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Students compare and contrast the various types of architecture in the Southern colonies. Using slides, they discuss how the homes were made and the materials used. In groups, they identify how the types of homes reflected the lifestyles of the colonists living in the Southern colonies.
Students discuss the impact of not keeping the environment in balance for future generations. As a class, they are introduced to the concept of "Balance of Nature" and what it means. In groups, they research the role of trees and how to start a recycling program in their community. To end the lesson, they make their own compost pile and use the material to grow their own plants.
Fourth graders are introduced to the different cultural groups that have settled in Ohio. In groups, they research and describe the products and cultural practices of each group. Using the information, they create an accordion book for a quick reference guide to each group.
Eleventh graders practice reading a basic blueprint for a closet. Using the blueprint, they identify the parts, measure and cut the wood and square a wall. They review safety procedures and use hand tools to attach a track to a cement floor to complete the closet installation.
High schoolers watch a demonstration on how to perform a proper internet search. Individually, they visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook and identify its purpose. They identify what professionals in a specific career do on the job and the requirements to hold the position.
Students use the graph and equation of a perimeter function to find characteristics that minimizes the perimeter of a rectangle. They comprehend that in business situations, such as packaging and city planning, minimizing perimeter is an effective way to reduce production expenses. Students go the Minimize Perimeter activity and explore the minimum perimeter of a rectangle with a fixed area.
Fourth graders explore the culture and tradition of the settlers of Ohio. In this Ohio history lesson, 4th graders research Native Americans, European immigrants, Amish/Appalachian cultural groups, African-Americans, and other immigrant groups who settled Ohio. Students create accordion books based on their findings.