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This lesson has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution. Fifth grade Social Studies is in the bag!
Read informational text which relays how medical care differs around the globe and throughout history. There are three separate lessons, each focused on a particular case study, regional medical availability, and cultural norms. Learners use the provided information to analyze and research a medical condition and possible treatment plan. This is a very complete series which includes worksheets, case studies, background information, narratives, and a glossary.
Research characteristics of slavery during the 19th century by reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Also view several informational texts, pictures, story illustrations, and primary source documents. Pupils write an expository paper describing 19th-century slavery and create a PowerPoint presentation or poster board display.
Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then present reports about what they discovered about these creatures and their habitats.
If your school has a photovoltaic system and you have access to its temperature data, then this is an outstanding lesson in energy efficiency. Environmentalists consider four days' worth of data and use critical thinking to apply data to various situations including heat pollution and industry, wildlife, and agriculture. Extensions, background information, and internet resources are provided to equip you to guide your physical science surveyors through this exercise.
Locating and synthesizing information is an essential part of the research process but can be overwhelming for many young writers. Eliminate some of the stress and confusion, this resource suggests, by separating these steps. To focus just on the synthesis of information, assemble for your pupils a resource packet, including materials that come from a variety of information sources. Researchers are then taught how to analyze and synthesize this information.
Combine art and word analysis in a lesson about genus and species. Elementary children sleuth out the meaning of scientific names for a number of shark species using a prefix and suffix definition chart. They then draw an image of the shark based upon their "translation." Afterward, they compare their drawings with the included images. Handouts, answer keys, and extension suggestions will make the lesson go swimmingly.
It's not easy to find fabulous physics lesson plans, but School Power Naturally has put together a series of them. In this particular lesson, high schoolers learn about the structure and functioning of photovoltaic cells. They construct a giant PV cell model as a class and throw wads of paper across it to demonstrate photons becoming electrons. Of course, you will explain the relationship. Plenty of background information is provided to support you, and a student worksheet further explains these concepts.
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing background information, worksheets, and an answer key. This would be useful if you are looking for a simulation of how ecologists make decisions.