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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
"The Gettysburg Address" is the basis of a series of activities that not only model for learners how to conduct a close reading of a text, but also how a close reading can help them comprehend a difficult text. The detailed, step-by-step plan includes an appendix of supplemental activities, other versions of the speech, a vocabulary list, and guiding questions with instructional commentary.
8th - 10th Language Arts 33 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to the European Union
What is the purpose of the European Union, and what institutions and countries comprise it? Check out this resource in which class members participate in a student-led WebQuest activity designed to offer an overview of the European Union. They will then work in groups to design travel brochures on assigned countries from the European Union.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
When it comes to structural design, one must consider form and function. For structural engineers, load-bearing is one of the most important considerations of function. Introduce your class to the topic by having teams compete for highest critical load held by a structure created from a deck of cards and scotch tape.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Canoe?
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or as an addition to a physical science lesson on buoyancy.
3rd - 7th Technology & Engineering 20 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Market Economy
From consumers and producers to profits and incentives, offer your learners an overview of the market economy and the concept of supply and demand. Here you will find reading materials that cover several fundamental terms of economics, as well as information on six primary traits of a market economy (i.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 54 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Looking at French Decorative Arts: The Science of Good Design
Students examine the style of an 18th-century compound microscope and its case. In this scientific design lesson, students look at Jacques Caffieri's, "Compound Microscope and Case" before comparing the design to a modern microscope. They design their own scientific or technological instrument using pencils, colored pencils, and drawing paper.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cardiac Arrest! Using Forensics to Investigate Cardiovascular Anatomy and Function
Students identify the different parts and functions of the cardiovascular system. In this forensics instructional activity, students collect and analyze evidence on a fictional crime. They describe different causes of cardiac arrest.
11th - 12th Science 47 Views 176 Downloads
What Can Nature Teach Us about Sustainable Design?
Talk about Velcro®, Gecko Tape, WhalePower turbine blades, and other innovations that mimic nature to inspire your STEM or engineering class. This set of worksheets gets them thinking about imitating nature in terms of sustainable design. Learners are not likely to know examples of each operating principle, so this would be best used as a note-taking guide while you introduce them to each.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Archimedes' Principle of buoyancy
Students use the internet to research Archimedes' principle of buoyancy. In groups, they summarize the principle and share it with the class. They also participate in experiments in which they test the principle and share their results with the class.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 30 Downloads
The Physics of Flight
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading Laurence Yep's Newbery-winning novel Dragonwings.
4th - 6th Language Arts 26 Views 73 Downloads
Kwanzaa Symbol Strips
Students research the African family holiday of Kwanzaa and find the symbols for the seven principles of Kwanzaa. After conducting research, they analyze the symbols and how they may relate to their own lives. Students create an original art following the designs of Adinkra weaving patterns used on Kente cloth and include the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Landscape Garden Makeover
A project-based learning plan focuses on landscapes in the community. After identifying problems, such as dead trees or misplaced automatic sprinklers, learners design solutions, contact local organizations to fix the problems, and do all the necessary work to correct the problems.
9th - 12th Language Arts 22 Views 64 Downloads
You can learn a lot from a robe, especially if that robe is from the Qing Dynasty. Examine the beauty and symbolism that covers a functional and piece of clothing entitled Winter Dragon Robe. The class will consider and analyze all of the images on the piece to hone their critical thinking and observation skills.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
What is a political party, and what major parties exist in American politics today? How did the party system develop in American history, and how are parties organized? These questions and many other details regarding the political party system in the United States government are addressed in this publisher-designed presentation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable