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Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math 77 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
History of the Star Spangled Banner
We have all heard the "Star Spangled Banner" at many points in our lives, but how often do we take the time to truly understand what the words of the national anthem mean to Americans? Don't miss this opportunity to examine the lyrics and explore the history behind an important piece of national heritage with your class.
8th Social Studies & History 84 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rockefeller's Revenge: Exxon and Mobil Unite
Study the impact and possible outcomes of the Exxon-Mobil merger in your language arts, social studies, or economics class. Secondary learners evaluate a series of graphs, write a paragraph interpreting the data, and engage in class discussion of mergers after reading a New York Times article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 208 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of Susan Jeffers’ Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, listed as a book to avoid by the Oyate website.
6th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Impact of Climate Change on Chinook Salmon
If your kids already know something about the water cycle, life cycle of salmon, and climate change, then they're ready to participate in an activity that explores Chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. They read an article and a case study, then discuss the potential or actual impact of climate change on the Chinook salmon.
5th - 8th Science 239 Views 101 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice movement to study and present to the class using a variety of creative options.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Mathematics of History
Is there a relationship between mathematics and history? In this video, Jean-Baptiste Michel explains how our technological advancements will afford many opportunities for mathematics to play an integral role in revealing key trends in our history.
4 mins 9th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
The African American Population in US History
How has the African American population changed over the years? Learners use charts, statistical data, and maps to see how populations in African American communities have changed since the 1860s. Activity modifications are included to accommodate grades 3-12.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 322 Downloads
When Will We Ever Use This? Predicting Using Graphs
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus. Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level but can be adapted either for middle school or higher levels.
7th - 12th Math 47 Views 736 Downloads
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science 38 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life on a North Carolina Military Base in Wartime
Investigators use a “Says/Means” chart to analyze and draw inferences from quotes taken directly from newspaper articles detailing life on an active military base in Greensboro, North Carolina during World War II. Individuals then use a writing organizer to craft a narrative about a personal experience that parallels an event in the articles.
6th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Create a Graph Online
Scholars create colorful bar, line, or pie graphs. They decide on a survey question to ask or a type of data to gather. From there, they collect information and data. They display this data in bar, line, or pie graphs that they create with a free online tool.
Pre-K - 12th 21st Century Skills 28 Views 238 Downloads
Connecting Oral History to Geography: The Changes of Madison County
Using individual computers, class members read a story and listen to oral histories of Madison County. They then conduct a scavenger hunt to locate items on the list. Although designed for Madison County, North Carolina, the approaches detailed here could be used for any area to model for learners how locate the geography reflected in oral histories.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Impact of Climate Change on Prairie Potholes Activity 2: Graphing/Data Analysis
Prairie potholes are dips in the earth that contain water, which is vital to the survival of many prairie inhabitants, including the Mallard Duck. Middle schoolers analyze data on the disappearance of these potholes in relation to the mallard duck population.
6th - 8th Science 33 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Top Secret Sensitive Information
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a lesson designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of Florida capital." A playful element involves using "Top Secret" folders with informational texts from which the class will draw their conclusions.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 137 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
Are you a non-ELA teacher looking to incorporate literacy skills and assignments into your curriculum? This lesson plan and its included worksheets are a great starting point for showing you how it's done. Although the activity was originally intended to be used as part of a larger unit on genetics, the overall sequencing of the activity as well as the rubrics, t-chart, writing and editing worksheets could all be used for a writing assignment on any topic.
7th - 10th Science 36 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Indian Removal and Forced Assimilation
It can be difficult to describe the removal and forced assimilation of indians during Andrew Jackson's presidency to a class. Reading the manuscript of the Indian Removal Act and analyzing photographs and political cartoons from the time period are valuable ways to access this piece of American history.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th Language Arts 80 Views 179 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Line 'Em Up!
Coordinate planes and Cartesian graphing systems are the focus of this math lesson plan. Learners use video, internet activities, and engage in hands-on activities in order to explore coordinate planes. The materials needed for this lesson plan are included in the teacher prep section of the lesson plan.
5th - 8th Math 28 Views 221 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Graphical Displays to Depict Health Trends in America's Youth
Identify the different types of graphs and when they are used. Learners will research a specific health issue facing teens today. They then develop a survey, collect and analyze data and present their findings in class. This is a lesson on mathematical techniques, but a collaboration with another subject area teacher would be useful to the students.
5th - 6th Math 12 Views 134 Downloads