Logic and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Flying Freudian Fun: A Look At Ethical Decision Making
Ninth graders read the book called "The Lord Of The Flies" and look at the ethics of decision making with the examples given in literature. They focus upon the concept of the psyche and how it is seen in the story with the help of a graphic organizer for keeping information together.
9th English Language Arts
Fallacies of Relevance
Review more than nine verbal and written fallacies in arguments. Many definitions and examples are given to encourage your scholars to avoid fallacies such as ad hominem and red herring. By doing this, they will have stronger speeches and essays.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
New Review High School Writing: Student Guide
Here's an amazing writing guide that deserves a place in your curriculum library. The 136-page packet provides focus lessons on the writing process, expository, persuasive, and timed writing, the Cornell system of note taking, and more. A must-have resource.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California geography and crops, comparison of food nutrients, and the chemistry of fruits and vegetables.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tower of Hanoi
Students look for a pattern to solve an ancient puzzle. In this logic and reasoning math instructional activity, students work to solve the problem of moving the Tower of Hanoi, then listen to a legend about a monk moving a 64-disc tower and determine how long that would take.
6th - 12th Math
Algorithm Discovery with Venn Diagrams
Here is a instructional activity that takes an interesting approach to analyzing data using box and whisker plots. By using an applet that dynamically generates Venn diagrams, the class forms a strategy/algorithm for guessing the rule that fits the Venn diagram.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Path of Least Resistance
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct circuits in order to become more acquainted with these properties.
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Apple Farm Field Trip
Monitor the growth of young mathematicians with a comprehensive addition and subtraction assessment. Using the context of a class field trip to an apple orchard, this series of four story problems allows children to demonstrate their fluency with adding and subtracting two-digit numbers by implementing strategies of their own choosing.
1st - 3rd Math CCSS: Designed
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their data. Links to the slide show, instructions for insect sampling, and dichotomous keys for identification are all provided for your convenience.
6th - 12th Science
Learning English in China
Students investigate economic growth in China. For this current events lesson, students review a news report about the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and the push for young people in China to learn the English language. An activity worksheet is included with the lesson.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.
Although this legislative process instructional activity is designed to accompany a specific text, it is valuable independently. Young learners participate in a picture walk (worksheet included) through My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
Are you a non-ELA teacher looking to incorporate literacy skills and assignments into your curriculum? This lesson plan and its included worksheets are a great starting point for showing you how it's done. Although the lesson was originally intended to be used as part of a larger unit on genetics, the overall sequencing of the lesson as well as the rubrics, t-chart, writing and editing worksheets could all be used for a writing assignment on any topic.
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed