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Introducing the Narrative Account Web Page
Students complete a narrative writing assignment by critiquing a sample webpage. In this narrative writing lesson, students view the sample webpage and take notes. Students create a similar webpage that contains a narrative account based on a character they invented or know in real life.
Writing a Narrative Account
Students write a story. In this writing lesson, students follow the writing process to create a narrative account. Students brainstorm, prewrite, write a first draft, revise, edit, proofread and write a final draft of their narrative.
Lesson 10: The Shots Heard Around the World
Tenth graders investigate the impact of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. In this American Revolution lesson, 10th graders compare 2 accounts of Paul Revere's ride and then research the Battles of Lexington and Concord in order to write eyewitness accounts based on their findings.
Scoring a Financial Education
Young scholars explore the concept of money management. In this money management lesson, students read an article about young scholars taking a finance course in high school and college. Students discuss the importance of money management. Young scholars write a summary about how a credit card, loan, or savings account works.
Rosa Parks: Sources of Information
Students discuss what they know about Rosa Parks and the incident on one of the buses in Montgomery, Alabama. In groups, they discuss and identify where they recieve most of their information. They examine the importance of having a complete and accurate account of events and how that can lead to misconceptions if they do not have all of the facts.
Students explore the principle of ministerial responsibility in Australia. They identify ways of determining responsibility. Students identify how ministers account for their actions (denial, resignation, reassurance, confirmation, etc.)
Inference by Analogy
Pupils practice making inferences by using analogies. Using items found in a Native American site, they infer the meaning of them using settlers' accounts and illustrations. They explain why archaeologists use ethnohistoric analogies.
Gladiators: Rome's Violent Past
Ninth graders examine the role of public entertainment in Ancient Rome. In this World History instructional activity, 9th graders imagine themselves as a participant at a gladiator game at the Roman Colosseum. Students write a personal account of the game.
Students discuss how and why people report different accounts of the same past event. For this historical sources lesson, students work in groups to complete an evaluating sources worksheet. Students review their answers with the rest of the class.
Students write a narrative account based on the immigration experience. In this immigration instructional activity, students read the book Angel Child, Dragon Child and participate in a book talk on the main character's experiences. Students write a narrative account and create a timeline of the events in the character's life.
Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2008)
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students listen to a first person account and answer comprehension questions. Students then write a report for a social studies class using details and examples from the passage.
Regents High School Examination Comprehension Examination in English Session One (2005)
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students listen to an account and write an essay response. Students then read a text and study a graph and write an essay based on the information given.
Paul Revere and Point of View
Young scholars analyze the engraving of Paul Revere to make a judgment about the time period of the Boston Massacre. The objective is that one creates an account of the event from the perspective of a British soldier.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 – A Story of Human Tragedy and Triumph
Students examine the effects of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In this American history lesson plan, students research primary and secondary sources regarding accounts of the fire and its effects. Students share their research finding in personally selected final projects.
Why did the Homestead Strike turn violent?
Fifth graders practice reading skills while looking at different accounts of The Homestead Strike. In this reading skills activity, 5th graders practice sourcing, close reading, and corroboration through reading a timeline and primary documents.
Eleventh graders study the Salem Witch Trials and the different theories for the hysteria. In this American History channel, 11th graders explore primary source documents to understand the stories of various people involved in the trials. Students write a fictional first-hand account as if living in Salem Village in 1692, which reflects one or more of the theories.
Nobody Really Won
Students watch a video on "Custer's Last Stand" written with the perspective of the soldier. They listen to the story of "Red Hawk's Last Account" to become aware of the Native American's perspective. In groups, students create their own play of the battle. They perform the story for their classmates.
Students participate in a "fishbowl" discussion to address the notions of government and intelligence accountability for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. They write letters to the President of the United States articulating their perspectives on September 11 inquiry.
The Nitty-Gritty of Checkbooks
Young scholars explore how to maintain a checking account. They control, disburse money, and keep their checking account balance. Through a PowerPoint demonstration, video streaming and hands-on practice, students apply the information given to practical experiences.
Tracking Down the Real Billy the Kid
Students analyze the role that gunfighters played in the settlement of the West and distinguish between their factual and fictional accounts. Using internet research, students explore the life of Billy the Kid. They write an essay on Billy the Kid, including facts and myths associated with him.