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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students consider voices of the Holocaust. In this human rights lesson, students discover several brave individuals who are now honored for their humanitarian efforts during the Holocaust. Students read and engage in class discussions pertaining to the causes of racial mistreatment.
Young scholars complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. In this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from the US and the Middle East, Jews and Muslims, and Israelis and Palestinians. Young scholars complete several activities to learn how theatre can help students explore important social issues.
Young scholars define the characteristics of a neighborhood. In this neighborhood exploration lesson, students observe their surroundings and identify the components of a neighborhood. Young scholars learn about the role of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization, and interview a neighborhood representative.
Students examine poverty and inequality in America. In this current events lesson, students read the provided articles "Poverty," "Inequality Growing in America," "Inequality: Views on Causes, Effects, Remedies," and "Theories on the Origins of Poverty and How to Reduce It." Students respond to the provided discussion questions.
Students put themselves in the shoes of a Chinese immigrant to America. In this immigration lesson, students read an account from Lee Chew, a Chinese immigrant to America in the 19th century. Students discuss their impression of the selection and whether they would remain in America if they had been Chew.
Learn about the history of money, as well as counterfeiting, budget vocabulary, and money management. Much of the lesson requires a Nova video; however, it also includes numerous worksheets that may be useful even without the video. Three handouts address personal finance.
Help your writers get started with these hooks! Twenty-five opening lines from the "Lives" column in the New York Times Magazine act as prompts for creative writing. Have your learners choose one prompt and write an original essay. Scholars can write memoirs, poems, plays, etc.
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on America and the world, and the solutions to the drought and economic downfall.