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A silk rank badge was a symbolic emblem worn by high officials during the Qing Dynasty. Your class will get a chance to examine the details, symbolism, color, and design of such a badge as they make their own symbolic trading cards. Mandarin Duck Rank Badge is used to inspire the investigation, and from there learners will choose symbols to research as they make their trading cards.
Students examine the important events, ideas, equipment, and people involved in D-Day during World War II. They conduct Internet research, and create and produce D-Day trading cards using a computer draw program.
Students practice the comprehension strategy of identifying details to support the most important ideas in a text. They use a graphic organizer to take notes and then use the notes to create Community Worker trading cards. They share their cards with each other, pointing out the most important parts of their worker's job.
Motivate your class with this lesson! Learners use the trading card format to create an autobiography. They are given a list of characteristics to list, write down what they would like to include on their trading card, and head to the computer lab to create their finished product.  
Young scholars are introduced to sports trading cards that can be 'played' in a compact disc player. They discuss why improvements are made to entertainment products, why they often become successful, and then develop and market an innovative entertainment products of their own.
Students research and write about events and people that have contributed to the development of Canada. They develop their paragraphing skills and create a package of 10 Canadian History Trading Cards.
After visiting websites about the Special Olympics, your class creates trading cards about people with disabilities and the adaptations that have been made for them in sports. 
Research information about a chosen author. The author study becomes a trading card which includes a picture, facts, major works, and awards the author has received. They design and publish their trading cards using desktop publishing software.
Students read Charlotte's Web, view variety of trading cards, discuss what they know about trading cards and their purpose, choose character from story, complete bubble map about character, and create character trading card using computer template.
Space scientistse examine facts about the solar system through the collection of solar system trading cards. They explore various websites, answer questions, and collect solar system trading cards for correct answers.
Young scholars discover the employees that run their community.  In this civics lesson, students identify members of their community by creating trading cards based on their job and responsibilities.  Young scholars share and trade their cards in class.
Read about the life of one immigrant in New Kids in Town by Janet Bode, and utilize a KWL chart to discuss issues related to immigration. Groups summarize and categorize information about 10 other immigrants in the book in a creative trading cards form and share this information with other students in a collaborative discussion.
Students create trading cards based on Patriots and Loyalists that were influential in the American Revolution. For this American Revolution lesson plan, students make and trade their cards, keeping one of their own for themselves.
Famous astronomers, and their contributions to the world of astronomy, are the focus of this space science lesson. Pupils make a trading card of the astronomer he or she is researching. Then they get together in pairs to complete a Venn Diagram on the similarities and differences of the astronomers they researched. A very nice, cross-curricular lesson.
Learners create trading cards based on historical individuals that helped people with disabilities. In this disabilities lesson plan, students put the name, picture, description, and graphic on the card.
Students design and publish plant trading cards of different types of plants growing on the school campus. Using a digital camera they take photos of the plants on the school grounds, conduct Internet research on the plants, and create the plant trading cards using a computer template.
Fifth graders investigate the history of the thirteen colonies. They research when, where, why and how each colony was developed. They create trading cards to display research information.
Second graders research the accomplishments of famous or important women in history. They write 5-7 research questions. Using information from the research, they design trading cards that highlight the accomplishments of the women they researched.
Fourth graders make Explorer Trading Cards. They work with a partner and research information about the explorers.
Students study about the first people that came to the Lansing area. After reading a series of stories students have gained an examineing of how people in the 1800s and 1900s dressed. They design trading cards to portray their settler and include important information about them. Finally, students have a better examineing of how growth affected a certain area over time.

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