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Students taste sugar, lemon, salt, and tonic water, and identify which areas of their tongue tastes different tastes. In this taste lesson plan, students then create a tongue map.
Preamble to the Constitution Lesson
Young scholars examine the Preamble of the United States Constitution. In this United States government lesson, students read the Preamble and investigate a passage from the Preamble. Young scholars identify the meaning of the specific passage and illustrate a picture about the Preamble. The illustrations can be placed together to develop a mural.
A Climate Conundrum
After viewing a video and reading an article about the threatened turtles and tortises in The Amazon River area, collaborative groups create a poster or presentation about how we can help them. Several links to other related lesson plans can be found on this page. Use this lesson and some of the others to create a complete marine biology unit for your middle-school scientists.
Teaching Juveniles How to Plan for The Future
High schoolers in a special education class discover ways to effectively plan for the future. In groups, they research the programs and services available to them to discover the opportunities that await them. They read different sections of a book to help them realize they are not alone in planning and getting their life back on track.
Why Juveniles Commit Crimes
Students examine the reasons why juveniles commit crimes. As a class, they watch movies showing juveniles committing crims and discuss the impact on societies. They take a field trip to adult and juvenile courts and compare their procedures and rulings. To end the lesson, they write an essay on their reactions and feelings toward juvenile delinquency.
Responsibilities of Pregnancy and Parenting: Lesson 1
Ninth graders participate in an activity designed to increase their understanding and awareness of the difficulties and complexities of raising a child. They view and discuss an overhead "Babysitter Wanted." Students discuss their experiences with babysitting. They devise a schedule for looking after a six-month baby for a day. Students discuss their current knowledge of child care.
Money Comes and Goes
Students explore the concept of budgeting. In this family economics lesson, students track family sources of incomes as well as family expenses for 1 month. Students analyze the data they collect and discuss personal budgeting.
This resource has many links to basic concepts behind nursing and wellness. Learners will define the terms community and health to then describe the six basic elements of community health practice to be used in nursing. This is an online activity.
Activity Plan 2-3: Taking Care of Babies
Students use play props and dramatize scenes that help them learn all about babies. In this early childhood dramatic play lesson plan, students engage in a variety of activities involving caring for babies that enhance dramatic play, language, and fine-motor development.
Minority Teenage Fathers: Rights and Responsibilities
Pupils examine current laws and use problem solving activities designed to develop in students the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate situations they may/ be confronted with as potential teen-aged fathers.
Let's All Help (The Little Red Hen)
Students explore ways that children can help during mealtime preparation. In this adult health lesson, students discuss the benefits of letting children help. They view a cooking demo and implement what they learned at home.
COMMUNICATION - LISTENING WORKSHOP 1: Values Awareness
Students in this workshop strive to be reflective listeners as Master Teachers. They focus on communication skills necessary to deal with common family problems and community problems.
Candy or Medicine
Students compare and contrast the appearance of medicine and candy to demonstrate the need for safety precautions with medicines, and adult supervision.
Planning: To Get Enough Money for Food
Students investigate methods that families use for planning meals and budgeting for them. In this nutrition lesson, students complete activities that require them to determine how much it costs to feed children at different ages. Students also play a game that requires them to plan and buy nutritious meals.
The Money Game
Eleventh graders investigate the amount of money that families use throughout the year. In this economic and math lesson, 11th graders participate in a money bingo game. Students analyze the needs and wants for a household.
The First Ladies
Students compare two First Ladies. In this American history lesson, students read speeches given by Barbara Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Students respond to questions about the speeches.
World Geography: Children Overseas
Learners explore world geography by participating in a child care activity. In this child sponsor lesson, students discuss the devastating lifestyles forced upon underprivileged children overseas and what can be done to help them. Learners raise funds for the underprivileged and write letters to the boys and girls.
Who's Uninsured in 2007? It's More Than Just the Poor
Pupils explore the concept of health care. In this health care lesson plan, students read an article about the financial cost associated with health care. Pupils discuss costs and resources that people in the article have to deal with for health care. Students discuss the importance of having health care benefits.
Welfare to Work: The States Take Charge
Students examine the Work Opportunity Act of 1996. In this welfare lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the history of welfare and the passage of welfare reform. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
Appreciation of Holidays
Students bring in items from home and have parents come in to show different items that represent their different holidays and families. In this appreciation of holidays lesson plan, students also write sentences about their holidays.