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In order to investigate cetntripetal force and angular momentum, youngsters compare the motion of erasers hung from a string. It is not clear what type of Amish toy is needed in the warm up activity, so you may not be able to use it. The activity that follows is simplistic, but serves its purpose of getting physical science learners to investigate circular motion. Two language arts, a social studies, and a math activity are also suggested as cross-curricular supplements. 
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements of science, and history as well as language arts. Many fine activities and websites are embedded in this 11-page plan.
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
Students acquire knowledge and literacy (through multiple intelligences) in social studies, language arts, science and math as we study the Oregon Trail. This type of lesson is strong in its attempt to be accessible to all learners.
Youngsters learn about community through exploration of their own neighborhood.For this lesson about community, students create a community in their classroom. Students think about what their community looks like by making a map. Students create a class newspaper to understand how people in the community get information. Students are challenged in multiple disciplines including social studies, language arts, and art, as they go through six activities to create their class community.
The purpose of this unit is for young scholars to make the rich set of connections between astronomy and the rest of science and technology, language arts, cultural studies (social studies), math, art, and music.
Students complete a variety of daily enrichment puzzles designed to encourage critical thinking skills, while developing and reinforcing math and language arts skills.
First graders will begin with a hands-on technology introduction activity of a Paint picture example on the Internet. This Paint web site includes a picture, a story, and a higher order thinking question. After reading and discussing the book, The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate The Wash, 1st graders will develop a picture about the book using the a computer drawing program. This is a cross curricular lesson integrating technology, art, and language arts skills.
Ninth graders research the lives and values of Roman legendary heroes and contrast them to contemporary idols in a multimedia presentation. This lesson utilizes interdisciplinary skills (research, discussion, oral presentation and writing) and reinforces grade-level content areas (English Language Arts, Social Studies).
Learners complete an interdisciplinary unit chronicling the life cycle and movement patterns of the butterfly. Through language arts, mathematics, and science activities, students identify various types of butterflies and document the stages of the life cycle as well as migration patterns in North America. Unit link is included.
Here is a fabulous lesson plan on the Earth's radiant energy system. This amazing, 31-page document is chock-full of great activities, worksheets, lab sheets, quizzes, rubrics, and assessments. Learners model and explain cloud formation, calculate incoming and outgoing radiation, identify aerosols in the earth's atmosphere, and make climate predictions. This is one of the finest educational resources I've come across! Highly recommended for your upper-elementary and middle schoolers.
Students create individual representations of Chinese calligraphy symbols in this cross-curricular lesson for the elementary Language Arts or Art classroom. One enrichment activity is included.
In this skills worksheet, 4th graders answer 48 questions from the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress in Language Arts and Mathematics.
Elementary schoolers take a look at the work of sculptor Roxanne Swentzell. They pay particular attention to her work, Mud Woman Rolls On. Then, the young artists use clay to create a sculpture of their own which has the theme of a storyteller. All of the instructions and materials needed to implement the lesson are clearly laid out for you in the plan. The pieces of art that kids make during the activity will become instant family treasures.
Learners participate in a cross-age reading program. In this language arts lesson, students choose a class of younger children and read them the book The Legend of the Bluebonnet. Learners reflect upon their service project in a journal.
Students at-risk in high school and primary grades pair up to read and write together. They create books modeled after authors and illustrators. They hold a parents' day to display their completed books.
Explore the elements of science fiction. Middle schoolers investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
Sixth graders examine the use of slavery in the United States. Using a map, they draw the route of the Tecora and Amistad voyages. Individually, they write an essay describing their opinions on whether the Africans on the ships should be able to go free. They write a journal entry role-playing as someone on the ships and re-write one of the books in the form of a cartoon or children's book to end the lesson.
Elementary schoolers create a hands poem. The lovely format of the poem is clearly explained in the lesson, and a worksheet is embedded in the plan that will support pupils in their writing of the poem. They are encouraged to write the poem based on what they have done with their hands, what they are doing with their hands, and what they'd like to do with their hands as they get older. Illustrations are made to go along with these poems, which would look great up on the classroom bulletin board!
Young scholars write a story inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and then try their hand at their own rendition of this famous piece of art. In a twist, students incorporate the stories into their paintings.

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