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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness | Grades K–2 | Recurring Lesson

This lesson provides the “action piece” for any study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this project, students participate in Dr. King’s dream by doing 100 acts of kindness.


Voting! What’s It All About? | Grades 3–5 | Lesson Plan | Unit

Students explore a variety of sources for information about voting. They evaluate the information to determine if it is fact or opinion, and then create a graffiti wall about voting.


Developing Citizenship through Rhetorical Analysis | Grades 6–8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing.


Varying Views of America | Grades 9–12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

Students work together to analyze three poems about America with varying points of view.


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