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Students explore famous people by researching their specific person/subject. In this biography lesson, students utilize an encyclopedia and the Internet to research a famous person from U.S. history which they are assigned at random. Students create illustrations and a short biography about their subject and share it with the class.
Fourth graders create a travel guide about the state of Indiana with 100% accuracy. They label the capital within the travel guide with 100% accuracy. Students label one major river in the right location with 100% accuracy. They circle the Indiana State governor and two famous people from Indiana with 100% accuracy.
Pairs of learners choose an earth scientist from an extensive list. They collect information by researching online or in books about the childhood, education, and major contributions made by their chosen scientist. When they present their findings to the class, one partner takes on the role of an interviewer while the other acts as the scientist. Teacher's directions, an assessment sheet, and student handout for recording information are part of the package. Consider allowing presenters to dress the part and videotaping the interviews to share with parents at an open house.
Students explore world leader's quests for peace. In this world leader research lesson, students read a speech by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and view budget figures for the United States. Students work in groups to create an alternate budget. Students write in their journals about the article and draft a letter to their elected officials about their views on budget priorities.
Students consider the prospect of inviting a controversial leader to speak in their community. They analyze the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial invitation to speak at Columbia University. Students create provocative interview questions to ask other contentious world leaders for class presentations.