Submitted by rdevries on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 2:34pm.
This learning object will have your students reading the resource ' Founding Father's Library' online and realize that the ideas embodied in the Constitution didn't come from a vacuum. The Founding Fathers leaned on the writings of these earlier thinkers that are quoted in the attached resource.
Submitted by rdevries on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 2:30pm.
This learning object will give your students an opportunity to think critically about the bill of rights in real life situations and leverage technology in such a way that they can learn in a fun and engaging way. The students will begin by studying the Bill of Rights at the link below, then the class will play the Kahoot Quiz online using any digital device with an internet connection.
Submitted by rdevries on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 2:06pm.
This lesson will guide your students into a deeper understanding of how the three main branches of the American government check and balance each other. This activity can be utilized ideally in a classroom setting but could also conceivably be moved online in the form of a google plus or skype exercise.
Submitted by rdevries on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 1:59pm.
This lesson will require students to glean all the purposes that the founding fathers embedded into the preamble, and then by contemplating upon what life is like in America today, grade our country on the completion of these goals. The lesson can be conducted in class, or online in the LMS of your choosing.
Submitted by kcontant on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:58pm.
For this lesson, students will review the different types of figurative language. Then they will watch videos on how figurative language is used in popular movies and music. After they analyze why figurative language is used often in popular media, they will create their own figurative language.
Submitted by kcontant on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:52pm.
Grammar works better in conjunction with writing! For this unit, students will work together to review the parts of speech in grammar. They will then take that knowledge to collaboratively research a persuasive paper on why grammar should or should not be taught in school.
Submitted by kcontant on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 1:40pm.
In preparation for research, students will learn the difference between a secondary and primary source through class discussion, a video, and a game. They will analyze why it is often important to have both sources in a research paper. Students will then begin to find quality primary and secondary sources on 9/11.