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For this all, half, most, and none worksheet, students fill in the blanks to sentences with either the word all, half, most, or none. Students fill in the blanks for 14 sentences and write 4 on their own.
Students explore ancient Greece. In this ancient civilizations activity, students use their Big 6 research skills to complete a Web-Quest about famous people of ancient Greece. Students use their findings to create PowerPoint presentations.    
Students explore the regions of France. In this cultural studies activity, students research the geographic and cultural regions of France. Students prepare PowerPoint presentations to share their findings with their classmates.
After youngsters learn about the life and work of Elizabeth Fry, they pretend that they are a child in the Newgate Prison. They write a thank you letter to Elizabeth Fry thanking her for making their lives better while in the prison. Finally, they use an activity sheet embedded in the plan to write a letter to the editor the local newspaper describing why Elizabeth Fry should be included in the list of very famous people.
Fourth graders are able to view a photograph of Gus Grissom. They are able to view the patch created by Gus Grissom. Students are able to read a biography of Gus Grissom. They are able to write and role-play an interview with Gus Grissom. Students name some famous people from Indiana.
Students question the accepted practices of science by scientists and their interactions with technology and society. They devise and conduct appropriate interview procedures for scientists to question their understanding and application of scientific habits of mind and conditions for research work.
Students share ideas about how scientists know about dinosaurs, then read a news article about the recently found remains of a hadrosaur. In this dinosaur lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a class discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and answer comprehension questions. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students react to statements about volcanoes, then read a news article about scientists monitoring eruptions at Augustine volcano in Alaska. For this earth science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the lesson with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students explore the roles that the United States government agencies play in weather forecasting, climate control, and other climate-related environmental issues. They then write letters to President Bush recommending how a new National Climate Service could be organized using resources from these established agencies.
Students investigate famous people in U.S. history. In this American history lesson, students read about famous people such as Helen Keller and Einstein. Students think of ways they might become famous.
Seventh graders investigate the qualities, characteristics and skills that effective leaders possess and use. They research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders (past and present) and then assess the significance of their accomplishments.
Students take on the role of a person, organization, or governing body with a stake in the decision of whether or not to allow U.N. inspectors into Iraq. They argue point of view to a "mock" Saddam Hussein and write a drmatic monologues as
Students investigate the life and influence of Tet suko Kuroyanagi upon the world. They conduct research into her life from the 1st grade to adulthood. Students read excerpts from her book for information and inspiration.
Fourth graders describe in their own words how a home or other structure can be a "container of memories." They also identify the Marker of Distinction site nearest to their school on the map provided and summarize the honoree's biographical information. Finally, 4th graders write creatively about the home of one famous Chicagoan and/or write creatively about their own home.
Students engage in a lesson to research the life of Tezuka Osamu. They examine his life and writings looking for the answer to essential questions to guide the work. They complete several activities as part of a unit study.
Tenth graders explore the importance of Paul the octopus. In this World Cup lesson, 10th graders research the location of Germany and its cities on a map. Students read an article and answer questions.
Fourth graders recall the names of the first two presidents of the United States and identify the man who became the third. They compose an epitaph for Thomas Jefferson.
Fourth graders search a database of famous people from North Carolina. They answer questions about famous North Carolinians using the database. They complete an exit slip of the two most interesting things they studied about famous North Carolinians.
Students examine the achievements, and the personality and character of the man who is called "father of the Turks." Student groups hold a debate, which centers on whether or not Ataturk's reforms were necessary.
Fourth graders use the sort tool to search a database of famous people from North Carolina. They independently use the database to answer questions about Famous North Carolinians. Students describe the similarities/differences among people of North Carolina, past and present.