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A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan's novel Sarah, Plain and Tall serves as an excellent tool for examining point of view. During reading, the class thinks about how characters feel. Just before the climax of the novel, they write friendly letters to Sarah from the point of view of Anna or Caleb.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 247 Downloads
Remembering to Never Forget
Students discover how the history of a place or event affects one's present perceptions of that place or event. They examine the current tensions caused by the decision to make Weimar, Germany Europe's cultural capital.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 56 Downloads
Ecology of The Sonoran Desert Soil Crusts: Biology, Geology
This lesson plan is designed after research done on the ecology of soil lichen in the Tucson Basin area during the summers of 1997 and 1998. Its purpose is to guide young scholars into adopting the problem solving thinking of ecologists. The lesson plan encompasses all t
6th - 11th Science 6 Views 21 Downloads
Coming to Terms with the Past
Students explore Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal. They conduct research to examine how the post-Holocaust period has been handled historically and hold a teach-in to promote continued awareness of the Holocaust's impact.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads
Ornithology and Real World Science
Double click that mouse because you just found an amazing lesson! This cross-curricular Ornithology lesson incorporates literature, writing, reading informational text, data collection, scientific inquiry, Internet research, art, and technology.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 64 Downloads
Front Page History
Students consider how current events are directly and intricately tied to past events, decisions and other influences. The island of Guam is used as a case study as the events of WWII have continued to affect the people of Guam today.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads
Conversations With The Past
Students consider what they already know about the Holocaust and reflect on the sixtieth commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz by reading and responding to testimonials of victims. They create artwork to honor those who experienced the Holocaust.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads
Stuents explore aspects of bravery, family relationships, and teamwork as well as the darker human aspects of deviance and confession as they read the journal of the main character Paul Fisher and dramatize events from the novel in videotape format.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 395 Downloads
The Power of the Written Word-The Diary of Anne Frank Research Project
Students research famous or infamous men who had great power over others during World War II using four types of sources of information: books, encyclopedias, newspaper or magazine articles, and the World Wide Web. Pairs of students create reports.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 77 Downloads
Young biologists identify how plants and animals are affected by changes in their ecosystem and environment. The concepts of succession, maintenance of habitats, interrelationships, and adaptation are all discussed. This well-developed lesson has terrific activities and worksheets embedded in it that should make it easy to implement.
5th Science 11 Views 18 Downloads
Understanding the Body: Day 2, Puberty
Everyone needs to know what to expect when going through puberty. Intended for a special education class, this well developed and developmentaly appropriate resource provides a full days instruction on teaching teens with special needs about the changes that come with puberty.
9th - 12th Health 46 Views 66 Downloads
Denial on Trial
What is the "Faurisson Affair”? What is “Holocaust Revisionism”? What does freedom of speech entail? Do revisionists have a right to voice their ideas? Such questions are at the heart of a richly detailed, thought provoking lesson launched by a reading of an article from the New York Times about Holocaust deniers.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 154 Downloads
What's in a Name?
Students explore how one uses examples from history to inform themselves of past and present events. After reading an article, they examine the significance of renaming a base in Germany after a soldier who survived the Holocaust. They create a list of places that are named after people and research the people who have places named after them.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 36 Downloads
Narrative Nuts and Bolts
After viewing slides and reading about child labor, young authors compose an original narrative story. They practice note-taking skills and work to effectively engage a reader by incorporating plot, logical order, complex characters, point of view, and setting.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable