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Students explore environmental education by participating in a class construction project. In this carpentry lesson, students create miniature furniture for their classroom. Students utilize cardboard boxes, glue, and paint to create benches, book shelves and tables which they utilize in class.
Students explore engineering by participating in a mechanical class activity. In this simple machines lesson, students identify many simple machines that allow them to perform tasks easily each day. Students collaborate in small groups and create their own inventions by utilizing wood, screws, tools, and other carpentry style materials.
For this Boy Scout woodwork merit badge worksheet, students complete 4 pages of short answer questions that include a list of the first aid that would be needed for woodworking injuries. They write about safety procedures, how to tell if wood is ready to be worked with, and identify different types of wood.
Third graders compare how the lives of African American slave children differed from children's lives today. In this analysis of slavery lesson, 3rd graders evaluate and discuss the conditions of slavery in collaborative groups. Using information viewed and discussed over the prior two days, students create a poster project comparing their lives today to that of enslaved children.
Young scholars read selections from travel diaries and create their own travel diary. In this Mormon Trail through Iowa lesson, students discover background of the Mormon Trek of 1846 and discuss how a group may be persecuted for beliefs. Young scholars compare travel technology, topography, weather, and other factors that would assist or deter travelers.
Students infer the cause of a shipwreck based upon information about artifacts found in the wreck. In this marine archeology lesson, students use an inventory list to infer the cause of a shipwreck. Students discuss the maritime technology used in the nineteenth century.
Students examine the plight of child soldiers. In this militarization lesson plan, students study the practice of employing child soldiers to fight in Liberia. Students discuss the U.S. policy to disarm the child soldiers and discuss the implications that armed fighting must hold for children.
Young scholars explore Civil Rights by analyzing U.S. history. In this African American workforce lesson, students discuss the history of African Americans in Baltimore and the need for steady work that formed. Young scholars define vocabulary terms from the era and answer study questions about the tools that were used in maritime trades.
Students study the interdependence of producers and consumers. In this economics lesson, students explore the many professions that must work together to turn raw materials into products for consumption. Students explore the role of the Augusta Canal in transporting raw materials.
What are the characteristics of a good piece of writing? What makes a story interesting? Give your pupils a chance to define the qualities of good novels and what they see as the qualities of bad novels. Class members record these characteristics on a “Good Novel, Bad Novel” worksheet and keep these responses in their writing notebooks. Part 2 of a series of lessons that prepare young writers to compose a novel. Referenced worksheets are not included, but can be found online.
Students increase awareness of organizations that grew out of necessity and increased social consciousness during the Civil War and Reconstruction. They trace the origins of three organizations founded for the common good. They link organizations of the past and present.