Learning Tasks

Developed by master teachers, based on standards, tasks for students are provided for each story for quick engagement with the stories on a deeper, reflective, critical-thinking level.

A primary source is a first-hand document, a recording, an artifact, or other source of information that was created during the event or the time peri...

A primary source is a first-hand document, a recording, an artifact, or other source of information that was created during the event or the time peri...

Most children have heard the ghoulish nursery rhyme "Lizzie Borden took an axe -Gave her mother forty whacks-When she saw what she had done-She gave h...

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in the world, yet he saw no success during his lifetime. As you read the story of his life, read th...

Students will read the text then write 10 sentences analyzing the text and drawing inferences about how hard it was for the Wright brothers to learn t...

From this story, examine differing accounts of the topic from sources provided in the text or the media assets (use the "MediaStream" on the right). A...

Identify at least one character in a story who has multiple or conflicting motivations. In a presentation of no more than 5 minutes, a paper of 300-50...

After reading the story, chose two or more central idea and create an outline of the development of each idea. Submit the outline with a paragraph com...

Provide an objective summary of a story. Include how its central idea emerges and develops, as well as how it is shaped and refined by specific detail...

Read all Ten Chapters. Compare and Contrast the laws of Hammurabi with America's laws today. Compare and Contrast the reign of Hammurabi with the reig...

Read Chapters 1-6 and describe Hammurabi and his affect on the people in his Empire. Compare and Contrast Hammurabi's laws with laws of America today ...

Read the Story and analyze how the story develops through out the chapters. How do the linked primary sources expand your view of the story? Write an ...

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