21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources
Prepare learners to be critical thinkers and community leaders with lessons on career education, the research process, student leadership, study skills, and character education.
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George Washingon: A Responsible Family Man?
Young researchers travel back in time, using research to identify George Washington's skills as a national leader and family man. Pick and choose from these steps to get a solid outline for a lesson on primary sources and research. Scholars use the library and online resources to form an opinion about Washington, after which they write a letter to the editor explaining why he would make a good father.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 11 Downloads
The Future of Communication: Broadband Expansion and New Technology
The National Broadband Plan, an effort to assure that every school, library, hospital, and home in the US would have high-speed Internet access, is the focus of a unit that examines the value and implications of such a plan. Groups look at the influence of the Internet on populist and political movements, investigate issues, and create presentations.
7th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 22 Downloads
In Case of Emergency
A natural disaster could strike at any time: do your learners know the school and community emergency plans? Start the school year by honing research and speaking skills in a practical way with this preparedness lesson. Youngsters examine possible natural disasters for their area (could incorporate science) and investigate plans in the event of one happening.
4th - 7th Language Arts 15 Views 16 Downloads
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
In case of an emergency, try out this short unit! Prepare your youngsters for disasters with a set of activities that will teach them what emergencies are, how to prepare for them, and what to do when they experience them. This intricate plan has everything you need to make sure your pupils are ready for any disaster.
K - 2nd Science 37 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a sample Facebook page for Clarence Earl Gideon in the case of Gideon v.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
People and Whales: A History
Whales and people have had a long and sordid history. To understand the impact that biological populations have had on each other, learners conduct research on specific topics related to the whale industry. They use their findings to create Glogs, which are interactive posters that include text, animation, and illustration.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 40 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and research, they will zoom in on a specific example of an industry using this method of electricity generation.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to Do: Noting Trends
What would you put in a time capsule? What would you take with you as you head out to colonize a third planet? A reading of Mitos B. Ramirez’s article Laser: Boon or Bane leads to a discussion of how current technologies might be used in the future.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
The Power of a Project
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy to follow format.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
Using E-mail To Develop Letter-Writing Skills for the 21st Century
Develop letter-writing skills by adapting appropriate language conventions according to context. Young authors will write standard friendly and business letters, and send a business e-mail to a state's Department of Tourism to request information.
6th - 8th Language Arts 39 Views 231 Downloads
A Holiday Calendar in MS Publisher for Elementary School
Young scholars create a holiday calendar using ms word. In this technology lesson, students create their own calendar while learning basic Publisher skills. Young scholars use clipart, explore how to change fonts, and how to use templates.
4th - 7th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 8 Downloads
Two Truths and a Lie: Internet Research Skills
It's tough for high schoolers to assess what is a credible resource and what is not. Here, class members research a particular topic and record two facts and create one lie while documenting the sources. They then exchange these lists of truths and lies and attempt to determine, through research, what is factual and what isn't.
9th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 98 Downloads
Comparison of Learning and Work Styles
High schoolers analyze their multiple intelligences and learning styles to find the best job. In this multiple intelligences lesson plan, students complete an information form and work with a group to create a group profile. They complete a project and reflection.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 25 Views 57 Downloads
Political Parties and Conventions
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners work in groups as part of either the Democratic or Republican party and develop a platform that they will present to the class.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Radiation Shielding on Spacecraft
Here is a terrific science lesson for your elementary schoolers. In it, learners analyze different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on spacecraft, then select the best material to use to build one. This is a classic lesson; it is written beautifully, and everything you need to successfully implement it with your class is here.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 18 Downloads
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Slavery Past and Present
Research characteristics of slavery during the 19th century by reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Also view several informational texts, pictures, story illustrations, and primary source documents. Pupils write an expository paper describing 19th-century slavery and create a PowerPoint presentation or poster board display.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 215 Downloads
An Economic Snapshot
Analyze the issues that affect the state of the economy. Have your class explore media reports about recent economic recessions, the housing bubble, and loan defaults in order to chart information about recessions and participate in an activity based on the labor market.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 677 Downloads
The Ultimate Classroom: R & D
Redecorate a classroom on a budget. Middle schoolers rebuild a classroom after a disaster. They conduct Internet research to determine construction supplies needed and the most cost effective way to reach the predetermined results. They write a report of their findings.
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 46 Downloads