Community in Crisis Educator Tools

Download everything you need from lesson plans to student materials for each episode.

Episode 7: "Sowing the Seeds"

 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

EPISODE CHALLENGE:
At Common Ground, a war is raging between the teens and seniors about what to do with the Community Garden. Both age groups want the garden to be profitable, but there’s disagreement over what to plant. Students must choose a business plan that makes sense—without upsetting either side of the generational divide.

TEACHER RESOURCES

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KEY VOCABULARY

MINI LESSON

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To-Do List
Cheat Sheet

Game Activity
Answer Key

Certificate of
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POST-GAME
CLASS
DISCUSSION
QUESTIONS

INTERVENTION
LESSON
RI.5.9

EXTENSION
ACTIVITIES

STUDENT RESOURCES

Prepare

MINI LESSON
WORKSHEETS

Apply

QUICKWRITE
GRAPHIC
ORGANIZER
(pdf)

QUICKWRITE
GRAPHIC
ORGANIZER
(Google Doc)

Source Document:
Email From
Clive Ellis

Extend

POST-GAME
DISCUSSION
QUESTIONS