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World History People Review
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 369 Downloads
Westward Expansion Project Choices
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design timelines, write letters to historical figures, create a website, construct a relief map, etc.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Edison and the Light Bulb
Students explore the impact of inventions on society, specifically Edison and the light bulb. In this technology lesson plan, students use online resources and listen to a story about Edison to develop an understanding of how the light bulb was invented.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 15 Views 43 Downloads
Get it Write
In an effort to practice engineering design, STEM classes break out into teams and endeavor to make a working ink pen. To prepare, they read about writing implements through history, patents, and viscosity of liquids. Armed with this information, they make their plans.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 35 Views 28 Downloads
After reading about the history of tape dispensers, learners compare and contrast different dispenser designs. Next, teams work within budgetary and time constraints to design a better dispenser. When finished, each engineer reflects on the experience and answers some evaluation questions.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 15 Views 8 Downloads
Ahoy, matey! Here is an engineering expedition that mini mariners are sure to be swept away by! After reading a brief description and history of periscopes, they work in crews to construct one. Use this activity to enhance a instructional activity on mirrors and reflection, as an enrichment when studying ocean navigation, or simply as intended: an engineering project.
3rd - 12th Science 47 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Paper Recycling
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for the students in making the paper; it is an exercise in design and critical thinking.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 150 Views 157 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Story Behind Your Glasses
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate this as an engaging introduction to your optics unit!
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vaclav Havel: Free Expression
Develop an understanding of universal human rights, particularly the freedom of expression, with the questions and activities that analyze the conflicts of Vaclav Havel. Learners define, interpret and rephrase the human rights article in their own words, analyze an interview with Vaclav Havel, and discuss the human rights violations that occurred to him.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Coal, Steam, and the Industrial Revolution
Your young historians will learn about the truly revolutionary processes and developments of the Industrial Revolution in this presentation. The narrator begins by discussing specific advancements of the British textile industry, and then details arguments behind why the Industrial Revolution originated in Europe versus China and India.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students read and analyze original telegrams to learn about people involved in and process of building the world's first Ferris wheel, examine correspondence between inventor and engineer to understand planning necessary to build Ferris wheel, and compare and contrast communication technology of 1890s to communication today.
4th - 8th Technology & Engineering 11 Views 22 Downloads
Science: Invention Voki
Voki.com is an Internet tool pupils can use to research various inventions. They each research an electrical invention, providing their classmates with a brief history and 3 attributes. They will use their findings to create a News Clip using the Voki software.
6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Impact of the Cotton Gin
Students explore agriculture by completing a worksheet in class. In this cotton industry lesson, students identify the use of the cotton gin and its impact on the economy and slavery. Students view images of the cotton gin on the Internet and complete a cotton gin worksheet.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 17 Downloads
Kids get up and act! To promote inventiveness, timing, and clowning, they pair up and act as though they are looking in a mirror. Child A does a move while child B attempts to mimic it as closely as possible. This is a fun activity that could be incorporated into theater arts or into a variety of other lessons.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 44 Downloads
Imagining China through Words
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to descriptions of specific Chinese masterpieces, then attempting to use just the description to guide their drawing.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 25 Downloads
Lesson: Stepping into the Past
How have things changed from the past until now? Young art historians examine a screen painted in Mexico during the 1700s. They discuss the differences between a garden party then and now. They then write a journal entry about the party from the perspective of one of the people depicted on the image.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Waves of Radios
Students grasp the fundamentals of radio/sound communication technology. They research why the size of radios has gotten smaller through advances of technology...from large radio tubes through transistors through microchips. Students also identify how important and influential radio was in peoples' lives from 1920 through 1950, and follow changes in the styles and shapes of radios through the last 100 years.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads