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American Indian Art History Detectives
An art history detective; I want to be one of those! The class puts their heads together to hone their deductive and critical thinking skills in order to determine which Native American tribe created and used parfleche boxes. They'll use maps, research, and discussion to complete this fun and engaging task.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 17 Downloads
List of Famous Explorers
How many famous explorers can you name off the top of your head? Four? Five? Check out this list of 25 of famous explorers from around the world. The worksheet categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan and famed voyage of exploration.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History 86 Views 82 Downloads
Preparing for Extreme Natural Events
After a discussion about natural disasters, move on to talk about how to be prepared for such events. Introduce small groups to the FEMA website and get them reading about how to be safe during the types of occurrences in your area. Each group then takes one of the safety tips and generates a poster to display on campus.
2nd - 6th Science 32 Views 25 Downloads
In Your Own Words... Paraphrasing
How can you put a passage in your own words without changing the meaning of the original text? That is the question facing many young researchers. The advice modeled in this presentation is that writers read the passage carefully, identify the main idea, highlight important words or phrases, and then restate the main ideas in their own words.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Ernest (Miller) Hemingway Student Worksheet
Language learners and native English speakers are provided with a brief biography of Ernest Hemingway and can self-check their understanding of the information provided with a worksheet quiz that asks them to recall details from the readings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Growth and Expansion of America
Despite the difficulty of travel, the US expanded significantly between the 1800s and the early 1900s. To prepare for a performance task assessment on the rapid expansion of the US in the 1800s, class members engage in a write-pair-share activity and compare the way people travel today with the modes of transportation available 150 years ago.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads
Rockefeller's Revenge: Exxon and Mobil Unite
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class discussion of mergers after reading a New York Times article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 204 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Major Regional Dialects
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect. They trace historical events that have shaped the current major regional dialects.
5th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 171 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature.
9th - 12th Science 113 Views 357 Downloads
Watershed Works: Unit 3
Geology whizzes observe the effects of change within a model of a watershed. They place replica waste dumps within the models and note the path that the waste takes as water passes through. This detailed lesson plan provides teacher narrative, instructions for building the watershed model, discussion questions, and more!
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 13 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from cell structure and function to population ecology.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 156 Downloads
Seeing Red: Daphnia And Hemoglobin
Young scholars observe physical features of Daphnia and explain how characteristics allow them to survive, investigate Daphnia's ecological interactions, and observe how Daphnia turn red under low oxygen conditions through increased production of hemoglobin.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 19 Downloads
Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion
Learners identify and describe rocks that contain records of the earth's history and explain how they were formed. They formulate questions about and identify needs and problems related to objects and events in the environment, and explore possible answers and solutions.
3rd - 5th Science 14 Views 151 Downloads
Groundwater is an essential natural resource, not to mention a fascinating topic to study. Here is a series of twelve amazing lessons on the water source and how we use it in our daily lives. Concepts require higher math and physics knowledge, so you can only use these lessons in your high school earth science or college courses.
9th - Higher Ed Math 14 Views 54 Downloads
Finding Out About The Forest
Students investigate a local forest ecosystem and discover the biotic and abiotic parts of the forest. Students observe the groundcover, understory, and canopy layers as well as collect leaves and bark in order to identify trees in the forest as part of the "Finding Out About Forests" project.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 126 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data
It's hard to think of a 16 or 17-year-old being able to speculate about the impact of current economic conditions based on GDP data and business cycles, but that's just what they're going to do. This lesson plan provides background information, tons of web links, statistical data and solid activities to build a real world understanding of how the US Economic system works.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 182 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within an ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 114 Downloads
Getting Physical with Estuaries
Students investigate estuaries and the variations in physical factors from one estuary to another. In this estuaries lesson plan, students explore water depth, salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen in estuaries using an on line tutorial and make inferences about their relationships.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 51 Downloads
Something Fishy - Bioaccumulation of Mercury
High schoolers explore the dangers of eating high levels of mercury and how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain. They list the health of effects of high levels of mercury on humans.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 59 Downloads