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Alarm as the Clock Ticks Toward 2000
Students explore how various people and businesses are reacting to the potential technological problems that may occur when the year 2000 arrives. They read and compare two related New York Times articles and share their own views of the Y2K issue
Young scholars explore the technological problems faced in various critical sectors of society such as personal finance, safety, transportation, energy, and health care as they relate to the Year 2000 computer problem. they read and discuss the article, "Year 200 Computer Problems May Get an Alibi" by Barnaby J. Feder.
Squashing the Millennium Bug
Students evaluate the roles that technology plays in the many aspects of daily life in our technological world and the potential problems that may arise due to the Year 2000 situation.
Golf Statistics for the Year 2000
Learners use statistical data on professional golfers from the year 2000 to complete the lesson. In this golf statistics lesson, students follow the directions on the golf statistics worksheet to learn about golf and then complete a spreadsheet assignment for the data.
Students reflect on the events of the year 2000 by creating timelines that note memorable events in the news and in their won private lives. They combine individual timelines into a larger classroom timeline.
Breaking News English; US-UK Special Relationship
Students read about the relationship the United States has with the United Kingdom as it relates to countries in the world being peaceful allies with each other. In this U.S. and United Kingdom lesson, students complete a table about their country's relationships. Students then complete synonym and a phrase match game. Students then listen and fill in the gaps of missing words.
Energy and Cars: What Does the Future Hold?
Learners examine alternative energy. In this research based lesson, students study alternative energy and how it will influence transportation in the future. They will write a report and give an oral presentation of their findings.
Hindsight is 20/20: Populists Advise Progressives
Students role play as Populist leaders and "advise" a group of newly founded Progressives about one of a specific list of topics. Then the Progressive personas speak about the success of their own reform efforts over the past decade.
Astronomy as a Career
In this astronomy as a career worksheet, students use 2 graphs to answer 4 questions about the number of PhDs awarded, the number of PhD's awarded compared to Bachelor's degrees in astronomy and factors that might be involved in the stimulation of interest in astronomy careers since 1985.
A Picture of Health
Students explore why Americans failed to meet health goals for the year 2000 and ways in which Americans can shape up to meet the 2010 goals. They maintain a food and exercise diary for one week, evaluate their nutrition and exercise habits.
The Garbage Problem
Students examine and analyze data. In this data analysis lesson, students explore data about garbage production and graphically represent data from a tale in a scatter plot. Students extrapolate from the given data set and design a plan to address the garbage problem.
ESL Holiday Lessons: Malaria Awareness Day
In this ESL reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about World Malaria Awareness Day. Students answer 100 varied questions about the text. There are links provided for online exercises and MP3 listening as well.
Mitosis and Cancer - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students are able to see onion root cells undergoing mitosis underneath a light microscope and determine the phase of mitosis the cells are in. They draw a sketch of the mitotic cells. Students explore the phases of mitosis and the cell cycle. They explore why cells undergo mitosis and how uncontrolled cell division leads to cancer.
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of American Idol and the controversy that surrounds the broadcast. They conduct research using a variety of resources and write paragraphs that state opinions about the popular show.
In this famous person learning exercise, students read a passage about Aishwarya Bachchan and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
In this famous people instructional activity, students read a passage about Tiger Woods and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Apple Now World’s Most Valuable Brand
Students read an article about Apple overtaking Google as the most valuable brand in the world and complete several activities regarding the topic. In this ESL lesson, students explore brand names as they pertain to products people purchase. Students complete a true and false listening activity. Students also complete a synonym match and phrase match activity.
What is the outlook for rice worldwide?
Fourth graders discover the global rice trade. in this rice lesson, 4th graders view how much rice different countries produce and who imports this item. They research rice imports and write an essay on this topic.
Influences on Musical Styles
Students discuss music of other eras students discuss the influence of elements such as politics, social events, etc. on music of the time. They examine the cause and effect of musical diversity after watching a video segment: "Behind the Music."
The second Saturday of September is recognized annually as World First Aid Day. For this First Aid Day worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, unscramble words and sentences, put phrases in order, write discussion questions and conduct a survey. A homework assignment synthesizes student research, and the informational passage is available to hear through a link on the site.