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Students read stories about people making differences in the world and specifically the hunger plight. In this making a difference activity, students read stories about people who impacted people and the plight of hunger. Students then write for a prompt about how they can make a difference in the world.
Sixth graders research the Revolutionary War and complete activities. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint to learn about famous people of the Revolutionary War. Students discuss vocabulary words, a KWL chart, and comprehension questions in groups. Students then research a famous person using the given website and write a magazine article for an individual who was in the Revolutionary War. Students design a wanted poster for the person.
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.
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.
High schoolers explore the roaring twenties. For 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. High schoolers use their research findings to design a mural that represents the era.
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.