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In this European cities activity, 10th graders find the countries of Europe on a map, match countries with capital cities, categorize different types of cities and identify cities from pictures and on a map.
Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson will take your class on a journey through the history of Calligraphy, engage them in technique and style, then challenge them by having them create new strokes to create a new type of Calligraphy. Extensive background and technique information is included. 
Students examine the life of President Gerald R. Ford. After reading an article, they discuss his legacy. They collect articles written during his time in office and examine the key issues of his presidency. They write an article about how they feel legacies should be portrayed of a political figure.
Young scholars analyze people's choices from different points of view. They read different scenarios and explain how they would react personally in that situation. Then they analyze what they would do in another character's position and contrast the two. You might need to model this first, as it's often difficult to identify that our decisions are often a reflection of our circumstances. 
Students study European cities and label countries on a map, match cities to countries, and answer true and false questions. In this European cities lesson plan, students also guess the names of cities they see pictures of.
Learners evaluate financial options available for attending college. In this simulation, they must use exchange rates between currencies to calculate the dollar equivalent for tuition costs in a foreign country. They examine study options and write summaries about which school to attend.
Students examine how to make reading a habit. They read and discuss an article, discuss anti-war messages in Dr. Seuss books, complete a worksheet, and analyze the first amendment.
In this Olympic games worksheet, students research thirty dates to match up with the cities that the games were played in. Students place all their answers in chronological order as well.
In this capitals of countries worksheet, students write the matching clue number by each capital and then locate and circle/highlight each of the thirty-six capitals in a word search puzzle.
In this comparing places worksheet, students answer questions regarding a girl who has lived in two very different places. Information about the two places is provided.
In this vocabulary meanings worksheet, students read for context clues, determine meanings, and select correct words or phrases to complete sentences. Students complete eight sentences.
Students take a geography quiz and circle the multiple choice answer that answers each question correctly. The quiz is quite-challenging, and an atlas may be required to help the students. An answer sheet is provided.
Readers of Life of Pi will find this presentation compelling. Not only does it provide background information on author Yann Martel, Hinduism, and Islam, but questions to comtemplate as well. A perfect complement to the novel.
Tenth graders investigate the concept of humans being the subjects tested in studies. The ethical considerations are presented in depth. Along with the information students study informed consent by role playing the process.
In this lesson, middle schoolers properly use a taxonomic key to identify benthic organisms. Students go onto collect aquatic macroinvertabrate and then ennumerate all organisms colelcted. The culminating activity is the Project Watershed database to copmare properties of a stream.
Ninth graders access a database and open a spreadsheet.  In this oxygen and water temperature instructional activity students save the database, sort it and generate scatter plot graphs. 
In this online interactive geography quiz instructional activity, students respond to 100 identification questions about world cities. Students have 8 minutes to complete the quiz.
The geography letter of the day is F! The class needs to determine the answer to each of the seven clues with a world location that starts with letter F. Wonderful for a daily warm up or as an exit-card activity.
Students examine the path of pollution that was created by the Chernobyl accident. They discover how air pollution travels from one area to another and sequentially locate the countries where radiation traveled to.
Students research countries participating in the Olympic Games. They create a database which includes graphs for comparing population density, the number of athletes, per capita income, etc. for each country. This project is completed after the students have been studing and watching the Olympic Games.

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