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Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson plan 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 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. Students 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.
Learners 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.
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.
Students 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 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.
In this lesson, young scholars 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.