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Catholic Schools in the Community
Learners 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.
In this famous leaders learning exercise, students read a passage about Sonia Gandhi and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Catholic Immigrant Experiences in 19th Century America
Students discuss and write about how culture and socioeconomic status, in connection with religion, shaped immigrant experiences in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. They discuss the relationship to the modern school voucher debate.
Students and Freedom of Expression
Should schools restrict students' freedom of expression? Expert groups examine one of six primary source documents and then engage in a jigsaw discussion of this hot-button topic. Individuals then craft an expository essay, taking a position on the topic and citing evidence from the documents. A great way to prepare for the DBQ portion of the US history AP exam.
The News Article and The Editorial
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.
How to Use an Abacus
Ever wonder how to use an abacus? Take a step back from the electronics and learn the basic elements with this short video. A student from Annunciation Catholic School explains how to express a number on the abacus. Note: Dialogue may be difficult to understand, however, subtitles are provided for a majority of the clip.
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
Will the Supreme Court Vouch for Vouchers?
Learners investigate past Supreme Court decisions that have centered on education issues and assess the ways in which those decisions have impacted American education. They consider the controversies surrounding the issue of school vouchers.
HIV and AIDS Awareness
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.
It's All in the Measurements
Study customary measurements with your sixth graders. They will investigate linear and capacity measurements to then measure and convert linear and capacity units. Finally they will work in small groups to conduct experiments. Resources are provided.
Classroom Capers: Creating a Magazine
Fourth graders build language skills in the context of creating a classroom magzine. They participate in activities which help students communitcate ideas and information for a variety of purposes and for specific audiences using the conventions of written language; read materials for different purposes; express, respond to, and communicate ideas, topics, and opinions in oral and visual formats.
The Easter Story
After hearing the Passion, Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection, through an account of the gospel writer St. Mark students will comprehend the saving story of our Christian faith. They comprehend their language skills by writing and reflecting on the Easter story as authors commissioned by the Catholic Kids Press.
Twenty and Ten
Fourth graders examine moral choices faced by Gentiles during the Holocaust and the role of the rescuer.
Immigration into an Urban Industralized Northeast: 1879-1914
Students study how three ethnic groups were introduced to urban, industrialize, northern cities. They examine how these groups were greeted and accepted be the 'native born' Americans and how successful they were in assimilating with that 'native born' population.
Silent Movies: A Year 7 Scheme of Work
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.
Comparable Statistics from Countries of Various Continents
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.
Comparable Statistics from Countries of Various Continents
Seventh graders compare and contrast basic statistics about different countries, such as population growth and religion, review continents and their countries, practice graphing statistical information, and identify similarities and differences in various countries.
The Struggle to End Apartheid
Motivate your class with this worksheet on apartheid. After responding to several pre-reading questions, learners read and mark 2 articles: 1 about the Soweto Uprising and 1 about Nelson Mandela. They then respond to 4 short answer questions regarding the articles. The first question asks pupils to fill in a graphic organizer that they use to help answer the remaining questions.
November: Everyone Needs to Learn to Live in Peace
Students create a peaceful classroom. In this classroom behavior lesson, students brainstorm ideas to create a peaceful classroom setting. Students role play conflict resolution strategies.
Surfing the Solar System
Young scholars participate in an internet based workshop about the solar system. They recognize the identifiable features of the planets and study their images. Afterward, they answer discussion questions in their journals.