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Secondary carpenters apply their skills to improve display spaces in classrooms at their campus. Includes a contract between workers and teachers who sign on for improvements in the their rooms. Concurrent exploration of building and carpentry careers provides direct classroom-to-career connections. This resource features innovative service learning ideas, but contains skeletal instructional detail.
A home improvement plan can help adult learners preparation for the GED exam. They review vocabulary, prepare diagrams, complete a worksheet, calculate perimeters and analyze how to approach a story problem. They identify many geometry concepts used in solving GED problems.
The twelfth lesson of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous lesson, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical re-enactors. This activity requires that pupils have access to computers or MP3 players, as they will be accessing podcasts found on the Internet. Working collaboratively in their expert groups, young scholars listen multiple times to the interviews as they record notes and answer questions about their specific trade. A great lesson that exposes learners to alternative resources to use when researching a topic.
The Salem Witch Trials provide a perfect opportunity to connect English language arts and US history classes. Here's a resource that provides a wealth of essential questions, activities, and materials. Class groups assume the role of cold case investigators, develop a theory as to the cause of the witch hysteria, and then use concepts of American democracy to defend one of the victims. The richly detailed plan deserves a place in your curriculum library.
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 learners 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.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
In this linear programming activity, learners solve and complete 6 different word problems related to programming. First, they define the variables in each problem and write a system of inequalities. Then, students graph the inequalities and write the profit function. Finally, they find the best solution for each function.
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science instructional activity, but a social studies instructional activity as well!
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end. A fun aspect to this lesson is having groups secretly write beginnings to a familiar story from one of these four points. After reading them aloud, the class guesses which beginning they wrote. Writers complete a worksheet applying these ideas to their own novels.