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Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting
In the third and final lesson 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.
Lesson 1: Confronting Climate Change: Seeing
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.
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.
White House Havoc
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.
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the effects of a warming planet on a more comprehensible scale.
Working it Out
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.
The Writing's on the Wall
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.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter XIV: Lady Catherine and Elizabeth
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.
School Safety Net
Learners 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.
Diversity: Our Strength, Our Challenge
Students 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.
Confronting the -Isms
Students 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. Students identify and discuss patterns of bias.
New! Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights movement, including criticisms of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s political demonstrations in Birmingham. They will also listen to an excerpt from King's renowned "I Have a Dream" speech, and evaluate the pros and cons of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in a class debate.
Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and Indie.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa - Lesson 1
Students gain a better understanding of the AIDS worldwide epidemic. They see how music is connected to other aspects of our lives and our world. They listen to and discuss multicultural music.
Confronting Two Challenges-One Physical, One Intellectual
Students examine how the author confronted the challenges of a new language and a new culture. They examine how the author's penchant for running featured in his adjustment to the culture of Fuling and in his learning of the Chinese language.
Social Studies: The Ugly Face of Violence
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.
The Point in Point of View
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.
Brainstorming and Creating a Graphic Organizer Using Kidspiration
Although focused on the winter ecology at Crater Lake, this lesson plan 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.
Defining and Discussing Death
Students 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.
What Would You Do?
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.
The Power of Words
Sixth graders explore language arts by writing a business letter. In this communication technique lesson plan, 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.