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The Cross Country Race
Students explore sports by reading a book in class. In this story analysis instructional activity, students read the story called The Cross Country Race and identify the hardships encountered when running a long race such as the one in the book.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Cross Country Skiing
Students are introduced to cross country skiing. They sit down on picnic tables in Craft Building. Students study how they are going to fit their skis, boots, and poles. They are explained that the ski boots are in European (metric) sizes.
2nd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail
Students access the Oregon Trial website to find information on what it was like to experience traveling the Oregon Trial. Then, in groups, they create dioramas depicting events that could have happened along the Oregon Trail.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Students examine what it was like to travel west on the Oregon Trail. They develop a list of questions about the trip, explore various websites, and create a story about the experiences of a 19th century family travelling on the Oregon Trail.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 11 Views 43 Downloads
Finding Slope of a Line from Graphs, Tables, and Ordered Pairs
Middle schoolers explore the concept of slope in numerous ways and start to look at simple linear equations. They describe the slope in a variety of ways such as the steepness of a line, developing a ratio, using graphs, using similar triangles, and through ordered pairs.
7th - 9th Math 52 Views 396 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Nineteenth Amendment
Beginning with an exercise of favoritism to engage learners, progressing through image and primary source analysis of the Nineteenth Amendment and the Seneca Falls Declaration, and culminating in a look at a political cartoon called Election Day, your learners will get up close and personal with the advocacy events leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Is the Writing Process?
Use this packet to support a narrative writing assignment. The materials included in the packet center around a prompt for writing about a rite of passage. Each part of the writing process is described and demonstrated. After reading the information and model, pupils apply the each concept to their own essay.
7th - 12th Language Arts 161 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cross Country Adventure
Students practice measurement and geography in this lesson. They build a Lego vehicle using an RCX. They predict how many seconds it will take their vehicle to reach a specific state on the United States of America map that each group of students have.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Winter Olympics: What a Blast!
Students participate in games inspired by the Winter Olympics. In this Olympics appreciation lesson, students play games inspired by Winter Olympic sports. This lesson includes a guide on how to play adapted versions of skating events, bobsled events, hockey, and cross-country skiing.
5th - 6th Physical Education 28 Views 71 Downloads
If You Were a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Fourth graders explore the pioneer experience on the Oregon Trail and compare and contrast modern day travel experiences with those of the nineteenth century. They synthesize historical data through a creative project.
4th Social Studies & History 21 Views 43 Downloads
TE Lesson: GPS on the Move
Students participate in a scavenger hunt and a drawing activity to examine the use of Global Positioning Systems including a handheld GPS receiver for personal navigation. They practice using the GPS receivers while collecting data from which they decide how to navigate to set points.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Winter Olympics Stations
Students experience various Winter Olympic sports in Physical Education class. In this Winter Olympics lesson plan, students participate in stations which represent the Olympic games. These representative stations include a biathlon, cross country skiing, speed skating, torch relay, and ski jump.
2nd - 5th Physical Education 8 Views 37 Downloads
Number and Operations Sense: Whole Numbers
Explore operations with whole numbers, using a calculator to develop understanding of the effect an operation has on the numbers involved. Your class collects data, looks for patterns, and makes conjectures regarding numbers or operations.
3rd - 5th Math 48 Views 881 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Do These Add Up?
Common Core mathematical practices require that young mathematicians not only know how to add fractions with unlike denominators, but also to recognize when adding fractions are appropriate for the word problem. Fifth graders are given nine different word problems and asked to identify when and why adding fractions is correct.
5th Math 9 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Riding With Alice
Student listen to Don Brown's, Alice's Grand Adventure before discussing cross country travel. They trace Alice's travels on an outline map of the US and focus on the state of Indiana. They color and label the counties that Alice traveled through.
3rd - 4th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads