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Barbie and Ken. Disney princesses and GI Joe. Empowering toys or self-esteem wreckers? Class members poll one another about their response to the question of whether or not they would buy these types of toys for their children. To inform their opinions, class members read an article of background information, an annotated academic article, and an evidence and perspectives sheet. Pollsters use the provided survey grid to gather and analyze the data they collect and the sentence frames to craft a summary analysis.
Gain a deeper understanding of autism and the broad spectrum of individuals that this developmental disorder affects. Temple Grandin explains key aspects of autism as conveyed through the recent motion picture based on her life, including the autistic mind's tendency to be specialized and engaged in visual thinking. Support your class members in developing a greater perspective of different types of learning abilities and styles.
Learners discuss two common eating disorders-obesity and anorexia. They explore the relationship between these eating disorders and body image. Students consider their own body image. They are asked if they can identify any eating disorders by name and what else do they comprehend about them.
Students investigate the details of the October 27, 1999 assassinations in Armenia's Parliament - by developing a series of questions related to the causes of the attack, the effects on national and international scales.
Students practice close reading as they explore how to recognize strategies writers use to accomplish goals and connect with audiences. They read "Our National Eating Disorder" and they draft a summary from this reading.
High schoolers explore chromosome karyotyping. In this chromosome karyotyping lesson plan, students use a chromosome kit to explore chromosome syndromes and disorders. They also produce a large model of a cell with chromosome to simulate cell division, the stages of cell division and the structures of the chromosomes.
This worksheet would make a nifty quiz on the laws of thermodynamics. Nine multiple choice questions assess high schoolers' understanding of energy transfer, specific heat capacity, phase change, fusion, and vaporization. It is short but saavy.
Who, what, when, where, and why questions are often the questions that teachers use to foster engagement, verbal communication skills, higher-order thinking, and hopefully, a deeper understanding of the world. This tool is geared toward fostering competence in verbal communication and answering direct questions. Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) oftentimes have difficulties with verbal expression and need many supports in developing a functional, expressive vocabulary.
Here is an app that will help kids sort objects! Sorting is an action that promotes cognitive flexibility and executive function. It is a key skill used in categorizing scientific data, making generalizations, and is foundational in early mathematical reasoning. Research shows that children under the age of four or older children with severe ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) may lack the cognitive flexibility that occurs with sorting tasks.
Students examine eating disorders and some possible causes. In this eating disorder lesson plan students identify symptoms of eating disorders and understand that help is available for treatment.
Students read Ray Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day," and identify elements unique to the science fiction genre. They list elements specific to science fiction and which apply to all fiction. In the computer lab, students research interviews with science fiction authors in which they express environmental concerns.
In this dictionary disorder worksheet, pupils determine the words that would fit on a dictionary page according to the guide words listed. Students are then asked to alphabetize the selected words.
Students identify farm animals after receiving visual stimuli and a verbal prompt. They apply appropriate social language into her vocabulary base through group interaction with peers. They mimic a physical action when given a model.
Students identify objects using more than one word. They describe personal pictures using at least two words. They describe Playdough creations using at least two words.
In this healthy eating word search worksheet, students analyze 24 words in a word bank that pertain to healthy eating, eating disorders and obesity. Students find each word in a word search.
Get your class outside, away from the television, and maybe even learning something about nature while they're at it. Individuals will chose an open, natural space to spend time in for several days. Each day they will complete a page in the provided ten-page "Natural Space Journal". For every page of the journal, pupils draw and write about things they see, hear, and think about as they spend time in their chosen open space. The specific prompts at the top of each journal page will get your class noticing things about nature they may not have before, thinking in a scientific way, and hopefully appreciating nature!
Students analyze the experiences of a fictional soldier in a war and create a mental health profile for that individual. They emulate psychiatrists and propose treatment strategies for their particular soldier's post-traumatic stress disorder.
Students test and discuss their ability to remember events in their recent and past history and reflect on cases of dissociative fugue and amnesia. They graph and analyze data to look for patterns in the ability to recall a list of words. Finally, they identify and record instances when they use their memory and write a response reflecting on how their dependence on a functioning memory.
Encourage advocacy and involvement in public policy. The instructional activity described here lays out a detailed plan for creating strong democratic citizens. Class members discuss the different types of citizens, complete two graphic organizers about big ideas, study a map to try to determine how they could include more green spaces, and either write a letter to an authority about their proposed solution or put together a presentation about their proposed policy change. Close the instructional activity with one of three options included. A strong instructional activity with all materials included in the file.