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Eighth graders research Pharmacy as a potential career. In this eighth grade mathematics lesson plan, 8th graders conduct Internet research to investigate what a pharmacist does, what skills are necessary to become a pharmacist, and what colleges offer degrees in pharmacy. Students present the information gathered to their classmates.
Students participate in an after school program that promotes communication with others, solving problems, and making decisions. They experience getting in touch with themselves, about cats, training cats, showing cats and explore careers related to cats. Plans are made to visit an animal shelter.
Students analyze information from various sources to create a hypothesis about the origin of a family artifact. Students create a hypothesis about the origin of the item and write a paragraph explaining why they believe the hypothesis is true. Students create other possibilities in case their first choice is not correct.
Ninth graders examine the ethical issues and concerns that emerge in the medical field. In this Ethics lesson, 9th graders summarize the foundations that shape individual professional, and institutional positions. Students practice informed decision making when presented with medical illness and treatment dilemmas that raise concerns.
Tenth graders differentiate between positions, interests, and values. In this current events instructional activity, 10th graders analyze, in a response to literature, the failure of a fictional negotiation. Students demonstrate the ability to use listening, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills when proposing a solution to the immigration question in the US.
Students explore citizenship and identify their interests, families, and friends. They work in groups to discuss each others' interests, friendship, and ways to reach out to others. After discussing their neighborhoods and communities, they select a project they can do for their schools as community service.
Students investigate what kinds of supplies would be needed for a trans-continental expedition. They watch a video about the Lewis and Clark expedition, develop a list of supplies, create a graph, and compare/contrast their list with the list of supplies collected by Lewis.
Sixth graders research environmental consequences of the changing conditions in an ecosystem. In this environmental impact lesson, 6th graders watch the Green Mountain Paper Company simulation for 'The Trout Mystery.' Students then complete the simulation activities for the topic.