plan includes a slide deck and brainstorm sheet for classroom use.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Film and Music Production
General Law
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Speaking and Listening
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
08/05/2019
Deepfakes: Exploring Media Manipulation
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Students examine what deepfakes are and consider the deeper civic and ethical implications of deepfake technology. In an age of easy image manipulation, this lesson fosters critical thinking skills that empower students to question how we can mitigate the impact of doctored media content. This lesson plan includes a slide deck and brainstorm sheet for classroom use.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Film and Music Production
General Law
History
Law
Political Science
Social Science
Speaking and Listening
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
04/04/2022
Digital Media Literacy in English Language Arts
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This resource provides a description and links to the original materials for a multi-day unit created by teacher-librarians at Highline Public Schools. The unit shows 9th grade students how to access, analyze, evaluate, and cite information sources.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
English Language Arts
Information Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Lesley James
Kim Meschter
Meghan Terwillegar
Kelli McSheehy
Date Added:
04/13/2022
Elijah McCoy (1844-1929) - HS
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In this history lesson, students learn about the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of Elijah McCoy, a prolific inventor who held 57 patents, mostly on designs related to locomotives. Born in Canada and educated in Scotland, he spent most of his professional life in and around Detroit, Michigan, working in the railroad industry while also continuing to produce new inventions. The son of escaped slaves, McCoy overcame early discrimination to become an internationally respected authority in his field. By the time of his death, McCoy was widely celebrated by his contemporaries as a leader and model for Black America in the first generation after Emancipation. This lesson asks students to consider how McCoy’s life experiences led him create such important innovations and ask why his inventions were so highly valued by manufacturers and consumers. The Woodson Center's Black History and Excellence curriculum is based on the Woodson Principles and tells the stories of Black Americans whose tenacity and resilience enabled them to overcome adversity and make invaluable contributions to our country. It also teaches character and decision-making skills that equip students to take charge of their futures. These lessons in Black American excellence are free and publicly available for all.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Curriculum Team
Date Added:
06/24/2024
Examining Human Compassion (Remix) Day 1: Defining Compassion and Morality
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FOCUS QUESTIONIs compassion the basis for morality?STUDENT OUTCOMESStudents will:examine and interpret the definitions of morality and compassion as presented in a variety of textsread, analyze, and discuss quotations and/or multimedia sourceswrite an original definition of a moral person (This definition will be used later in an argument paper which cites Atticus Finch's acts of compassion as evidence of his morality.) Image source: "Mockingbird" by skeeze on Pixabay.com.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
April Fleming
MSDE Admin
Kathleen Maher-Baker
Date Added:
06/27/2018
Examining Human Compassion (Remix) Days 3-6: Southern Gothic Literature
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During days 3-6 of the unit, students will complete a short, focused research assignment to learn about the characteristics of Sourthern Gothic Literature and to begin to view To Kill a Mockingbird through that lens.  As is true with the rest of the unit, the three day time frame is a suggestion only and can be adjusted based on your schedule and the needs of the students.Image source: "Mockingbird" by skeeze on Pixabay.com.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
April Fleming
MSDE Admin
Kathleen Maher-Baker
Date Added:
06/27/2018
Exploring the Japanese American WWII experience through documentary film
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These short films by Stourwater Pictures are accompanied by activities for classroom and remote teaching and learning about the story of Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration on Bainbridge Island and Washington State.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kari Tally
OSPI Social Studies
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Global Nomads Group: Barriers to Access Education with Girl Rising Executive Producer, Tom Yellin (One Week Lesson Plan)
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Highlighting the film, Girl Rising, this curriculum seeks to examine the barriers that prevent children, specifically girls, from accessing education. The curriculum engages students in a critical discussion of: "How do we, as youth, create solutions to overcome the challenges of access to education?"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Date Added:
03/31/2015