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Social Issues Facing Children
Students 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 plan, they also examine the emotional effects on the children and how to solve the problem.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
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.
5th - 6th Science 6 Views 45 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 178 Downloads
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.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 60 Downloads
Cloud in the Classroom
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"
Students 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. 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.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 43 Downloads
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.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 50 Views 244 Downloads
Themes to Encourage Awareness of Environmental Changes on the Shoreline of Connecticut in Elementary School Students: The Case of Kelsey Island
Learners 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.
1st - 5th Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 18 Downloads
"Children of Loneliness": Understanding the Immigrant Experience
Learners 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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads