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Planting with Precision
Following the standard style of the publisher, this lesson begins with a reading excerpt on the topic. Learners read about different types of agricultural equipment and agricultural history. They then work in teams to engineer and test a device that will consistently drop a seed every 15cm over a distance of 60cm.
3rd - 12th Science 14 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who Invented Writing?
Cuneiforms and characters, hieroglyphics and cartouches, Morse code and Pig Latin. Who invented writing? Why, the Sumerians and the Chinese, of course. Viewers watch as the video narrator details the development of writing from art, which is drawing what you mean, to rebus writing, i.
4 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Mathematics
Research the interrelationship between math and science. Search the Internet to discover the history of several branches of mathematics and make text-to-world connections between the concepts covered in each branch with related scientific fields.
5th - 7th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 71 Downloads
Students identify inventions as coming from China. In this Chinese inventions lesson plan, students are given a list of common items such as cast iron, a wheelbarrow, and the decimal system, then conduct research to identify where they were invented - all in China.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 57 Downloads
History of the Telephone, Radio, and Light Bulb
Students research and discuss the history of the telephone, radio, and light bulb. In this invention history lesson, students access Internet sites to explore the inventors and the invention of the telephone, the radio, and the light bulb. They answer teacher assigned questions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Who Invented English Anyway?
In these English lesson plans, students use video, the Internet and non-fiction essays to research the history of the English language. They write a short research paper and design a PowerPoint presentation showcasing their findings.
7th - 9th Language Arts 47 Views 147 Downloads
Growth of a Revolution-The Industrial Revolution
How did changes of the agricultural revolution in eighteenth century Great Britain influence the Industrial Revolution that followed? How were inventions and processes of the Industrial Revolution interrelated? This resource includes a few activities that ask learners to analyze the progression of events during this period as well as information and graphics regarding important historical themes.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 50 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Achievements of Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was a really cool guy. Watch this short clip and learn about his art, inventions, architecture, and amazing mind. Many of his inventions and ideas have actually been built, such as, tanks, man powered flying machines, and a parachute.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Black American History
Here is a perfect activity to use during Black History month, or around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The activity has pupils compare the lives and contributions to society of George W. Carver, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, each pupil is assigned the task of creating one slide in a class-constructed PowerPoint presentation on a famous black American.
2nd Social Studies & History 35 Views 32 Downloads
Need a concise, well-constructed, and engaging overview of Ancient Egyptian civilization? Look no further, as John Green highlights the most important features and takeaways of this ancient civilization. The video discusses the importance of the Nile to Egyptian culture and agriculture, religious notions regarding gods and an afterlife, developments through the progression from the Old to New Kingdom, and the general longevity and permanence of the civilization as a whole.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Delve into the world of Malian ruler Mansa Musa, the development and culture of African kingdoms such as the Swahili civilization, the use of oral tradition, and the spread of Islam across trade routes. The narrator does an excellent job conveying the need for a variety of sources as evidence to gain a comprehensive understanding of the past.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Genre Lesson: Historical Fiction
Take a trip through history with a lesson on historical fiction. With instructions for games, reading activities, and literary analysis assignments, this resource would be a great addition to any reading unit with a historical fiction novel.
4th - 6th Language Arts 95 Views 225 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
Students research types of technology available to Americans at the beginning of the 20th century and compare the style of living to modern times. They identify Thomas Edison's contributions to technology and their own current lifestyles.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 52 Downloads
On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for learners to get a glimpse into this time period.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 26 Downloads
Lesson: A Garden Party of My Own
Kids look at a beautiful work of art to practice grammar, make connections from life to art, and sketching. They identify all the parts of grammar they see in the image, discuss what they see and do on a picnic, and then draw an imaged family gathering.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 148 Downloads
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil
More of a mini-unit than a lesson, these activities lead inquisitors through a survey of oil deposits. In the first part, they read about and view diagrams of sedimentary rock layers that trap oil. Next, they test porosity and permeability of different sediments.
8th - 12th Science 17 Views 49 Downloads
Soar Into Spring With Kites!
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific instructional activity offers many cross-curricular activities that all have to do with the kite.
2nd - 8th Science 14 Views 22 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Making History to Go
Learners use their higher-order thinking skills to understand how visual images have been used to tell stories. They analyze a Lakota tipi that tells a story through paint and artistry. They then make miniature tipis using butcher paper and sticks.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 21 Downloads
From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-hop History
To take "the definitive portrait of that person in that moment" is the quest of photographer and hip-hop historian Jonathan Mannion. In this short video, Mannion details his dedication to his art and the process he goes through to catch the defining moments of an artist's performance, career, life.
6 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 4 Downloads