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Are your young writers afraid of semicolons? Show them the proper way to use these useful punctuation points when linking ideas together. Outlining both rules and examples, this resource is a great way to show your pupils how to vary their sentence structure using semicolons.
Here is a lesson designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson covers the month of April, but the template presented could be reproduced for each month of the school year. There is an answer key provided.
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson plan! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.
Fifth graders explore the important figures of the Civil Rights movement by completing a research project. In this African American activist instructional activity, 5th graders select an individual that helped bring about civil rights during the middle 1900's. Students research their person using the web and library before acting as a "wax museum" version of their person in class.
Extend appreciation of the contributions of well-known African-Americans throughout history. First, post pictures of five individuals around the room and have groups rotate, writing what they know of that individual on the poster. The second part of the activity involves learners drawing a name of a famous African-American and creating either an acrostic poem, trading card, PowerPoint slide, or thank you card for that person. A great activity to kick-off Black History Month!
Learners examine the life of Prince Hall who became a member of the Free Masons during the time period of slavery. Depending on the grade level, they are shown pictures or read a reference guide listing the characteristics of each philosophy. To end the lesson, they discuss the meaning of freedom and identify the factors one needs to feel a part of a society.
Students research significant historical sites of Alabama and share their results through a videoconference with students from other states. They listen to the book, "Crazy for California," conduct Internet research, evaluate a survey sent to students in another state, and perform a version of Amazing Alabama by videoconference.
This lesson is designed to raise awareness of women's importance and contributions to society and to the preservation of history. Women played, coached watched, and supported the game of baseball. Students research players, coaches, and wives that supported baseball and their impact on the Negro League Baseball League.
Fourth graders study historical significant people born in January and February and note their accomplishments. Using given websites, 4th graders collect biographical information and participate in activities about a specified hero. They create an illustrated report about the chosen hero and share it with the class.