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- Matteson, IL
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Students define the characteristics of a neighborhood. In this neighborhood exploration lesson, students observe their surroundings and identify the components of a neighborhood. Students learn about the role of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization, and interview a neighborhood representative.
In this measurement worksheet, students solve and complete 6 various types of problems. First, they define defensible space and what it does. Then, students identify an object that is an approximate distance from where they are sitting. Students also estimate the area of each zone shown in square feet.
Students explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Students respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination. In this racial discrimination book lesson, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book. Students discuss the reader's purpose in this story. Students discuss the main character's love of music. Students write a response to literature.
Students incorporate the design process to create their own perfect job or career. In this career design lesson, students develop questions to research for a future career choice. Students brainstorm about their personal skills to use in their perfect career and use the Internet to complete a personality assessment as well as a career exploration. Students design a plan to reach for their perfect career.
Students discover the ideas of enlightenment by reading historical poetry. In this philosophical lesson, students read poems by Sir Walter Scott and Sergeant Joyce Kilmer while discussing the themes of the writing with classmates. Students view the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day and complete several activities based on the characters and existential viewpoints from the film.
Students read a fact sheet about homelessness in the U.S. and Texas. In this homelessness awareness lesson, students design a budget based on minimum wage earnings and evaluate how basic needs can be met. Students discuss and write about the challenges faced by low-income earners and optionally participate in community service to assist the homeless.