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Music in Words
Your class can build strong, well-represented opinions about the music they hear. They listen to, and share thoughts about, a piece of classical music. Then they write a piece of music or a poem, and analyze their peers' work and their own creative processes.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 109 Views 565 Downloads
Stonehenge: Solving Ancient Mysteries
Students explore archeologists and anthropologists and the tools and methods they use to gather and interpret scientific evidence. They research current archaeological excavations and contact the scientists working at these digs.
7th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Jackie Robinson, WWII, and the Integration of Baseball
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball lesson plan, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 35 Downloads
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people groups like African-American slaves, women, Hispanic-Americans, and Native-Americans have worked to secure their freedom and equality throughout the nation's history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Short Stories: The Fun Way
Do your young authors suffer from Writer's Block when they try to write short stories? Access their natural creativity with C-Gor, the writing monster! Intended for use with a SMART board (but not restricted to it), the instructional activity takes aspiring authors through a new writing process called C-Gor (Character, Goals, Obstacles, Results).
7th - 9th Language Arts 75 Views 343 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Poems: "The Rabbit"
In pairs or on their own, fourth graders read the poem, "The Rabbit." They then answer eight critical-analysis questions, requiring them to make inferences, and interpret the poem's meaning and use of language. The reading passage, analysis questions, and an answer key are included.
4th Language Arts 27 Views 211 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth to Genocide to Power
Invite your learners to discover the efforts of Night author Elie Wiesel to promote awareness of genocide in the world. Your class will begin by watching and reading an interview of Elie Wiesel, and then work to create a "living" Holocaust museum by researching instances of genocide around the world and designing posters based on their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Coming to America After the War
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To conclude their research, individuals respond to a writing prompt comparing the experiences of immigrants to those born and raised in the US.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Iditarod, One's Will to Survive
Sixth graders listen to story The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto for background information on the Itidarod, research, follow, and log a musher's progress throughout the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, and take part in a survival course at a local gym.
6th Language Arts 8 Views 38 Downloads
Critical Analysis: "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain" by Jessica Mitford
In this "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain" worksheet, learners analyze the purpose and the meaning as well as summaryize the text. Students determine three elements that the author used to make her point.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
First Grade-Sixth Grade Partners
First graders are partnered with buddies from the 6th grade and participate in a variety of activities together - including a joint book report/review. They interview each other, create a letter to Santa, do some buddy reading, and create videos of themselves.
1st - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads
MTV and Othello
After reading Acts III and IV of Othello, give your class a fun, interactive, music-related activity. Begin by asking students about songs they have heard in movies or plays. Let them look up the lyrics online and ruminate about the effects of those lyrics.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads
Composition with Circles by Alexander Calder
Students write a critical analysis describing the characteristics of the painting Composition with Circles by Alexander Calder. They view how he used balance, color, mood evoking strokes, symmetry and texture in his creative piece of art.
K - 5th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Iditarod, One's Will to Survive
Sixth graders read "The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto" and "Woodsong" to study about the Iditarod. Students journal electronically, reflecting upon the reading. Students save this information to the file server. Students also examine how to save information from the Internet to a file server.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
South Africa Story: Apartheid, Diamonds & Gold
High schoolers use the internet to research the history, culture and political issues in South Africa. Using writing activities, they discover more characteristics of the country. They write how the natural resources found in the area affect its culture and how apartheid changed the nation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads