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One of the most striking pieces of evidence for Darwin's Evolution of Species was his observations of finches and how their beaks differed from island to island, depending on their primary food sources. So what would happen to the theory of evolution if it turns out, as new evidence shows, that Darwin didn't actually see any finches at all? In an engaging, interactive, and comprehensive lesson, budding biologists take a new look at the evidence to see if evolution still stands up. All the necessary handouts and sheets for the stations are included in the materials section.
Three, two, one...liftoff! Elevate math skills to new heights while having a blast. A great resource that combines entertainment and education for children of all ages.

New! Glory

If you are previewing the film Glory for your young historians, this packet may help you spark ideas for discussion and offer some interesting facts and quotations that may add to your presentation of this Civil War narrative. It includes a few worksheets that learners can use to track character development and major themes, as well as a fact sheet regarding black soldiers in the war and the 54th regiment. 
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s.  A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of students fill out a worksheet embedded in the plan that categorizes the majority of debris found in quadrants that are delineated in the worksheet. Learners see how studying wrecks like this one can lead to the acquisition of quite a bit of knowledge about a culture.
Whether in the UK or in the US, the mass of the copper in a copper alloy penny can be determined. If you are in the US, just note that on the lab sheet, a penny is identified as a "1p piece." The penny is dissolved by young chemists in nitric acid. They treat the resulting solution in order to form an iodide precipitatet. Finally, they titrate the solid with sodium thiosulphate and then use the amount to calculate the mass of copper. This is a top-notch lab to challenge your chemists with!
Where to begin? The art of the Italian Renaissance is such a rich topic, with new techniques, new styles, and an emphasis on new subject matter. Images created by the greats such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli are here for the viewing. Each image is dissected as they exemplify the techniques of the time such as, perspective and embedded geometry.
Classical and Hellenic sculpture is the hot topic for today's art history class. Here is a thorough and well-designed presentation that shows and describes what makes classical Greek and Hellenic sculpture so amazing. A great resource to use when discussing sculpture, art history, or the movement of people based on art style.
The Etruscans were a mighty civilization that living in what is now known as Tuscany. Discover their politics, military, writing system, and rulers of Rome through a visual presentation. The work is already done, all you need to do is deliver a lecture the ancient Etruscans would be proud of.
"To serve or not to serve?" That is the question facing participants in a debate about whether Japanese-Americans should have been required or allowed, to serve in the military during World War II. Beautifully crafted, the packet contains primary and secondary source materials that can be used to support either side of the question, details of the debate format, and a final writing assessment.
If you're in need of some great activities and guiding questions that support visual literacy, look no further. Here, you'll find background information on artist Rosa Bonheur and the painting The Horse Fair, along with two excellent projects inspired by the art. 
Students research an individual event on the Internet during the winter Olympic games. Students learn about their event, watch it on TV, follow it on the Web, and acreate a poster that sharing their new knowledge about that sport.
Set the stage for your next lesson on the Korean War with handouts packed with information on the country's history and major events leading up to and following the war. The resource includes three worksheets that provide a historical overview of the country, a study/assignment sheet listing pertinent key terms from the Korean War and its aftermath, and finally a chart comparing the current demographics and economies of North and South Korea.
“There are often dangers from snow and wolves and night.” Bram Stoker’s “Dracula’s Guest,” which may or may not have been the first chapter of the original Dracula manuscript, is the focus of a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA). A copy of the story, templates, discussion questions, and assessment strategies, as well as step-by-step directions, are included.
Sure, your class knows the basic capitalization rules, but do they know the rules for geographical locations, ships, proper adjectives, and words after semi-colons? This four-page document details rules for the middle and early high school learner, and it offers two practice opportunities to assess their comprehension. 
Making art can always be more than just a way to pass the time. Kids get critical as they create organic clay leaves. They discuss blending, colors, painting techniques, and art works that show the fall. They experience the wonders of creating art as they analyze the elements used in art and in art analysis.
Children of all ages consider the cultural, social, and economic implications of artifacts found along the Silk Road. They'll examine and discuss a Tillya Tepe ornament made in ancient Afghanistan. After fully analyzing the ornament's artistic and cultural implications, they will make one of their own. 
Finish off a unit on Medieval China with a creative scroll project. Learners must incorporate everything they have learned about the Tang or Song dynasty into a literati scroll. The requirements are clearly laid out as to what must be included, but the fun comes in how they choose to showcase it. They can paint, use calligraphy, or write poetry in a way that shows what they know. Multiple handouts are included. 
Middle schoolers will have a wonderful time recreating the tomb of Prince Liu Sheng of the Han Dynasty. They'll research and discuss the politics and religion of the era, as well as how archaeologists infer what the past was like, based on what they find. The class will also use maps and images to construct a three-dimensional model of the ancient tomb. Fun stuff!
What kinds of monsters and magic will Sir Charlie encounter in the forest? Find out in this truly immersive and inviting storybook. Playful music, narration, and animation lead young readers through the adventure.
Explore the art and cultural significance of henna hand designs. You engage the class by providing background information that describes who, what, where, when, and why henna designs are used. Then, the class uses the included templates to create a henna self-portrait. They trace their hands and use the symbolic designs to create an image of a hand that represents who they are. This is a neat idea that can easily fit into any lesson on history, art, culture and traditions, or symbolism. 

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