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Second graders study the talents and interests that have helped people to "make the world better." They begin by reading a story about 5 individuals who have "made a difference." This webquest extends this exploration by guiding the students in a determination of the personal ATTRIBUTES that we find in these people who make a difference.
Tenth graders identify Mark Anthony's scheming brilliance in his three major speeches in 3.1. They isolate the main idea by cutting the speech in half and then they perform the speech chorally. Each student also identifies three phrases that Shakespeare included and suggest what they add to the speech.
Students navigate the Underground Railroad website and answer factual questions that correspond with their on-line journey they are embarking on. In this underground railroad lesson, students answer questions and write a creative story depicting their understanding of the Underground Railroad.
Fourth graders investigate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, 4th graders use a pictorial graphic to examine a biography of Dr. King. They use a PowerPoint to research black history and make a "Teeny Tiny Book" of the civil rights leader. They design a mobile using Internet based directions that shows their own dreams for their family, community and school.
Fifth graders research the life and accomplishments of famous Americans. In this historical figures instructional activity, 5th graders examine photographs and documents available from the Library of Congress regarding the lives several famous Americans. Students categorize the Americans and create time-lines featuring them. Students select Americans to conduct further research on.