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Ohio's Indian Wars
Eighth graders examine the circumstances that prompted Ohio's Indian wars. In this Native American history lesson, 8th graders read textbook pages as well as primary documents prior to creating Venn diagrams that compare the wants and needs of the Native Americans to the British and United States governments.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Pop Around the World
Learners study the origin ofc. They locate countries where it is grown on a world map. They color the world map and glue kernels of popcorn onto the countries from which popcorn originated. They write the names of common items that contain some type of corn product.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 46 Downloads
Where Do All the Toxins Go?
Students demonstrate how chemicals accumulate in fish fat. They study path ways of toxins in the fish's body and ways to prepare fish to avoid consuming the toxins. They examine U.S. and Canada regulations to protect the environment.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Michigan Food: From Farm to You
Students recognize Michigan on a map and understand how its climate is affected by the Great Lakes. In this Michigan food lesson, students play a trivia game to identify the produce of Michigan. Students relate the climate in each part of Michigan and why it is good for the particular crop grown there.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Marquette and Joliet Explore the Mississippi in 1673
Students locate and name the St. Lawrence River, the five Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River on a modern map. They find Quebec, Michilimackinac, Wisconsin, and Chicago on that map. They find the same places on a 1681 map.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
In this North American geography worksheet, students read about the impact humans have had on the environment in the United States and Canada. Students take notes and answer 3 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 203 Downloads
Michigan History of Philanthropy
Students investigate how philanthropy began in Michigan. In this philanthropy lesson, students read Michigan History of Philanthropy and read a timeline of several events. Students create a picture with a sentence about a time when they witnessed an act of philanthropy.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 5 Downloads
Angkor What? Angkor Wat!
Young scholars investigate one of the largest religious structures in the world, Angkor Wat, a temple in Cambodia. The temple's place in Southeast Asian history, its history and the migration of ideas of both Hinduism and Buddhism is examined in this lesson.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 34 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The Midwest
Students research agricultural products of the Midwest. In this Midwest lesson, students watch a video about the geography of the Midwest, discuss how topographical features were formed and review the agricultural products the Midwest is known for.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 Downloads
US Geography: The Midwest
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography lesson, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of the country. They make billboards which advertise an agricultural product that would be associated with this part of the country.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 25 Views 78 Downloads
Young scholars investigate America during the the 1800s. In this Social Studies lesson, students examine the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion, and other historical events that happened during the 1800s. Young scholars compare and contrast locations and events of that time.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 25 Views 86 Downloads
Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries
Students research marine ecosystems by creating class presentations. In this oceanography lesson plan, students research the different locations of marine sanctuaries by identifying them on a transparency map in class. Students create posters and a 5 minute presentation on their selected sanctuary to show their class.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Invstigation of Lake Superior
Students explore Lake Superior. They conduct a variety of interdisciplinary activities such as writing stories regarding its water cycle, drawing a diagram of an aquatic food web, and identifying exotic species critical to the ecosystem
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads