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Prepare your seniors for the world of work with a series of resume-building exercises. Job seekers gather and organize information about education, honors, personal achievements, computer skills, and work experience. After examining sample resumes, pupils fill out the provided template. Also included are lists of power words, words that describe personality qualities, skills and abilities, and a resume checklist.
Although you could use this for any classroom, it was originally designed to be used in a high school advanced placement English course. Five questions about classroom learning and participation are presented. Give this to your class to assess their confidence with speaking in front of a group, particularly a group discussion.
Meet Keefy the Clown, a man afflicted with the mental illness, schizophrenia. The short film reveals that scientists are narrowing down genetic markers for this heartbreaking disease. After viewing, biology learners take on a very challenging activity in which they read a pedigree chart and connect the information to puzzles representing the genetic makeup of persons in the family. They systematically rule out puzzle pieces to identify the one responsible for a fictitious disease. This would be an enriching exercise for your advanced placement biology classes!
You don't come across resources like this one very often. It is a tool for you to use with parents and guardians of learners in grades 6-12. It provides a complete outline for a 27-slide presentation geared at helping guardians coach their children in preparing for college. It's a great resource which can be used at a back to school night or family night.
Learners apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem lesson, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This lesson is full of hints for teachers to teach math better.
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
Eighth graders engage in a lesson that is concerned with the acquiring of skills necessary to make informed career choices. They examine the type of language that should be acquired for communication in the workplace. They also have class discussion about written journal entries.
If you want to challenge your US government class, this assignment requires them to identify a contemporary issue or event that reflects the four main principles of the Constitution (federalism, separation of powers, protection of individual freedoms, adaptability/flexibility). Working in pairs, groups conduct research to prepare for a presentation to the class. This is a great exercise to measure a deeper understanding of constitutional principles.
Are the advanced placement tests just around the corner for your Spanish classes? Read this article to collect short literary analysis activities to use before the week of the AP exam. Written in Spanish, this article showcases five bell-ringer activities. For example, on the first day, the class reads a few verses of Lope de Vega and identifies alliteration and the author's use of sound.
As a review or note taking guide, this resource wraps up a unit on the tree of life. Biology bigwigs define phylogeny and answer questions about the subsequent classification of organisms. The worksheet takes a straightforward and orderly approach. It was designed for an advanced placement biology courses.
The discussion continues: Who started the Civil War? So why not get your intelligent learners involved. Readers use the account of Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow to begin their analysis of who started the war. Scholars are challenged to confirm or refute perspectives on the matter by using other accounts and opinions on who or what is to blame. They are assessed by their completion of “Perspectives on the Civil War” worksheet.
This collection consists of a slide on each of the following unrelated, but fascinating elements: einsteinium, curium, radium, radon, nobelium, seaborgium, silicon, magnesium, and postassium. You will not find detailed information on the chemical properties of these elements, but rather interesting facts about the history or use of each. If you are looking for a presentation to simply stimulate learners' interest in chemistry, you might find this useful.
Quiz your beginning Spanish speakers on their use of definite and indefinite articles. Through two short exercises, they review el, la, un, and una. With the first activity, they write the correct Spanish article for each word. In the second, they match the Spanish phrase with its English translation.
How does exercise affect blood pressure? With a blood pressure meter and a simple activity, kids will discover the answer, then discuss a few follow-up questions. In the procedure, one of the suggested activities has learners getting up and down on a chair, which could pose a safety risk; going with the jumping jacks option may be best. Additionally, be sure to find out if any pupils have asthma or other conditions which might make this activity difficult; those children could assist in blood pressure readings and record data for others.
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not wire tapping was an invasion fo privacy. What is protected under this amendment? Learners watch short video clips on the Olmstead case and take notes on a graphic organizer. They conduct a case study in the context of the fourth amendment and participate in a mock trial. Find resource links, all worksheets, a rubric, and a detailed explanation of this assignment here!
Tenth graders debate a resolution about a planned waterfront community from the point of view of various interest groups. They have a "Town Meeting" in which members from each interest group debate their researched opinions for points. They "become" the various interest groups and design a hands-on model of a waterfront community.
Students observe demonstrations to show the solubility of gases in liquids. In this gases lesson, students discover the relationship between temperature and pressure to and how they affect the solubility of gases in liquids. Students investigate an ammonium fountain demonstration an interpret the phenomenon.
Students examine economic policy. In this Economics lesson, students learn about the structure of the Federal Reserve System and the functioning of the Federal Open Market Committee. The four-lesson unit consists of simulations and internet research designed to have students take on the roles of participants in a FOMC meeting.