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Module 3: Linear Functions
Math scholars explore properties of linear functions. In this algebra instructional activity, learners solve word problems using algebraic symbols. They solve quadratic and linear equations using algebraic skills.
Native Son Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Richard Wright's Native Son. Students may check some of their answers online.
Social Issues Facing Children
Young scholars examine the issues facing children in society. In groups, they participate in a simulation to discover the lack of connection between child-support and how it affects the children and society as a whole. To end the lesson, they also examine the emotional effects on the children and how to solve the problem.
Native Son Quiz
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Richard Wright's Native Son. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Millennium Development Goals - To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Students study what it is like to be poor. In this poverty lesson plan, students research and complete activities on poverty including Alpaca farmers, living on 50 pesos per day, and how to help those in need.
Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink
Students discuss the importance of taking care of their water supply so not only they can use it but generations in the future. In groups, they examine a real pollution scenario in which a sewer overflowed into the ground water. They use the Internet to research how water is tested and what they can do to conserve the amount of water they use each day.
Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink
Students identify the different stages in the water cycle. In this environmental science lesson, students research about different water pollutants in watershed. They describe ways to purify water.
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Students examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems, and solutions of past to present.
Knowing your family's story......why it matters
Eleventh graders examine the impact of the Japanese Internment Camps. In this US History lesson, 11th graders read excerpts from the story Hidden Memory. Students conduct interviews of older people to find out what they knew about the internment camps.
Labor Unions and Strikes
Teens explore economics by listening to a labor history lecture and an excerpt from Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy. A detailed outline is provided for the lecture, along with follow up and assessment questions. In groups, they discuss how a theoretical situation might be governed in 1890 and in 1990. This is a though-provoking lesson that could be used seasonally around Labor Day.
A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"
Young scholars examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy lesson, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of money. Young scholars research the difficulties associated with barter and read a booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy" to learn about Franklin's role for money in the economy. Students study land banks and inflation.
A Raisin in the Sun Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Cloud in the Classroom
Middle schoolers watch a video about wild stallions and conduct research about wild horses and wildlife photography. Students explore the relationships between animals and humans and conduct Internet research about the treatment of wild horses in the United States. Middle schoolers create a mock newscast about their findings.
Counting on Cooperatives
Students are introduced to the study of economics, including an introduction to basic business types and systems. They investigate about international, national and California history as they take a historical tour of cooperatives and how they have evolved into the business structures that exist today. Students open a business of their own choosing and experience the business world first-hand as classmates act as consumers.
Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events
Teaching current events can be an amazingly-rewarding part of your teaching week. This resource presents twenty-five ways to incorporate current events into your curriculum. It offers some outstanding ideas, such as providing your learners with a list of things they must find on the front page of a newspaper.
Students explore planning for the future after they graduate from high school.
Themes to Encourage Awareness of Environmental Changes on the Shoreline of Connecticut in Elementary School Students: The Case of Kelsey Island
Students begin the lesson by developing a map of Kelsey Island by following specific instructions. In groups, they are given a block of ice in which they tie a rope around and drag over various rocks for different distances. They record, compare and contrast their answers. They also discover how the sea level rises when ice is put into water with their ice block. They end the lesson by discussion how this affects coastal areas.
Buzzy, Buzzy Bee
Students simulate honeybees pollinating flowers. In this pollination instructional activity, students role-play the process of pollination over the course of several seasons. Students graph results and share their graphs with the class.
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Fourth graders examine productive resources. In this economics lesson, 4th graders read a book about a man who saves money to buy his own barbershop. After reading, students get into groups to play a game to learn about savings.
Look Before You Think: How To Appreciate a Painting
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination. to