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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Collaboration of Sites and Sounds: Using Wikis to Catalog Protest Songs
    This lesson makes a connection to popular culture by asking students to research and analyze contemporary and historic protest songs and to catalogue them in a class wiki.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages
    Students explore using electronic messaging and Internet abbreviations for specific purposes and examine the importance of using a more formal style of writing based on their audience.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 15
    Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, was born in 1939.
    After students have read one of Brian Jacques' Redwall stories, a class newspaper is created based on the story.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 1
    CNN debuted as the first television news network in 1980.
    Students brainstorm a list of modern news sources and from previous centuries. Groups then research one of these sources and create a timeline showing the evolution of news.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 3
    Jesse James robs the Obocock Bank in 1871.
    Students listen to folksongs and related information about Jesse James, and then research James' life and write new folk songs about James or another famous outlaw.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 14
    June 14 is Flag Day in the U.S.
    Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Stairway to Heaven: Examining Metaphor in Popular Music
    Students explore figurative language by examining the lyrics of popular songs.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age
    Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Changing Times, Changing Literacies
    This book shows you how to move away from reliance exclusively on print and incorporate multiliteracies into your classroom.