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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
"Children of Loneliness": Understanding the Immigrant Experience
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.
Students practice using the tool of remote telescopes in order to make observations in space. The lesson plan includes the best times of year to make observations. They use the internet to obtain information and to initiate the use of the telescope.
A Taste of Korea: A Chemistry-Geography Adventure
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.
Building Character: Remaining Resilient, Resourceful, and Responsible in the Face of Adversity
Students examine the different types of adversity African-Americans face. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios in which they discover the importance of facing their fears and taking responsibility for their actions. To end the lesson, they share their own dreams for their future and discuss how to accomplish them.
Servers for the Underserved
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.
Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-understand board game for their own use (and for use by their peers).
Students examine how how groups and institutions work to meet individual needs and promote the common good, and identify examples of where they fail to do so. They describe how workers with specialized jobs and the ways in which they contribute to the production and exchange of goods and services. They create their own factory where paper airplanes are produced.
My Credit Rating: Why Should I Care?
Examine the costs and benefits of using credit. Using the internet, learners read about concerns of people who have credit cards, they analyze different scenarios to determine if the people involved are within the marginal limits of credit. This is a complete lesson which includes worksheets, background informatoin, and multiple web resources.
Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING PHYSICS 2003
For this chemistry exam, physics pupils complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions by completing calculations on speed, velocity, magnitude and inertia.
Idiom Quizzes - Ear/Eye/Nose
In this online interactive grammar skills worksheet, students answer 15 multiple choice questions regarding the meaning of idioms. Students may check their answers immediately.
Against The Tide: Three Who Made It!
Students examine the lives of three people from New Haven, Connecticut who have careers in law, politics and entertainment. In groups or individually, they read excerpts of information about the three people and what contributions they have made to society. To end the lesson plan, they compare maps of the city from the past and today.
Money Comes and Goes
Students explore the concept of budgeting. In this family economics lesson, students track family sources of incomes as well as family expenses for 1 month. Students analyze the data they collect and discuss personal budgeting.
Local Four Minute Men Committee
Students research the "Third Liberty Loan" pamphlet. In this discussion instructional activity, students read the pamphlet and discuss their opinions. Students answer questions and discuss main points of the document.
Home Sweet Home
Ninth graders use authentic texts to acquire information about an average Russian home and to compare and contrast a Russian home with a home in the U.S. Students participate in a variety of activities focused on the mode of communication.
Idiom Quizzes - B
In this idioms worksheet, students complete a quiz where an idiom is inserted into a sentence and they have to define what the idiom means. Students complete 40 multiple choice questions.
Lesson 3: What Happens When a Bank Makes a Loan?
High schoolers role-play to show how bank loans made to people can have an impact on others in the community. In small groups, they analyze hypothetical loans, using flow charts or other diagrams to describe the probable impact of each.
In this idiom learning exercise, students read the given statement and select the correct idiom for what is being said. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions and self check with this online interactive learning exercise.
At Home Around the World
Young scholars explore homes of the world. In this global studies lesson, students read "World Homes," and discuss the article. Young scholars collaborate to complete activity worksheets and research Indonesia, Mongolia, or Cote d'Ivoire. Students prepare classroom presentations using their research findings.
Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Eleventh graders explore the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. In this immigration instructional activity, 11th graders consider the impact of Chinese immigration to America as they read and discuss writings on the topic from noteworthy Americans.