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- Leisa B., Teacher
- Newark, NJ
21st Century Themes Teacher Resources
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Bring global awareness into the classroom. Young politically minded learners read an article about the ban on arms sales to China and discuss political concerns about this issue. They research other embargos on foreign trade and use a graphic organizer to consider the impact of having it lifted would produce.
Students participate in a collaborative project with another class and view their process of creating the project using technology. Then they use a digital camera and send pictures electronically, saving the pictures to the school's website. Finally, students create models made from marshmallows and use a digital camera to send electronic pictures of their creations.
Explore the concept of electrical cars through technology and language arts activities. Learners will research advancements in car building and watch "Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation." They will then create marketing campaigns to sell the cars. Handouts and resources are included.
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Elimination of Violence Against Women. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question.
In this language skills learning exercise, students read an article about World Down Syndrome Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Using an online internet simulation, learners will role-play various members of a family living in rural Haiti. The objective is to increase global awareness by requiring them to consider poverty as an obstacle to education in Haiti. Learners will discuss advocacy methods to confront poverty in the nation. Decision making skills and collaboration are key to the outcomes. There are also extensions ideas included. Note: They will need access to the internet.
The Boy Scouts of America need to know their stuff to get an entrepreneurship merit badge. Test your class or use some of the questions from this eight page packet. They'll fill out short answer questions about entrepreneurship in order to get a merit badge, or to show what they know.