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Students use videos, books, comic books, games, workbooks, internet, and other research tools to research bio-terrorism. In this bio-terrorism lesson plan, students research bio-terrorism and understand the biological agents use for it and how it is spread and the symptoms and treatments. Students take a quiz at the end.
Students discover tips and tricks while using Microsoft Word. In this word processing instructional activity, students discover ways to highlight text, delete text, and formatting characters while they type a document in Microsoft Word. Students utilize an Internet tutorial through a browser to complete the activity.
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Here are a series of lessons on the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This incredible, 15-lesson unit would be perfect for any fifth grade study on these important civilizations. Learners focus on the complex nature of the cultures, how their belief systems affected their actions, how the societies found and utilized their resources, and how geography impacted each society's day-to-day life. An excellent educational resource!
"Monkey's Paw," W.W. Jacob's horror story, is used to model for viewers how to use a writer's diction to analyze characters. Words describing the characters' actions, comments, and appearance are highlighted. After re-examining the highlighted text, two or more character traits are selected that are revealed by these passages. For guided practice, consider giving groups different excerpts from the story, asking them to repeat the process, and then having them share their findings with the class.
This lesson on creating a Microsoft Word document is Windows-based, but can easily be updated, not only to newer versions of Windows but also to iMac. The step-by-step directions are well written and this means not having to create the whole thing yourself. You could even print it out and then read it aloud as you guide your young learners along these steps; that way you wouldn't have to update anything.
A biography is a factual book or narrative about a real person. The book, The Story of Ruby Bridges is used to introduce non-fiction texts about real people and event to a Kindergarten class. A chart is used to highlight text features and facts from the story such as, important names, dates, and places. To conclude the lesson learners will state one fact from the book and explain how that fact lets them know the book is a biography.
Are you reviewing MLA guidelines with your emerging writers? This lesson focuses specifically on how to format an MLA essay. First they read the guidelines, then they look at a sample paper, and then they jump on a computer and practice formatting a paper themselves. A quick peer editing session is included, too!
Class groups use a graphic organizer to respond to questions and record impressions as they examine sections of the Charter of Carolina, the document that gave control of the colony to eight Lords Proprietors. After completing their study of the document, individuals then assume the identity of one of the Lords Proprietors and, writing in his voice, craft a letter to King Charles of England thanking him for the grant. Although some less-experienced readers may be challenged by the antiquated language of the Charter, readers can access background information and annotations by moving their mouse over highlighted text.
Young boat captains must decide where to deliver supplies to the Carolina colony. They examine “Of the Inlets and Havens of this Country,” a primary source document to determine where to put in. Luckily, your sailors have computer access for this exercise and can read the document online. They can move their mouse over highlighted text to reveal supplemental information and text annotation. Some of your readers may be at sea with the antiquated syntax, diction, and the sailing jargon, and thus, they will require additional support understanding the excerpt. Links to all required materials are included in the packet.
As part of their examination of Carolina history, eighth graders use a graphic organizer to record information found in a primary source about the relationship between colonists and the Tuscarora. If possible, have learners read the excerpt from John Lawson’s assessment online. As the reader moves the mouse over the highlighted text or images, background information or commentary is revealed. Included in the resource are links to Lawson’s writings, a template for the organizer, and a teacher guide.
Have your class examine the use of rhetorical devices, communication, and speech after reading Words Change the World. They analyze speeches, compose a paper, and use rhetorical devices in their own speech. This is an extensive lesson which you can use in parts or as a complete project.
Looking for an excellent lesson on teaching Word Processing and Windows skills? Then this lesson is for you! Using a file embedded in the plan, pupils practice developing desktop publishing skills. They practice editing, using a variety of formats, the toolbar, paragraph alignment, and how to properly save work. A terrific lesson which teaches important life skills.
Skim a brief biography of Amelia Earhart with your class, and then assign groups of researchers one of four topics listed: Amelia's family life, important airplane flights during Amelia's life, turning points in Amelia's life, and important people in Amelia's life. After highlighting information on the reading that relates to their topic, have them write a short paragraph detailing the information collected.