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Label the Butterfly Computer Activity
The Internet is used to research and study the anatomy of the elusive butterfly. Fourth graders pair up to explore a butterfly website in order to correctly label and diagram the butterfly shape and parts. After research has been completed, the class takes part in a collective activity where they use push pins and 3x5 cards to label a very large diagram of a butterfly on the class bulletin board.
Lesson Plan on HIV/AIDS
Students examine where, why, how and in what conditions HIV/AIDS exists. They examine the deadly impact this virus has had on the world and look at how to prevent the spread at home. The students also develop a greater awareness of the virus's impact on human rights around the world.
Disease and Epidemics - Social Studies
Pupils explore how the study of diseases, epidemics and disease management promotes our understanding of human culture and history. They also examine the roles of agriculture, trade and living in cities in promoting the spread of disease during the 14th century and today .
Fifth graders research experiences of African-Americans under the institution of slavery by exploring and reporting on Library of Congress material, including information from primary and secondary sources. Students share the information they gather with their classmates, and present information by creating a pamphlet, written in the first person, describing a life in slaver.
The Research Process: A Dress Rehearsal
Tenth graders investigate how to conduct research without writing a research paper. In this research instructional activity, 10th graders work in groups to research one topic. Students break down their topic into smaller subjects and each member chooses a creative way to present their findings through an oral presentation or visual aids.
Heart Health: Awareness and Research for Women
Students explore basic heart anatomy, review basic definition of heart disease, research different tests used to diagnose heart disease and heart attacks, discuss what constitutes a "healthy heart" lifestyle, and incorporate it into their daily habits. Students then prepare Powerpoint presentation on their research.
Inside Outside: Habitats and Human Organ Systems
Students examine the way habitats and human organ systems function. In groups, they role play the role of a government group assigned to determine if a settlement can make their home in a specific area. They must discover how humans and the environment might be effected if the area is settled.
The Debate Over Stem Cell Research
Learners complete a variety of activities as they examine the ethical issues behind stem cell research and cloning. They make their own ethical decisions on both subjects.
Environmental Stewardship: The Importance of Water Quality
Eleventh graders estimate the amount of water they use in a day, week, or month. They read the attachment, "Water Facts" and the teacher performs a demonstration of water sampling and testing. Students work in small groups to perform a research project related to the topic.
A 60s Trilogy
Twelfth graders select and research one of these three events from the 1960's-the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement or the counter culture movement- and select songs that are associated with these events. They prepare outlines and give oral presenations about the selected events and songs. Students conduct interviews with people who lived during the 1960's and they ask them to recall the events and identify songs associated with those events.
Franklin Learning Activities
Students participate in different activities examining Benjamin Franklin and his activities. They work together in groups and as a class to research his inventions and his self-improvement plans.
Games Children Play
Help your middle schoolers recognize the similarities and differences between the games they play and those played by pioneer children. Using the Internet, they research a game of their choice and discover how it has evolved over time. To end the lesson, they play one of the pioneer games. Focus on research techniques and citing evidence to extend your lesson.
How Plants Help Us Breathe
Third graders discuss how humans breathe and how plants help us to stay alive. In groups, they identify and label the different parts of plants and describe their functions. They compare and contrast the ways plants and animals breathe and explain the process of photosynthesis. To end the instructional activity, they discuss what they can do to improve the air quality.
Students examine the dynamic between animals and humans in the wilderness. They work together in groups share their journal entries when asked to reflect on natural areas.
Research the lives of famous women in this social studies lesson. Middle schoolers use various sources to research a famous woman and create a presentation about the accomplishments of the woman. They can find the central idea throughout each piece of informational text, and evaluate the claims in each.
Appreciating the Men of Ballet from Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre
Students examine the role of men in the American Ballet Theatre. In this ballet lesson, students watch segments of the Great Performances video "Dance in America: Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of the American Ballet Theatre." Students conduct further research pertaining to male ballet and create presentations to share with their classmates.
Students research school room from the past. They create a design for a school desk that is tailored to the specific needs of today's students. They evaluate group work and create a presentation.
Stand Up. . . Be InCtrl!
What is the difference between a bystander and an upstander? A collaborative project created through digital media will help the class understand that they can participate in an online community respectfully and responsibly. They consider the impact of cyberbullying and how their language or actions can impact others. Then, in small groups, they create surveys to distribute, collect, and evaluate. They use the data they collected to create a campaign to stop cyberbullies. Note: The lesson is great, but it needs to extend to applications in the real world, bullying happens everywhere, not just in cyberspace.
Taking the Human Rights Temperature of Your School
Learners evaluate their school's human rights climate using criteria derived from the universal Declaration of Human Rights. They identify areas of particular concern and develop an action plan to begin addressing the issues.
Global Issues Research Project
Students examine different global issues and share their learned information with others. Students choose a topic to research, write a research essay, conduct a survey about knowledge and attitude toward chosen topic, and create an oral and visual presentation of their researched information.