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Students examine the effect of music on society. While listening to music, they identify the beat, rhythm and write down their reaction to it. Listening to longer selections, they assign a color to the music and share it with the class. They create a piece of art using that color reflecting on the music pieces to end the lesson.
By learning about Michael Jackson through these lesson plans, students can explore history, science, math, etc . . .
Have your class explore active reading strategies! In this guided reading lesson, learners make personal connections to characters having a bad day as a prior knowledge activation discussion. After reading Gettin' Through Thursday, class members share ideas and answer questions about the book. This lesson plan lays out ideas for literature circles, reader's response, ESL strategies, and other extension activities.
Students conduct research on historical population changes in the U.S. They conduct Internet research on the Historical Census Data Browser, create a bar graph and data table using a spreadsheet program, and display and interpret their graphs.
Students examine the origins of well known charities and the impact of the first Band Aid single 20 years ago. They explore what is involved in turning the dream of a different kind of world into a reality. They complete a worksheet detailing the history of Band Aid's efforts.
Students complete explore what the watermelon means to Oklahoma. In this Oklahoma agriculture lesson, students create a watermelon boat, make watermelon pops, then discuss  facts about the history of the Oklahoma watermelon.
First graders identify the different steps of the scientific method. In this life science lesson plan, 1st graders apply this method when conducting a series of hands-on activities. They collect data and write observations in their journals.
Third graders identify the different states of matter. In this science lesson plan, 3rd graders describe the different components of solutions and mixtures. They create emulsions, foams and suspensions in the lab.
First graders read the story Anansi Goes to Lunch and complete language activities to go with the story. Students complete discussion, phonics, reading, writing, and public speaking activities.
Learners are introduced to the art of Romare Bearden. Using a packet, they discover Bearden's theme of family and African-American history in his art. After viewing specific examples of his artwork, they identify the ways in which he used collages.
Students examine the Caribbean in terms of its music, art, and folklore. As a class, they listen to a folktale and discuss the difference between telling a story and reading a story. In groups, they write their own folktale and share it with the class. They use the internet to research what it was like to grow up in Cuba during the 1970s. To end the lesson, they view examples of artwork and reflect on them in their journals.
Young scholars examine the beginnings of jazz in New Orleans. They relate the music to the history and culture of the region. They also perform the music for their classmates.
Introduce your class to the techniques of proper writing. In groups, they brainstorm their ideas on family structures and discuss the importance of having a male figure in their lives. After listening to an African-American poem, they take notes on the elements used in the writings. To end the lesson, they develop their own starters to stories they are going to write.
Fifth graders create a mask made out of paper mache.
Students investigate the culture of Cuba as sung through the music. They listen to the music in order to create a context for class discussion about hispanic popular culture and its influences.
Students explore the economic factors surrounding slavery in the United States, such as the Triangle Trade.  In this American History lesson, students analyze primary sources such as narrative accounts and pictures, to gather information about the Middle Passage and the slave trade in the United States.
Eighth graders examine the Antebellum period in American History. In this Secession lesson, 8th graders analyze primary source data. Students infer about the secession of the South using this data. 
Students examine narratives of two slaves: iam W. Brown and Frederick Douglas. They produce an essay explaining how Brown's narrative challenged the prejudices of readers in his own time and how it challenges prejudices today.
Students identify the musical genre of Hip-Hop and make a connection with other styles of music. A time line of musical styles is developed and discussed.
Tenth graders are introduced to the social, economic and political developments of the 1920s. Using historical developments that are part of the indicator, they create a three-dimensional graphic organizer.

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