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Critical Analysis #1: "Videotape" Don DeLillo
In this critical analysis worksheet, students read "Videotape" by Don DeLillo and discuss the relevance of the author and date of publication, the general topic, and determine the type of writing. Students also summarize the work.
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Pupils listen carefully and critically to THE YEAR OF THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE. They then answer 5 questions: identify a main idea, identify two details, and answer two questions involving critical analysis.
Critical Analysis of Arthurian Internet Website
Students use a worksheet to rate the material on different websites. They complete a critical analysis of the site. They demonstrate information they learned during viewing of the different websites.
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. Extra web links, interdisciplinary connections, and extension activities are all included.
TECHNOLOGY OF WORLD WAR I
Seventh graders use technology to conduct a Web Quest project with the purpose of gathering information to answer questions as they explore the technological advances created during and by the advent of World War One.
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.
Critical Analysis Leads to Global Action
High schoolers discover the interconnectedness of the world. In this global studies lesson, students identify challenges the world faces and craft solutions to the problems they identified. High schoolers present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.
Critical Analysis: "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain" by Jessica Mitford
In this "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain" instructional activity, students analyze the purpose and the meaning as well as summaryize the text. Students determine three elements that the author used to make her point.
Facts and Opinions in advertising
Fourth graders identify facts and opinions as it relates to real advertisements. They create their own advertisements using fact and opinions to sell their product.
The Second Voyage of the MIMI
Sixth graders research on the many uses of plants and trees throughout the world. They also plant their own plant or tree in which they take care of.
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.
The Age of the Homespun
Seventh graders use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
The Life and Times of....
Students assume the role of an investigative reporter and research an artist and the world in which they worked. They create a 2-page newspaper using MS Publisher about the artist and the time period he/she lived in.
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.
Who Am I? Exploring Identity
Learners define identity, consider who they are/what they value, explore the work of two photographers featured on an upcoming episode of EGG THE ARTS SHOW to see how they have dealt with the issue of identity, and respond using photography, paint, clay.
South Africa Story: Apartheid, Diamonds & Gold
Students 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.
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. Students complete different genres of writing.
Students identify the literary elements of a selection of historical fiction. They compare and contrast women's roles in the past and now. They apply the basic principles of democracy when reviewing the right to vote.
How to DO Just About Anything
Learners discover how to use a digital camera and how to make a PowerPoint presentation. They practice good listening skills and hear how to make a "Supa Dupa Egg." They take notes and use them to create an effective, step-by-step PowerPoint presentation. Resource includes several rubrics, detailed procedures for student work, presentation planning graphic organizers, and more.
Jackie Robinson, WWII, and the Integration of Baseball
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball instructional activity, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II. Students analyze documents and write essays that address the topics.