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Young scholars design a simple machine for a simple machine contest. In this simple machine lesson, students design a simple machine that will solve a problem. They draw a diagram, label it, and test the machine before they present it in a PowerPoint or a podcast. They debrief as a class.
Students complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. In this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from the US and the Middle East, Jews and Muslims, and Israelis and Palestinians. Students complete several activities to learn how theatre can help students explore important social issues.
Young scholars discuss the use of slang expressions in literature. In this literary analysis lesson, students examine the use of slang words and expressions in the popular novel Catcher in the Rye. Young scholars research the various slang terms used, and discuss their possible traditional English uses. Students create their own definitions for the terms used in the novel.
Upper elementary writers can use this presentation to help them discover how to create personality in characters they create by focusing on the words the writers have them say. A lot of text is included in these eight slides which should give pupils some valuable examples and tools to assist them in their character development when writing.
Young scholars examine U.S. foreign policy following World War I. In this foreign policy lesson, students study the Five-Power Treaty and the Kellogg-Briand Pact and their effectiveness in preventing war. Young scholars create political cartoons and write essays regarding anti-war sentiment in the U.S.
Good readers visualize what they are reading. Help your pupils develop this skill with pages drawn from an entire book devoted to the use of Graphic Novels in the classroom. The four included pages focus on conveying time, writing dialogue and narration, script writing and editing, and the use of symbols, colors, balloons, and boxes to tell a story. Class members then select a passage from a story and create their own graphic novel pages.
Candy conversation hearts make writing a sweet pastime. Fifth graders write narratives demonstrating a complete thought and correct punctuation. The trick here is that they must use the words on five candy conversation hearts as part of the dialogue. Since these hearts are printed with a variety of messages, pupils must cleverly connect them throughout their narratives.