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Students 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.
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.
For this famous leaders worksheet, 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.
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.
Launch this instructional activity 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.
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.
Learners write a biography for their favorite Beanie Babies and then share their biography out loud. A simple, yet effective idea! Everyone loves their Beanie Baby!
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.
Students 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fourth graders examine moral choices faced by Gentiles during the Holocaust and the role of the rescuer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.