Identifying and Developing a Topic Teacher Resources
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Ocean Research Project
Set up research centers and encourage your class to learn about sea creatures. They create their own written factual sentences and illustrations about a specific sea creature. Consider having them create a simple flip book to showcase their knowledge.
2nd Science 5 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students brainstorm topics and categories that might be covered by the International Polar Year. After reading an article, they consider the subjects that are going to be studied there. Using the internet, they research a particular project and create an oral presentation to share their information with the class.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
A Worker's Compensation
Middle schoolers read about the history of Labor Day in a newspaper article. They discuss difficulties American employees of the past had to face, learn about labor rallies, and conduct Internet research. Part of the intention of this lesson is to demonstrate how to cite websites in a bibliography.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 29 Downloads
Getting into Hot Water
Learners discuss the effect of global warming on bodies of water after reading "An Icy Riddle as Big as Greenland" from The New York Times. Students work in groups to research topics related to global warming and Greenland's ecology more in depth.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 49 Downloads
Sustainable Development and Africa's Wildlife Reserves
Introduce the topic of sustainable development. Using Africa as an example, high schoolers will read about these types of projects and how they are protecting their wildlife in reserves. They analyze the role of globalization in these types of projects and debate the usefulness in wildlife reserves.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 63 Downloads
Jump-Starting Research with the Visual Thesaurus
Students practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a visual thesaurus. In this web search lesson, students examine search engine inquiries by utilizing different keywords to get different results. Students work with a personal computer, internet access and Google.
2nd - 4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 6 Downloads
Learners rearrange three groups of sentences within three paragraphs in numerical order. In this topic sentences worksheet, students write a topic sentence for three already formed paragraphs and write three original topic sentences for five prompts.
7th - 9th Language Arts 78 Views 369 Downloads
Discovering and Sharing Shakespeare’s Life and Times
Ninth graders discover the world of Shakespeare. In this Elizabethan England lesson, 9th graders research authoritative Web sites and develop thesis statements that they support in MLA documented essays. Students also evaluate their own writing and create PowerPoint presentations to accompany their essays.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Oral Presentation of a Report With Visual Support
Students create multi-paragraph report using the researched information. Over several class periods, students research a topic of their choosing and create a one-two page report. Student reports are presented to the class using an original visual aid, traditional or technological, created to enhance the report findings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Pupils explore Millennium Development Goals. In this community issues instructional activity, students identify and define community issues. Pupils use their problem solving skills to brainstorm strategies to combat the problems that plague communities.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
This Just in! Nile Network News Update
Have your young reporters research contributions of the ancient Egyptians, draft scripts, and broadcast their stories live on the Nile Network News. Depending on class size and age, topics may be brainstormed or assigned. The detailed lesson plan includes possible topics and extension activities and could be adapted to any culture.
K - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 93 Downloads
Henry David Thoreau's Philosophy
Students research and report on the life and times of Henry David Thoreau. In this Thoreau research instructional activity, students visit the given website and freewrite about Thoreau's life and home. Students work in groups to research and report on Thoreau's life and times.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads