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Outdoor Action Leadership & Group Dynamics Workshop
Students practice tools of observation and action to become a more effective leaders and facilitators. They engage in group exercises, one-on-one, and journal writing. In addition, they create base groups that to experience group development and process.
12th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
Creative Ways To Teach Evolutionary Concepts
Research how DNA, the genetic blueprint of living organisms, plays an essential role in the continuity of life. High schoolers will summarize how their influence may very well effect the destiny of the population from one generation to the next.
9th - 12th Science
New Review Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion questions about characterization and plot, and projects after kids have finished reading.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student handouts, and a list of the major steps that learners should take before, during, and after the seminar.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The "Tree" Branches of Government
Introduce your learners to the three branches of government with a great collaborative group project. Class members work together to create a graphic organizer in the shape of a tree to inform others about the goals and principles of the United States Constitution and the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Introverts
One-third to one-half of the population are introverts, yet they are increasingly subjected to a culture where being social and outgoing are prized. And as author Susan Cain argues in this video, "When it comes to creativity and leadership, we need introverts doing what they do best.
19 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Students play a game. In this communication and loco-motor skills lesson, students are dividend into teams to play tag. Each team devises a plan and specific strategies of how they will tag the players on other teams. Students assess their strategies and how effectively they worked.
3rd - 5th Health
World War I PowerPoint Projects
Use these project guidelines as a start to designing your own class PowerPoint project and to consider what elements you would like to assign and assess in your class. While the resource begins with instructions for researching World War I topics, the project materials, such as the timeline and rubric, can really be adapted for use in other subject areas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Mozart Effect
Music has been said to effect short term memory. Learners test out this hypothesis, graphing how knowledge retention in a biology classroom changes when music is played in the background. In the end, a better appreciation of the dynamics of music is tied to how the brain perceives sound.
6th - 9th Science
Fast Food in the American Psyche
Help learners make the connection between fast food, television, and social issues in the United States. They will keep a journal of their own habits, view a quick video, compare their habits in small groups, complete a jigsaw activity, put together dialectical journals, present information, participate in a fishbowl discussion, and compose an essay.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Students list the qualities of a good leader as well as the various roles of group members. They discuss how good leaders help make the group more successful and identify people in their community who are good leaders. Students offer suggestions for how to work successfully in a group.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History