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Students compare and contrast two pieces of artwork in regards to their nastalgic elements. Using the internet, they research local religious institutions in their area and note their function in society. They also compare and contrast two Victorian age writers to the characters in their poems and novels. They create a collage of their favorite author to end the instructional activity.
High schoolers review public service announcements to determine how a message can be communicated effectively to an audience. Using the messages, they identify words, phrases and images that were key to delivering the message. They also determine the intended audience of the announcement.
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written lesson plan, handouts that include an article and data page, follow-up questions, and extension activities that combine to make the activity complete.
Hamlet, that is not a rat behind the curtain, it is Polonius, and now you’re on trial for his murder. Practice and develop close reading skills, discover how a trial works, and get the entire class involved in this trial. The class breaks down into groups: judge, characters, prosecution, and defense. They develop their analysis and arguments that use the text, and the trial begins. Criteria are included for how to assess the groups. Use the results of the trial to develop writing prompts, or to supply textual evidence that the students can use for a literary analysis.
Based on family history, how likely is it that a couple's children will have a recessive disease? In an in-depth, but easy-to-follow case study, future geneticists learn the story of Greg and Olga, who are hoping to have children, but they are worried about what genetic diseases they may be passing on to their offspring. Divide your pupils into groups and have them work through all six sections of the case study. You may wish to allocate a certain amount of time to each, in order to keep kids on task and to allow for whole-group discussion.
Uncover new or more relevant information with the filtering tools in the top navigation bar. First, show your class the tools and demonstrate how to use a few. Next, give class members some time to apply what they have learned. They can work individually or with others to create a guide that describes how to use filters with examples. After they have mastered filters, introduce your pupils to operators, symbols or words that a search site recognizes to narrow a search in a specific way. Learners can practice and add their new knowledge to their guide, or complete one of the other suggested assessments.
Using a hypothetical discussion between two coworkers broken up into four parts, budding biologists examine the flu shot and some of the typical arguments for and against it. The conversational nature of the reading makes it engaging and easy to read; the analysis questions following each section allow learners a chance to think about what they've read, discuss it with others, and make connections between the passage and the real world. The lesson could be taught in either a whole-class or small group setting.
Students interpret a message sent to space using a radio telescope and draw inferences from the interpreted message. Working with a partner, they interpret data that scientists believe is a message from aliens. They work on organizing the message using mathematical concepts.
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the Nation,” read articles about teens who committed suicide, and discuss the motivations of key players in several scenarios. A powerful topic sensitively handled.
This thorough resource helps government and economics classes understand the complexity of city planning by giving them the responsibility to plan a budget and then propose cuts in a mock city council meeting. It includes background information, an introductory activity to increase relevance, key vocabulary, and two additional activities along with all of the necessary worksheets. While this was intended for residents of Omaha, it is adaptable to any location. Includes standards and a rubric.
In 1538 a portrait and a praise poem were created in honor of Edward, Prince of Wales. Your class will analyze the poem and painting, research the life of young Edward, then use the information to create a Facebook page. They will expound on his likes, dislikes, friends, and activities. A modern way to learn about a historical figure!
Bring in a stack of magazines and distribute this advertisement analysis worksheet to your emerging analysts. As your class members ponder an ad, they answer a series of questions to help them perform a complete analysis. They consider the intended audience, the text (or lack of text) used, and the use of ethos, logos, and pathos.