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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.
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns and adjectives that describe themselves. They use these words to create a personal identity map to share with their classmates. Consider extending this lesson by having each learner write a haiku about themselves.
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.
Eighth graders create artwork inspired by the work of Victor Vasarely. In this op art instructional activity, 8th graders explore color theory and color mixing. Students create ten shapes to use in their artwork and over the course of two weeks, students mix colors and plan their artistic piece.
High schoolers observe demonstrations to show the solubility of gases in liquids. For this gases lesson, students discover the relationship between temperature and pressure to and how they affect the solubility of gases in liquids. High schoolers investigate an ammonium fountain demonstration an interpret the phenomenon.
Students explore the concept of finding the area between two curves. In this finding the area between two curves lesson, students model the logos of McDonalds, Nike, and Motorola on grid paper. Students find functions to represent the logos. Students find the area between two curves of each logo by taking the integrals of the functions.
Three questions, requiring short answers, show that chemistry learners understand the concepts behind balancing chemical equations. Nine equations leave the coefficients to be filled in, and eleven reactions are described for learners to write as balanced equations. This is a comprehensive worksheet that provides the necessary repetitive practice in balancing chemical equations. This may be useful for a general chemistry course as well as the intended advanced placement course.
Written for a college physics course, this midterm examination deals with electric and magnetic fields. When taking this test, learners answer multiple choice questions, solve problems, and analyze a variety of attractive diagrams. Because it was designed for a general physics college course, it would also be appropriate to administer to your high school advanced placement physics classes.
The University of Hawaii has published a vast collection of midterm and final exams for their Physics 152 course. This particular exam offers a variety of assessment methods, and covers the topic of electromagnetic radiation. Multiple-choice, drawing light rays, short-answer, and problem-solving questions are available. Use this excellent resource with your advanced placement physics learners.
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening comprehension before the exam? Teach your Italian speakers some of these strategies and give them several opportunities to practice.
Immerse biology learners in circulation and gas exchange for both simple organisms and higher animals. Six pages of short-answer questions and labelling of the human respiratory system are included. This assignment was written for an advanced placement biology course and zeroes in on the relationship between the circulatory and respiratory systems.
There is no better sight to see than a classroom full of eager young adults, hands raised high, eager to jump into a class discussion. Get your class identifying and discussing rhetorical strategies and then debating long into the night with this current events-centered lesson plan.
Young scholars participate in a demonstration designed to illustrate how easily and quickly a person can be conditioned to respond to external stimuli. Students look at numerous ways in which conditioned behavior affects their day to day activities.
Gain skills in ecosystem evaluation including chemical, biological, and physical qualities. Students write a report on a local ecosystem.
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods of progress in African-American military history.
High schoolers reflect on the events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s. In this history lesson plan, students explore the conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union revolving around missiles in Cuba, then answer reflection questions about the topic.
Young scholars incorporate technology by creating a Microsoft PowerPoint. Students experiment with various animation techniques and slide formats, so that they become familiar with the program. They gather research information on topics using the Internet.
Students apply their knowledge of math by rewriting word problems using equations. In this word problem instructional activity, students build upon previous knowledge as they set up the correct steps to solve word problems. This instructional activity is full of hints for teachers to teach math better.
Learners examine the time in which the Puritans lived in colonial New England. In groups, they research the Puritans view on life and death and discuss as a class. They read gravestones, diaries and other primary sources to discover more about their daily life. To end the lesson, they research the way contangious diseases made their way into New England and the effect on the population of the Puritans.
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.