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New! Disability Awareness Activity Packet
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
Socrates Prosecution: Just or Unjust
Practice making judgments and tracking claims and evidence with the materials included here. Class members read two included articles about the trial of Socrates, looking at both sides of the argument. They work in small groups to track the claims and evidence before participating in a whole-group discussion and composing essays in class on the topic.
What Every 4-H Leader Should Know
Designed as an overview of the benefits of a 4-H program, this presentation, created by faculty from Purdue University, would provide a terrific introduction. Those who are interested in starting a 4-H group or club could explore the program through viewing this resource.
Hungry for History
Students examine what their diets would be like without the inclusion of staple crops such as corn, wheat and sugar, and discover the value that chocolate had for the Mayan people. They create display boards for a food festival.
Poetry and Performance
Eighth graders write four poems from models, prompts and experiences in class. They revise and edit a poem for inclusion in a class anthology, and peer tutor another student's poetry. They design a poster for a community poetry reading.
Living Together as One
The ultra-glamorous Muppet, Miss Piggy, launches a study of discrimination and ways to develop a more inclusive community. A series of videos and activities raise awareness of discrimination and journal prompts asks participants to think deeply about the effects and consequences of their actions. Given the sensitivity of the topic, parental permission slips are recommended.
Learners verbally share their own experiences as students, exploring different ways people are made to feel "included" in the learning process.
Creating an Inclusive Environment of Understanding Feelings
Students examine how to resolve differences with their friends and discuss and identify the qualities of a good friendship. In small groups they read and discuss different scenarios, holding up a happy or sad face to identify the feeling that matches the scenario.
Mutually Exclusive and Mutually Inclusive Events
In this mutually exclusive and inclusive events instructional activity, students answer probability questions using a dart board numbered to 25 with numbers colored various colors.
Acting Like a Bunch of Animals: Fables and Human
The video "The Tales of Aesop" traces for viewers the history of fables and identifies their characteristics. The class then goes to the web site "The Fisherman and the Little Fish" where they examine the classic and a modern version of the fable before selecting a fable to modernize. Although designed as an introduction to George Orwell's Animal Farm, the resource can be used as part of any study of fables.
Tracing the Roots of Racism in America
High schoolers explore race relations. In this race issues lesson, students examine primary resources and the story of Emmett Till in order to understand the White, Euro-centrism of American history.
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.
Feathers in the Wind: A Jewish American Story
Students examine cultural diversity. In this Jewish culture lesson, students explore the contemporary culture of Jews as the read folktales and more recent stories that embody the culture and compare it to their own.
The Kennedy Years
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration activity, 8th graders interview someone who lived during Sputnik, write summaries of lectures, and create posters demonstrating the effects of the Kennedy administration on U.S. politics
How Many Quasars Are There?
For this quasars worksheet, students read about how astronomers can detect quasars by their luminosity. Students use a given equation to solve 4 problems including finding quasar magnitude, determining the number of quasars with given magnitudes and finding the number of quasars in a given area of the sky.
A Whale of a Problem
Young scholars evaluate the possible causes contributing to the decline of the killer whale population from a number of differing perspectives. They present their findings in a talk show format and in letters of advocacy regarding
Biology: Clinical Trials: An Introduction
Students identify the major steps in clinical trials, and articulate why clinical trials are conducted. They develop questions based on a reading about skin cancer and clinical studies.
The Five Number Game
Students explain what it means to square numbers. They explain what it means to cube numbers. Students define prime numbers using their own language. They are introduced to the problem by playing one game as a class.
Jim Crow and Segregation
Eighth graders research the impact of segregation. In this Jim Crow Laws lesson, 8th graders research the impact of these laws on African Americans. Students work in groups to create posters about what they have learned. Students read poetry and find the symbolism and discuss the mood and theme.
Critical Thinking About the Arrival Of Columbus
Students look at the journey of Columbus from different point of view. For this Columbus lesson, students complete 4 different lessons. They include point of view, role-playing, opposing viewpoints, stereotypes and racism.