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Young scholars describe the human body's major systems that work together to regulate the body. Students also examine the effects of stress on the body and discover ways to deal with stress.
students collect and interpret data about their own sleep patterns, as well as family members. Students graph their results and compare with others in the class. Students identify and interpret healthy sleep patterns and behaviors.
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.
Students describe stellar objects using terms such as stars, planets, satellites, orbits and light. In this sun and stars unit, students research stellar objects through seven individual lessons discovering star characteristics, how light and heat are important to living things, the differences among stellar objects, and the solar system.
Students read the work of a 19th-century American author. The use representative lithographs from the Currier & Ives collection at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (available online at to undertake "cultural analysis" of the piece of literature.
Students investigate genetic disorders and infectious diseases. They research genetic disorders and infectious diseases to complete graphic organizers, creative posters and a research paper.
Students create a monogram, based of the idea of a Turkish Tughra. They examine the connection between writing for communication and writing as an art form. They explore the vocabulary related to the use of art media in the classroom.
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
Young scholars explore and assess the importance of music to the economy of Louisiana. They review and analyze the jobs, skills and careers found and needed in the state's music industry as well as how to meet and make personal contact with people in the music industry. Each student also evaluates musical performances and recordings.
Learners examine primary documents to determine whether or not George Washington was an honest leader. In this presidential history lesson, students evaluate Washington's leadership prior to and during his presidency. Guided reading activities are included with this lesson.
Here is a fantastic lesson that integrates the culture, food, and rituals of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The class discusses what they know about the holidays typically associated with each of the three religions, then they analyze and define food rituals. In small groups, they conduct research on one religious holiday and use their research to construct a menu, which will be used as the basis of large-group discussions on the similarities and differences in each religious holiday. A well-thought-out lesson that  contains everything needed: videos, links, worksheets, vocabulary, and background information.
American dream or American nightmare? Whether born in the USA or having come to America, we, the people of the United States, are prompted by a vision. Explore that vision through a series of materials and activities. Although designed as extension projects for gifted, self-guided learners, the materials and activities in this resource can be used to introduce a vision or unifying principle for a semester or year-long American literature course. The activities can also be easily adapted for group projects and the portfolio assignment can serve as a final assessment. A great packet that deserves a place in your curriculum library. 
Students study the similarities and differences between British and American painters located in the Musee' d'Orsay. In this art history lesson, students learn how to observe and analyze pieces of different art styles. Students read passages of biographical information for the artists and study some of the works.
Fourth graders conduct hands-on research on the evolution of specific transportation systems, including the systems of canals and locks developed to allow travel on the Great Lakes and rivers and the subsequent creation of increasingly technological transportation solutions.
Young scholars are introduced to cursive handwriting as a symbolic language system. In this cursive handwriting instructional activity, students apply the Peterson sequence approach and practice gross motor patterning and action word rhythm. Young scholars then identify what legibility means in cursive writing while they practice hand positioning skills.
Fourth graders investigate the technology of farming in Ohio. The effects of technology upon society is considered. The long term effects of using new technology is part of this investigation.
Students examine and describe population growth in certain areas and identify the factors responsible for it. They practice calculating exponential growth using math formulas.
Young scholars explore the various cultures of North America. They examine the differences and similarities between an immigrant's homeland and the culture of Central Kentucky. Students discuss strategies to make the transition easier for immigrants today.
Tenth graders discuss anomalies in nature and science. They discuss times that anomalies led to the collection of data that explained the phenomena and contributed to changing scientific understandings. Students work in groups to research different aspects of evolutionary theory.
Eighth graders investigate the qualities, characteristics, and skills that effective leaders possess. In this leadership qualities lesson, 8th graders research the backgrounds and contributions of world leaders and assess the significance of their accomplishments. Students role play as their chosen leader.

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