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Open Cities: Europe
In this European cities worksheet, 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.
Yann Martel: compelling author of the 21st Century
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.
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.
The Life of a President
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.
Geography A to Z: The Letter F
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.
1988 Summer Olypmics
Learners research the Olympic Games and focus on the 1988 summer Olympics in Korea. In this Olympic Games lesson, students make a collage of sports pictures and a web of sports in the summer Olympics. Learners complete related worksheets for the 1988 summer Olympic games and discuss how they would feel if the games were in their town. Students discuss the Korean Olympics and write a paragraph about an Olympic event they would like to participate in.
Vietnam War Quiz
The Vietnam War is a fascinating topic. After reading or lecturing on this infamous war, give your class a 10-question multiple choice quiz to check for understanding. Saigon, military tactics, and major events are a few of the items they'll need to know to get an A.
Science Fiction - Genre
Unsuspecting George McFlys are presented into the craft workings of the science fiction genre of literature. Speculations are developed through teacher-led dialogs about how science fiction impacts science, technology, and comments on contemporary culture. Readers are encouraged to pick texts that interest them for their analysis and are provided with thoughts to develop.
Understanding Other People's Decisions
Learners 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.
Rewards of Reading
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.
The Olympic Games 1
In this Olympic games activity, 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.
Word Search Match: Capitals of Countries
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 instructional activity, students read for context clues, determine meanings, and select correct words or phrases to complete sentences. Students complete eight sentences.
Worksheet 1: Geography Quiz
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.
Do You Have a Yen for College?
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.
Would You Consent?
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.
Introduction to the Biotic Water Quality of a Stream
In this lesson, students 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.
Using A Volunteer Acquired Database Constructed On The Internet, Examine the Relationship between Dissolved Oxygen and Water Temperature
Ninth graders access a database and open a spreadsheet. In this oxygen and water temperature lesson students save the database, sort it and generate scatter plot graphs.