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Young scholars are provided with a multimedia Power Point presentation that explains the educational opportunities that are available at the St. Mary Catholic School. They are presented with all facts along with the community as a whole and experience utilizing a digital camera, word processor, etc. to complete a storyboard for presentation.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on journalism, writing newspaper articles, and writing editorials. This type of writing has long-been neglected in our schools, so this collection of writing activities is most-valuable. Along with the well-designed activities described in the lesson plans, there is a very good rubric for the teacher to use when grading student work. A terrific resource for high school English teachers.
Ok, so you've taught your class the most basic numbers in Spanish. Expand their vocabulary by printing out this worksheet. They will use the word banks to match the number with its Spanish name. The last exercise has learners write out a series of numbers in the hundreds.
Hola, señor y señora! Beginning Spanish speakers can review their knowledge of basic vocabulary terms like maestra, señorita, vamos a contar, etc. There's a word bank to help them out, but challenge them to complete the activity without referencing it. Then, at the bottom of the page, learners draw pictures to represent when one would say ¡Buenos días!, ¡Buenas tardes!, and ¡Buenas noches! respectively. A very basic review.
Even an outline can give you enough information to execute an awsome project. The tasks for each of the seven weeks of this project are defined, as well as the objective and specific content facilitated through the project. Learners will study silent film, aspects of drama, and script writing, then they create a silent film of their own. They also make props, a movie poster, placards, music, and costumes for a real film experience.
Seventh graders, while brainstorming, compare/contrast statistics about different countries concerning population growth and religion. They assess a variety of media to include in their statistics. In the end, their studies guide them to appreciate the contributions and respect diversity that all countries make to the world daily.
Launch this lesson with Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm! Discuss the format and content of a diary, and ask learners if they've ever kept a diary before. Then, after an introductory discussion, have learners choose an insect or another animal that they don't know too much about (you could create a list to choose from). They then research their topic and create a diary from that animal or insect's point of view.
Learners examine several stories of the North American Aboriginal people. In this cross curricular history and langauge arts lesson, students read and discuss Aboriginal legends. They then examine the legends for the four aspects of culture: communication, socialization and interaction with others, how beliefs and values influence behavior and roles individuals assume within the culture. Learners will complete a chart to assist with analysis.
HIV and AIDS are defined in this lesson plan to raise awareness. Learners will view a film (link to video is provided) about the disease and how it is contracted. They then discuss the film and complete a follow-up worksheet with questions. Note: The worksheet and answer key are provided.
Learners explore the Native American and Australian Aboriginal history and culture. In this language arts lesson plan, students watch clips of the film Rabbit-Proof Fence then work in small groups to discuss and answer questions. They will complete journal entries and share with the class on the next meeting day.
This lesson plan is designed to be done at a full day retreat, but can be adapted for use within a school day setting, but needs about 240 minutes. Students participate in a variety of activities designed to encourage students to feel comfortable in school. The first activity is a film about bullying. Next students participate in a demonstration about the harmful effects of bullying.