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Volunteers: Changing the World
Fourth graders explore the concept of volunteerism. In this Habitat for Humanity instructional activity, 4th graders read an interview with a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and discuss the impact of volunteerism. Students plan and implement projects to benefit their local Habitat for Humanity group.
Young scholars examine the plight of child soldiers. In this militarization lesson, students study the practice of employing child soldiers to fight in Liberia. Young scholars discuss the U.S. policy to disarm the child soldiers and discuss the implications that armed fighting must hold for children.
African Americans in the Maritime Trades
Students 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. Students define vocabulary terms from the era and answer study questions about the tools that were used in maritime trades.
The Land and Other Books: Mildred Taylor
Students read summaries of the books written by the author Mildred Taylor. In this summaries lesson plan, students read the summaries of 6 books and answer discussion questions about them after they read them.
Learners 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. Learners explore the role of the Augusta Canal in transporting raw materials.
Calculating the Area of Complex Shapes
Students calculate the area of different polygons. In this geometry lesson plan, students use their knowledge of normal shapes, to find the area of complex shapes. They create their own formulas to find their answers.
Calculating the Area of Complex Shapes
Students calculate the area of different polygons. In this geometry instructional activity, students calculate the are given a formula for regular polygons. They create a formula for complex shapes using previous knowledge.
Scenes from Aztec Society
Analyzing an image depicting a scene from the past can be as effective as reading (for some learners). Here, they analyze two drawings showing an Aztec ceremony and an aerial view of Tenochtitlan. They answer 4 questions about each picture.
Lesson Plan 2: Good Novel, Bad Novel
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.
Occupations of Black Pioneers
Middle schoolers analyze Black Pioneers in Nova Scotia. They explore the many different occupations and tradtions that were continued in Nova Scotia. They examine their resourcefulness despite the poor opportunities at the time of their arrival. They view a variety of slides on the occupations of Black Pioneers.
Making Sense of the Census
Students examine the ways in which the United States government uses the census data collected every ten years. Using a data retrieval chart, students submit their findings.
Artifacts We Don't Dig Up
Students play a game of artifact show and tell using household items.
Students examine rulers and discuss the importance of accurate measurement in certain professions such as carpentry and auto mechanics. They measure objects to 1/8th of an inch increments.
The Newars and the Tamang
Middle schoolers list three unique characteristics of the Newars and the Tamang, and locate on a map of Nepal where the Newars and the Tamang live.
The Power of Storytelling
Students are creating their own stories to understand life. The use of history is used to help one to create one's own story. The skill of writing is emphasized as a tool to learn history.
The Concept of Wa II
Twelfth graders are introduced to the concept of wa in the Japanese culture. In groups, they compare and contrast the way disputes are handled in both countries. They are given a case in which they state the facts and the issues involved.
Fifth graders describe the major accomplishments of Deborah Sampson and her importance in American history. They list in chronological order the evets that took place in Deborah Sampson's life. They demonstrae their ability to formulate and express their own opinions.
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Students practice calculating the perimeter of different sized rectangles. Individually, they identify the derivations of a function that can show the perimeter and determine how to minimize the perimeter within a fixed area. They use this information to solve word problems.
Minimize Perimeter -- Lecture
Students are introduced to the concept of perimeter. As a class, they listen to a lecture describing the derivations of a function that describes perimeter. They calculate the minimum perimeter of a rectangle and determine the numbers that produce a minimum perimeter.