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As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The tone of the entries becomes more and more terrifying as the persecution progresses.
Sixth graders study and discuss the class novel, The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. This amazing, 33-page lesson plan has everything you need to do an in-depth study of this novel with your class. In-class activities, worksheets, small-group projects, homework assignments, assessments, and extension activities are all embedded in the plan. A worthy exploration for any class studying the works of Mark Twain.
Slippery Rock? Bird In Hand? Philadelphia? Every country, state, town, river and mountain was named by someone. While the focus of this lesson is how places in South Carolina were named, the skills taught are universal and the writing lead-ins are engaging. In addition, with a little research, the activities could be adapted to any state or area.
Practice listening skills while studying oral story tellers from different parts of Louisiana. Consider the regional dialects and insider language of folk groups with your class. Identify language as part of folk life and recognize that folk groups share special insider terms, phrases, and dialects unique to them.
This is a solid introduction to the European Union and the debt crisis of the late 2000s through 2012. Class members watch a PowerPoint, take notes, read passages, answer questions, and work in groups to write a fable that illustrates a lesson about the financial crisis. This resource provides excellent handouts, with clear instructions for the fable as well as a rubric.
Students explore issues surrounding language norms, including the distinction between prescriptive and descriptive norms, the differences between norms for spoken English and those for written English, how word meanings change, and whether e-mail and instant messaging are influencing written language.
Learners read an autobiography of a peace corps volunteer studying Chinese. In this cultural acceptance lesson, students compare the dialects of Chinese with English dialects. Learners discuss the differences in learning and teaching a language in different cultures and how language acquisition leads to cultural acceptance.
France has gone through a lot of changes lately - first the monarchy fell to revolution, then the Republic was formed from the ashes, and now Napoleon has made France a major world power once again. This video shows the meteoric rise of Napoleon I, the new Emperor, and his continued acquisition of power and territory as he fights Russia, Prussia, and Great Britain in the War of the Fourth Coalition.
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion.
Students consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese culture, such as teaching style and treatment of foreigners, with those in the United States.
Students write fractions in the simplest form. In this Valentine's Day fractions lesson, students are given a cup of candy hearts and they write the fraction of each colored heart in simplest form. Students also translate "love" and "heart" into various languages using an online translation website.
The skills of decoding, word recognition, oral reading, phonemic awareness, and writing are all covered in this terrifc language arts instructional activity for 1st graders. In it, pupils discover that letters are written symbols for sounds. They work with print to help them read words, retell a story, and create one of their own. This instructional activity has everything you need in it for successful implementation. A rich educational experience, for sure!
You're not going to find lesson plans any better than those that are produced by The Washington Post. This one is all about insects, and it's a fabulous lesson! It's packed with terrific teaching ideas, student worksheets, website links, extension activities, and a wealth of information about the world of insects for your learners to absorb. Observing and classifying insects are the two main thrusts of th lesson.