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How Technology Affects Our Society

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In our rapidly evolving technological landscape, the influence of technology on society is profound and multifaceted. From the ubiquity of smartphones to the integration of artificial intelligence, these advancements shape how we communicate, learn, and work. While technology fosters connectivity and innovation, it also raises concerns about privacy, social inequality, and ethical implications.

For high school students (grades 9-12), understanding the impact of technology is crucial for navigating the future. It prompts critical thinking about responsible usage, digital literacy, and the role of emerging technologies in shaping the fabric of our interconnected world.

Educational Goals

By the end of the instructional period, students should be able to:

Construct compelling arguments backed by substantial evidence to substantiate a claim. (ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1)
Engage in research activities to effectively address a posed question. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7)

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Conclusion

These learning objectives aim to equip students with essential skills in argumentative writing and research. Mastery of constructing well-supported claims and conducting effective research fosters critical thinking, analytical prowess, and articulate expression. These competencies not only enhance academic capabilities but also prepare students for challenges in future education and professional endeavors.

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The Perks of Being an Author

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The Perks of Being an Author
SubjectGRADES
Language Arts9-12

To Kill a Mockingbird is an American classic. Why is it so popular? This lesson explores how Harper Lee’s authorial decisions made her novel resonate with audiences across generations. Students will uncover the timeless appeal and enduring impact of Lee’s storytelling.

Learning Objectives

(ELA-LITERACY.RL11-12.3) Students will analyze the impact of the author’s choices on developing and relating elements of a story or drama, such as setting, action order, and character introduction and development.

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Conclusion

By examining Harper Lee’s authorial choices in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” students will understand how these decisions contribute to the novel’s lasting popularity and relevance. This analysis will enhance their appreciation of literature and its power to connect with readers across generations. For the full lesson plan, download the PDF.

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What are the Three Branches of Government?

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What are the Three Branches of Government?
SubjectGRADES
Social Studies6-8

This lesson introduces students to the three branches of government. They will explore the distinct functions of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches. Through creating foldables and engaging in performances, students will deepen their understanding of how each branch operates independently to maintain balance within the government.

Learning Objectives

  • ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7: Integrate visual information (e.g., charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
  • ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.10: By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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Conclusion

By the end of this lesson, students will have a solid understanding of the three branches of government and their distinct roles. By creating foldable and interactive performances, they will reinforce their knowledge and demonstrate their ability to integrate visual and textual information. This hands-on approach ensures that students can independently comprehend and retain key concepts in social studies.

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Natural Selection

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Natural Selection
SubjectGRADES
Science9-12

Animals adapt to their environment through natural selection. This process leads to the development of beneficial traits, helping students understand why and how these changes occur.

Learning Objectives

(HS-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity)
Students will construct evidence-based explanations of how natural selection leads to population adaptation.

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Conclusion

Understanding natural selection helps explain how animals adapt to their environments. By studying this process, students gain insight into the mechanisms of evolution and the diversity of life. For the complete lesson plan, download the PDF.

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