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In the third and final activity in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding, as well as other effects of climate change, then they propose an action plan to address the issues at the school level.
Examine the effects of climate change on the water cycle in the first of three lessons using the IBM THINK app, which walks through the process of innovation. Learners look back through history to see which tools might help them study climate change, then perform a controlled experiment simulating the hydrologic cycle under different environmental conditions.
Learners keep "Mindwatch" diaries to chart their own prejudices and stereotypes. In this social justice lesson, students monitor their own reactions to people who are different from themselves. Learners identify and discuss patterns of bias.
Combat hate online by bringing it into the light. Begin by giving learners a quiz, then lead a discussion based on the issues the quiz brought up. As a class, develop strategies to confront online hate. Assign different venues to groups such as social networking sites, online games, online research, and blogs. The ideas produced will be put on a class webpage, blog, pamphlet, or poster. Create a positive environment, both in your classroom and in the world.
Encourage inference skills with this research project. The class researches past United States presidents' methods of confronting crises. They write a State of the Union Address for that president in historical context.
Students create mind maps to explore appropriate relationships between employees and managers in various businesses. Then, they work with partners to write and perform role-plays that teach employees how to confront bullying bosses.
Students examine a job-training/violence reduction program that removes gang graffiti in East Los Angeles. They discuss issues confronting their own communities and propose community service programs to address these issues.
Is your class reading Pride and Prejudice? In order to link scenes to the themes in Austen's novel, pairs take on the confrontation between Lady Catherine and Elizabeth (Chapter XIV). After writing their own version of the conversation, partners act out their dialogues and consider questions about the scene, decide whether Elizabeth has changed the way she sees Darcy, and make predictions about that will happen later in the novel.
Students consider warnings signs of possible school violence and create scenarios that demonstrate how violence might be averted. They generate a guidebook to help students confront violence before it happens.
High schoolers discuss important influences that have shaped their own cultural, religious, gender and social beliefs. They share personal experiences with prejudice. They create strategies to confront bias.
Students discuss strategies for preventing violent confrontations. After investigating the life of Deanna Maran, they share with classmates their own experience with violence and engage in various role-playing activities. Finally, students design their own lesson plans about conflict resolution and create posters using slogans expressing the consequences of violence.
Eleventh graders compare and contrast motivations and reactions of literary characters confronting similar conflicts (e.g., individual vs. nature, freedom vs. responsibility, individual vs. society), using specific examples of characters' thoughts, words and actions.
Although focused on the winter ecology at Crater Lake, this lesson could be tweaked to use as a exploration of any region. After a visit to Crater Lake, learners discuss topics relating to winter in this area, such as the behavior of animals. Using Kidspiration they put information into categories under migration, hibernation, and confrontation.
Young scholars participate in an imaginary scenarios that involves different ways to confront and talk about issues surrounding death. Students will write a letter expressing their emotions to a pet or person who has died.
Effective, clear, and expressive language make conflict-solving possible. Children practice speaking to express their ideas and feelings. They role-play to develop conflict-solving and use formal English to solve confrontations without force.
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing a business letter. In this communication technique lesson, 6th graders define several psychological terms such as humiliation, rejoicing, hesitated and taunting. Students create business letters which utilize new confrontation techniques and share them with classmates.
Students are introduced to the various stereotypes faced by women in Japan. In groups, they discover the types of discrimination women received because of the stereotypes and how they have confronted them over time. They develop their own solutions to the problem and share them with the class.
Students research challenges with which modern biotechnology confronts wild nature. Students collect articles that relate to biotechnology and the environment. Students prepare a collaborative answer to the question, "Do we really need wild nature?"
Students investigate methods to get along. In this philosophy instructional activity, students explore different methods to disarm an argument or confrontation they disagree with. They discuss aggression, rule breaking and disagreements.
Fifth graders compare the books The Well and Wings and also complete a letter. In this power of words lesson plan, 5th graders also discuss communication and confrontation.