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Middle schoolers participate in a lesson that focuses on the skill of analyzing information. They pick the subject for keeping engagement throughout the assignment. The information is analyzed using higher order thinking skills and they develop an outline.
Engage your scholars in a discussion about pigs! Scholars analyze information about keeping pigs as pets and write a persuasive paragraph. An informational text and video are included for research. While examining these materials, class members write down their findings on a graphic organizer. The final product is a well-supported and organized paragraph.
Investigate how graphics in informational text enhance the author's purpose. Your class will discuss the benefits of graphics in informational texts such as text books, and use a rubric to evaluate the graphics. Additionally, they bring in articles to evaluate, and develop a graphic that enhances a text article provided by the teacher. Use this resource to emphasize textual evidence in informational text.
Students gather information about life in a different era. In this information gathering lesson, students interview a parent and grandparent to learn about life during their childhood and compare it to their own life.
Students explore how culture effects our world. In this culture instructional activity, students work in groups to do a web quest. Students gather and analyze information to decide if Mayan ruins should be destroyed to build a shopping center. Students give a presentation supporting their opinion.
Political cartoons are interesting and motivating, and they provide a great opportunity for critical informational analysis. This resource includes background information on the current credit crisis, a political cartoon, and three in-depth analysis questions. Appropriate for grades 11 and 12.
Watching R-rated movies causes in-grown toe nails! Well, not really, but what effect does violence in the media have on us? Your class will complete a research project to answer this very question and then design a public awareness campaign to share what they have learned. A very detailed and thorough lesson, this resource includes warm-up activities, an experiment design, and an outline to help structure pupils' independent research. Also included are several rubrics and examples for the teacher. Note: While this lesson is well designed, it deals with sensitive subject matter. The lesson and the video it suggests should be reviewed before it is used.
Students determine pulse rates using Team Labs heart rate monitor software and probe. They determine the effect on pulse rate of at attention, holding your breath, breathing into a bag, deep breathing, exercise, and make a line graph using Excel.
Seventh graders use the Internet to research the city of ancient Rome. They follow guidelines to design and create a travel brochure about the city and the class then votes on the most convincing representation.
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an experiment based on a developed hypothesis, conduct research, and work toward having a strong paper and product for the science fair.
Young scholars view butterflies and participate in a butterfly activity to learn needed vocabulary. In this butterfly life cycle instructional activity, students access prior knowledge of butterflies. Young scholars listen to a butterfly life cycle book. Students create a graphic organizer about the life cycle of a butterfly. Young scholars record a journal entry.
Fourth graders describe how the French and Indian War resulted in expansion of United States Territory and analyze information from two or more sources for agreements, contradictions, facts, and opinions.
Students engage in a simulation/role play. They analyze information about flavors and ingredients that create a unique flavor of a culture. They make recommendations to the executive chef on menu items appropriate for international buffet.
Students study wolves and their habitat in Yellowstone. In this environment and behavior instructional activity students create an interactive map of wolves in Yellowstone.
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a presentation about one of the themes from above.
Eleventh graders examine the way emerging medical technologies contribute to desirable and undesirable outcomes. They read and discuss news articles and editorials, and conduct Internet research. Students contribute to a Web Log, and participate in class discussions.
Eleventh graders use medical technologies and protocols to debate certain innovations. In this technology lesson students research biotechnology and publish their findings.
Tenth graders explore narrative poetry. They analyze sections of a poem and present to groups. They compose their own narrative poems using pictures as prompts. They exchange their poems and analyze their classmate's poem.
Middle schoolers research weather disasters by exploring relationships in the atmospheric variables that they can observe locally. They describe people who need weather forecasts in their daily lives/occupations and analyze weather data to produce a local forecast. Consider having learners create an online bulletin board showing pictures of different types of weather and forecasting tools.
Middle schoolers explore the theme of "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain. After reading Twain's short story, they identify and study its literary theme. Additionally, they analyze information and relationships in the piece, and write a persuasive essay.