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Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a culminating activity, group members combine what they have learned in their research and readings to create their own piece of children's literature based on African-American history.
Learners explore the history of the oil industry. In this history of oil lesson, students reseach the history and current state of the oil industry. Learners then determine whether they support the move of the oil industry into Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Learners explore world history by participating in a timeline activity. In this time dating lesson, students identify the different science jobs that work towards discovering human history such as geologists and anthropologists. Learners watch a science video in class and complete a graphic organizer in class.
Students investigate the history of Television by using the Internet.  In this timeline lesson, students discuss and take notes on the 10 main events in Television history and create a timeline through education software.  Students utilize Clip Art to highlight the specific moments in broadcasting history that need to be marked.
Students research the history of the Oregon Trail and role play to invent objects needed by immigrants in the 1850’s. In this American history and technology lesson, students read the book Bound for Oregon and complete invention handout activities for the chapters. Students research the inventions of the time and assign them a spot on a timeline. Students create their own invention to help pioneers and try to sell the invention to pi
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up until the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of Confucianism in the evolution of Chinese government and culture.
Get out of the classroom and go for a walk, all while teaching students about the Negro baseball leagues of the early and mid-1900s. Based on a Walking Classroom podcast, this lesson explores the widespread impact of segregation on American society, specifically it's influence on America's favorite pastime, baseball. This interesting look racial inequality would make an excellent addition to your classes celebration of Black History Month. If MP3 players are not available, first listen to the podcast as a whole class, and then provide learners with a list of questions to discuss with a partner as they go on a class walk.
Tenth graders think critically about how inventions and new technologies influence everyday life. They compare the benefits of inventions against the risks that they may bring. Students conduct interviews with peers and adults to allow them to showcase their knowledge on a poster to share with the class via a gallery-walk.
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
Students complete a number of activities about inventors and inventions. They compete in an invent a pizza contest, after researching the inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers.
Sixth graders study the history of silk-making in China. They investigate the silkworm and follow the trade route of the Silk Road. They research other Chinese inventions.
Learners examine the effect of inventions on society. They conduct surveys and discuss how certain inventions have changed people's lives for the better. They work together to design their own billboard highlighting the impact.
Students analyze the evolution of inventions. In this technological advancements lesson plan, students research electronic and print materials regarding the inventions of the 20th century and identify the impact they had on Americans.
Students investigate U.S. history by examining technology post Civil War. In this inventions lesson, students view a slide-show of images demonstrating how the U.S. transformed into an industrial powerhouse in the late 1800's. Students create a fictitious cereal box which demonstrates the inventions and technology of the period.
Students study the history of the telephone and its inventor.  In this communications instructional activity students complete a tuning fork experiment to further demonstrate how sound is produced.
Young scholars examine the impact of inventions on society. In this inventions lesson, students conduct research regarding invention of the past 100 years. Young scholars feature their research findings in multimedia presentations they create and share.
Students explore electronic inventions that are directly related to the evolving of Technology. They compare life in the past without these inventions, life when they were first introduced and life now with the latest version. They connect how the discovery of electricity made each invention possible.
Tenth graders explore American inventions. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 10th graders research inventions from the era and consider their impact on society. Students then create their own inventions.
Young scholars study the people and inventions related to computers. They research famous people for each invention they created and create a timeline of the inventor and his inventions. They present an oral presentation about the person for the class. They research websites to answer questions regarding the development of computers and generations of computers.
Young scholars read the book Incredible Inventions and do literacy based activities based on the book. In this literacy lesson plan, students read the given book and do activities that include writing poetry, drawing, and writing short stories.