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Seventh graders explore properties and relationships of geometric shapes through the use of tangrams. They create an example of symmetry using tangram pieces and list properties and give examples of similar and congruent polygons.
Students practice their conversational English Language skills, dictation skills, and explore job hunting/interview vocabulary. Students gain valuable experience and familiarity with job hunting language.
Explore poetry written by African-Americans before emancipation. 8th graders create collages, and explain why they chose specific stanzas. They display the collages on the class bulletin board that demonstrate an understanding of the American Civil War.
Find everything you need for a successful job shadow in for career explorers. Once learners have determined what field they are interested in, it's time to see these professionals in action! You'll find letter templates learners can follow and send to hosts; one is a request and the other a thank you. They bring an interview form (also included) to fill out during their visit. There is even a planning sheet to help pupils stay on top of their own logistics. For scholars who aren't ready or interested in visiting an actual job site, consider the virtual job shadow link here. 
Students explore approximate and exact solutions. In this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders will be placed in 'family groups' to create a budget that is subject to random events as chosen from the 'things happen' box. This lesson involves decimal notation, practice of basic math skills, and a discussion on tolerance for poverty.
Students participate in an after school program that promotes concern for others, recognizing differences, accepting differences, leadership roles, mentoring, self-responsibility and personal safety. They explore the diversity of their community and prepare to put on a neighborhood Olympics.
Students explore different federal laws promoting the education for the handicapped. In this literacy activity, students brainstorm how they can help individual with Down syndrome. They read a fiction book related to the topic and discuss their thoughts about it.
Students examine the challenges a single teenage parent faces. In groups, they research ways to positively cope with an unplanned pregnancy and design their own layette for their new baby. As a class, they discuss what it means to be responsible and role-play in different scenarios. To end the lesson, they write down their goals, not only for themselves, but also for their baby.
A 30-page fill-in-the-blank resume workbook walks job seekers through 10 steps to create a finished resume. Activities target uncovering skills and special talents, setting job objectives, preparing for an interview, and drafting the resume. Definitely worth the paper.
Students research human rights problems in their community. They analyze and report on data gathered, and develop an action plan to address problems related to social and economic rights.
Learners read a fact sheet about homelessness in the U.S. and Texas. In this homelessness awareness lesson, students design a budget based on minimum wage earnings and evaluate how basic needs can be met. Learners discuss and write about the challenges faced by low-income earners and optionally participate in community service to assist the homeless.
Students investigate the growth rate of a man named Bob Wadlow.  In this growth rate of a man lesson, students determine if the growth rate of this particular man was normal or abnormal.  Students bring in data of their height over time and create a scatter plot of their data.  Students compare their growth rate with Bob.  Students compare the average growth rates of males and females at various ages. 
Students examine various products and analyze the marketing strategies used to entice consumers. They bring in a product they like to use, and using persuasive writing, they write their own advertisements for their products.
Students use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. In this bio-terrorism lesson plan, students research bio-terrorism and understand the biological agents use for it and how it is spread and the symptoms and treatments. Students take a quiz at the end.
Students draw conclusions regarding personality based upon story events. The evaluate personalities based upon values and speculate on the effect individuals could have upon the future. They apply this analysis of motivation to the actions of others and self.
Students research literacy statistics and form an action plan to improve community literacy. In this literacy lesson, students complete a true/false activity for a series of literacy statements. Students discuss the facts and enlightened self-interest. Students brainstorm ideas how to improve their community's literacy.
Students explore the wonders of bugs. In this bug lesson, students examine various types of bugs. Students make crafts, sing songs, discuss nutrition, and investigate different types of insects.
Students explore biology by completing a human growth worksheet. In this child development instructional activity, students read assigned text about the human birth process and the ideal growth patterns for a child. Students answer study questions about children and complete a "Birth to 5 Years Old" worksheet.
Students apply statistics, and graphical interpretation to economics, the environment and populations. In this statistical lesson students construct graphical displays and classify data.
Students interpret a variety of informational texts to gain understanding of basic concepts about how census data are used. In this census instructional activity, students read maps, complete worksheets, and work in small groups to become aware of criteria necessary for analyzing conflicts over privacy.

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