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Compare & Contrast Map

Compare & Contrast Map
This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic on the right that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. Descriptive Video: Using Media Technology to Enhance Writing Boars and Baseball: Making Connections

What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler The Hero Archetype in Literature, Religion, and Popular Culture: (along with a useful PowerPoint presentation teachers can download at this URL: )Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (users embark on their own hero's journey): American Masters Lesson from PBS for Teachers on George Lucas, the Power of Myth, and the Hero's Journey: an interactive approach to the Hero's Journey: of course, information about Joseph Campbell's works on the subject, on the Joseph Campbell Foundation site:The Hero With A Thousand Faces Hero's Journey (semi-biographical film):

Flip Book The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets. Students can choose from nine different layouts for the pages of their books (shown left). Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Stapleless Book The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless! Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose RWT Flip Book The Flip Book app is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books. Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity | August 13 The first English printer, William Caxton, was born on this day in 1422.

Welcome to Immigration Did You Know? Emigrant and immigrant are related words Learn more The invention of steamships transformed immigration Learn more Most of the immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island were from eastern and southern Europe. In many cases, they came to escape the poverty and religious intolerance that existed in small towns in countries such as Italy, Poland, and Russia. They began their journey to America on foot, horseback, or train. Many trekked hundreds of miles across Europe to get to a seaport. The trip across the Atlantic Ocean lasted one to two weeks. As many as 3,000 people crowded the ships. Traveling in Europe was often difficult. Immigrants traveled from Europe to America by steamship. Ships were crowded with thousands of passengers. Children wave the flag of their new country. Passengers make time for dancing aboard the ship. Photo: The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

Persuasion Map Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage. Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan Persuade Me in Five Slides! After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing Compare & Contrast Map The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays. Essay Map Persuasion Rubric

Maui Street: Annette Sykes, Maori Elite and Neo Liberalism I have an enormous amount of respect for Annette Sykes and I like to think I have more than a few things in common with her. She was born and bred in Kawerau and witnessed “a thriving mill town reduced to a community that is dependant on the diminishing generosity of the welfare state”. This experience shaped her perspective. I was also born in Kawerau (in 1991) and I grew up witnessing the horrifying consequences of Ruth Richardson’s neo liberal fantasies and this experience shaped my perspective. Whenever I came back from boarding school and now university I always take time to reflect on the damage two decades of neo liberal policies have had on the town. But anyway Annette recently delivered the annual Bruce Jesson lecture and spoke about ‘The Politics of the Brown Table’. Much of her address is a harsh critique of the so called ‘iwi elite’ and their neo liberal agenda. Neo liberalism makes our people sick. Annette also discussed iwi authorities. Hat tip Te Whaainga Wahine

Critical Race Theory Resource Guide Critical Race Theory Resource Guide Critical Race Theory has its roots in the more established fields of anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, and politics. The notions of social construction and reality of race and discrimination are ever-present in the writings of known contemporary critical race theorists, such as Derrick Bell, Mari Matsuda, Richard Delgado, Kimberlie Crenshaw, and William Tate, as well as pioneers in the field, including W.E.B. DuBois and Max Weber. This guide was designed to assist upper-level undergraduate level students using the resources usually found in a research university library. This field has its roots firmly planted in American soils, mainly due to the racial makeup of our country. Bibliographies & Indexes Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Electronic Databases & Internet Resources Suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings & Books Bibliographies & Indexes Bridging the Gap: Examining Polarity in America edited by Nancy L. PAIS International