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Guide your class on an adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with this Hampton-Brown outline. It provides educators with a guide to increase reading comprehension, critical thinking, literary analysis, and reading strategies. This guideline includes a story map example, questions, and more! What a fantastic resource!
Twelfth graders write a compare and contrast essay on Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days. For this language arts lesson, 12th graders keep a journal while reading the novel. After finishing the text, students are administered a take-home quiz and shown the movie. Then students are asked to write an essay to compare the book with the movie version.
Sixth graders identify and describe the composition and physical properties of the layers of the Earth. They also explain how scientists used the scientific process to know about the center of the Earth. Finally, 6th graders read a topographic map and a geologic map for evidence provided on the maps and construct and interpret a simple scale map.
Here is a thorough, and engaging series of lessons on the ocean. Learners investigate early and modern tools of exploration, surface and sub-surface features of the ocean, the composition of ocean water and its role in the water cycle, the formation of waves and ocean currents, and marine life. This fantastic series of plans should lead to a greater understanding and appreciation for the ocean for your charges.
Marine biologists gather abundance data for different marine species from an Excel spreadsheet. They calculate species richness, total number of individuals, and relative abundance for each species in the table. Using the Shannon-Wiener index of diversity, they also determine the Pielou's species evenness. This is a rich lesson to use with high school marine biology or ecology classes when studying populations.
A ten-lesson study of the history of flight awaits you and your charges. Learners get to do all sorts of great activities: they construct hot air baloons and scale models of the Wright Brother's Flyer, develop an understanding of the physics behind flight, and analyze data from a series of experiments using other things that fly. Outstanding!
Why was the Eiffel Tower built? When? What is its significance to the French people? Intermediate and early advanced French readers explore a page-long passage and complete the reading comprehension questions that follow. Consider posing an additional question to get your class writing.