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Seventh graders become familiar with historical trends by studying the period from 1880-1948. In this After Reconstruction lesson, 7th graders participate in a research project and emcee a panel discuss similar to Meet the Press. Students locate events in African American history highlighting problems of African Americans.
Students investigate and explore the Pythagorean Theorem. In this geometry lesson, students investigate the parts of a right triangle and identify the use of the Pythagorean Theorem. They complete an assignment and a worksheet that apply the theorum using a dissection argument.
Students research the life of a middle class Victoran woman and compare it to the life of Lucretia Garfield, also a middle class woman, looking for similarities and differences. They also produce a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating the lives of women in the Victorian era in general, and the life of Lucretia Garfield in particular.
Learners work in small groups of two or three. They view large maps of the United States and Ohio. Student groups are assigned one of the counties in the Western Reserve. They create a map of their county which includes the major towns, cities, rivers and lakes. they write a history of the county. Students create posters for their county.
Students investigate the assassinations of four American presidents. Through research, groups create a dossier on one of the four men who were the assassins. After presentations of the dossiers, the class looks for common traits in background and upbringing of the men as well as the major issues of the time when the assassinations occurred.
Young scholars challenge their math knowledge through a series of lessons designed to engage critical thinking and reasoning skills. In these problem solving lessons, students work with the Pythagorean Theorem, time zones in different regions of the world, proportional reasoning, and averages.
High schoolers can sharpen their research skills by utilizing the Internet to find the answers to the trivia questions presented in this on-line worksheet. This particular worksheet focuses on questions that have the letter "B" in them, such as; Bjorn Borg, Budapest, and the film, Born Free.