Tuesday, April 28, 2009

U. S. Constitution Freebie

On this day in 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution. The following freebie allows students to access primary documents, identify arguments for and against the ratification of the Constitution, and produce a broadside in which they take a position on whether their state should ratify the Constitution. Would they have agreed with Maryland?

Title: The Constitution: Counter Revolution or National Salvation?
Suggested Grade: 11
Format: Online Lesson Plan
Availability: Available to all requesters
Source: Claudia Argyres and Jim Smith

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day Freebie

In honor of Earth Day, the following freebie is sure to help students learn more about how precious our environment is and how to preserve it.

Title: Charlie Chestnut Curriculum Manual
Suggested Grade: 4-8
Format: Downloadable Curriculum
Availability: Available to all requesters
Description: A complete curriculum manual for helping students learn more about this disappearing tree.
Source: The American Chestnut Foundation
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