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Mysteries of Egypt
Students watch a video about the mysteries of Egypt. They locate the country of Egypt and landmarks on a map. They research Egyptian artifacts and create a replica of the artifact. They write a summary of the object to complete the lesson plan.
People and Their Place in the Community
Third graders search TDC database for images of famous people, such as Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., etc. They also retrieve information about their accomplishments, time frames, areas, and how they made a difference in their community.
Students develop vocabulary to identify members of a family and write a description. This is done in the language of German. Students work interchangeably between German and English.
Diamonte Biography Poems
Students write diamante poems about historical figures. In this poetry and history lesson, students are assigned a famous historical figure to research. Then, students use their knowledge of parts of speech to write a diamante poem to present to the class in costume.
Mysteries of Egypt
Students investigate the Egyptian civilization. In this cultural lesson plan, students watch the film Mysteries of Egypt and create a replica of an ancient Egyptian artifact.
Teachers Learning about Stuttering
Teachers go on a scavenger hunt to find the answers to the questions about the disorder of stuttering. This lesson is intended to increase teachers and counselors knowledge about the disorder of stuttering.
The History of Computers
Students study the people and inventions related to computers. They research famous people for each invention they created and create a timeline of the inventor and his inventions. They present an oral presentation about the person for the class. They research websites to answer questions regarding the development of computers and generations of computers.
Animal Signs from Chinese Calendar
In this Chinese calendar worksheet, students find the birth year for five famous people. Students research and determine the animal sign from the Chinese calendar that represents each birth year.
Students discover facts about Alabama. For this Alabama lesson, students gain information about Alabama's state bird, state flower and state animal. Students study the history of how Alabama became a state.
A Relevant Approach To History (At-Risk Learners)
Students, at-risk learners, identify by date, impact and stage of United States development at least three major inventions, discoveries, famous people, or events.
Students explore aspects of their dream job. In this career exploration lesson, students are encouraged to either choose an existing job, or create one, and write about it on an accompanying worksheet. Extension activity ideas also available.
Students analyze the concept of democracy. In this democratic values lesson, students analyze the lyrics of selected popular music that address issues that challenge the role of United States as a world leader. Students create exhibits that share their visions of American democracy.
The Roaring Twenties Mural
Students explore the roaring twenties. In this Progressive Era lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the government, economics, social issues, cultural influences, and famous people from the 1920's. Students use their research findings to design a mural that represents the era.
All, Half, Most, and None Exercise
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.
Why is Reading Important?
Ninth graders discuss why reading is an important skill for them to use in their lives. In groups, they examine the problems someone might have out in the world if they are illiterate. They practice reading in ways that it makes it fun for them to keep doing it on a regular basis.
Ancient Greece Lesson
Students explore ancient Greece. In this ancient civilizations instructional 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.
Discovering the Regions of France
Young scholars explore the regions of France. In this cultural studies lesson, students research the geographic and cultural regions of France. Young scholars prepare PowerPoint presentations to share their findings with their classmates.
Interview Indiana's Man in Space
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.
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members explore these questions and craft an essay that presents their reflections. The packet includes a brief plan but the real value is in the resources included. Provided are a resource list, a reflective essay writing assignment, rubric, and exemplary writing sample. In addition, templates for “Power Quotes,” historic events, famous people, significant art and architecture, education issues, fads, fashions, literature, music, and radio shows are provided.
What is Genomics?
How do geneticists create a genetic map with only fragments of DNA? Through a series of activities, high schoolers piece together the mystery of genome mapping. By working together to compile a DNA sequence that is as complete as possible, learners understand some of the limitations facing scientists, as well as begin to relate to why collaboration is a must in science. Note: there are some prerequisite concepts needed before completing the tasks herein; see the second bullet point under the Pre-activities section.