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New Review Become a Journalist
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspapers' role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news content.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect on case studies, and design a plan of action for their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students get involved in a unique collaboration that enhances their knowledge of architecture and design. Develop organizer resources with others. They are engulfed into a world of architects and museum specialists to facilitate the appreciation of the demands and potential of technology.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 5 Downloads
Badges of Pride
Fifth graders investigate jobs and how people identify with their job. In this labor lesson plan, 5th graders create a book from illustrations of various jobs. Students read an article about labor and answer questions about the article. Students act out a skit about the labor force.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 57 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring European Countries
Your class members will each explore a European country of their choice and report back to the class using a creative PowerPoint or Prezi. They will not only include a basic introduction to the country, but also what they discovered about the country's culture, customs, people, and major landmarks.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Le Tour de France
Learners explore French geography, history and culture. They imagine that they are a tour company that is trying to promote the trip to prospective customers. In addition, they make travel arrangements in French, practice computer skills, and present information orally and in writing.
9th - 12th Languages 9 Views 30 Downloads
Make Connections: The Barn Quilt Project
Early readers need help identifying key information and making connections to stories. This learning exercise provides a short passage about how Iowans brought more visitors to their state, and includes 4 multiple choice reading comprehension questions.
4th - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 74 Downloads
Take your ecology aces out in the field to practice population counts and model the benefits of camouflage. Though not particularly exciting, these activites and the assessments that are also included are practical and applicable to your general ecology or environmental science course.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
A Wanderer's Point of View
Students write an imaginative story using a specific point of view. Students imagine what life along the Mississippi River is like and pretend they are there. Students may use the scenario provided, or create their own for their story.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Science-It's all Fun!
Young scholars explore the characteristics of the three states of matter. In this 3 states of matter lesson plan, students participate in several activities in which they create a substance and determine if it is solid, liquid, or gas by observing its properties.
1st - 3rd Science 10 Views 137 Downloads
My State of the Union
Fourth graders, in groups, research states and using various print and nonprint reference materials. The groups make a presentation to inform the class about all the information from the state. This lesson plan provides imbedded support for the groups.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 27 Downloads
Arthur and His Pals
Arthur, the main character in Marc Brown’s books, is the star of this lesson. Pairs of researchers select one character from the Arthur series and use the internet to access Brown’s web site and learn more about their chosen character. After printing a coloring picture of the character, pairs write a character profile from the information they have found.
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
There are actually two topics dealt with in this resource. First is the processes by which living organisms maintain homeostasis. Beginning biologists experiment with evaporation to simulate animal perspiration and transpiration in plant leaves.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 22 Downloads