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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.
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.
Students identify the different stages in the water cycle. In this environmental science instructional activity, students research about different water pollutants in watershed. They describe ways to purify water.
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.
Eleventh graders examine the impact of the Japanese Internment Camps. In this US History lesson plan, 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.
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 instructional activity that could be used seasonally around Labor Day.
Students 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. Students create a mock newscast about their findings.
Students examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy instructional activity, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of money. Students 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.
For 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.
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.
Students simulate honeybees pollinating flowers. In this pollination lesson, students role-play the process of pollination over the course of several seasons. Students graph results and share their graphs with the class.
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 begin the lesson plan 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 plan by discussion how this affects coastal areas.
Students reflect on the multiple uses for household computers and consider the importance of internet access for home computer use. They examine measures undertaken to provide low-income communities with Internet access and basic computer skills by reading and discussing articles. They brainstorm basic and practical information, instructions, and tips new users might need to perform various tasks on the computer.
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.
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
Students research and enhance the Jewish immigrant experience to that of contemporary immigrants to sustain a connection to their personal family stories. A story is shared with the class and then a discussion follows on the possible simulations that an immigrant family may have to endure.
Learners practice using the tool of remote telescopes in order to make observations in space. The lesson includes the best times of year to make observations. They use the internet to obtain information and to initiate the use of the telescope.
Students explore the different aspects of Korean culture. In this geography lesson, students prepare different Korean dishes in the classroom. They create a visual display of things they learned about Korean culture.