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A PBS clip focused on collecting sports memorabilia launches this research project lesson. Class members then read Dan Gutman’s Honus and Me in which Wagner’s baseball card is used to time travel. The lesson ends with researchers presenting their own trading cards and stories about historical figures.
3rd - 11th Language Arts 4 Views 130 Downloads
Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future students on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics. They focus on recognizing reliable sources, digital curation, and a final presentation.
7th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Recreation Yesterday and Today
Eleventh graders research entertainment and recreation in the early 20th century using the American Memory collections and From the Hidewood: Memories of a Dakota Neighborhood, a book by Robert Amerson reflecting life in Deuel County, South Dakota, during the late 1920s and 1930s.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Examine Methods of Reporting Research Results
Pupils analyze a research report and the list of components needed in a research report and then identify those components based on a set of standards using the scientific method. They collect data which can be used for a graphical determination of density.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The agricultural industry, just like any industry, can have issues. Kids discuss hot topics like mad cow disease to grasp the types of political issues common to industrial agriculture. The lesson is broken into three parts. Each part describes that day's objectives regarding the main topic.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Jump-Starting Research with Visual Thesaurus
Students navigate the Visual Thesaurus to find keywords for research. In this keywords lesson plan, students use synonyms, hypernyms and hyponyms to find keywords. Students understand why some searches are effective and some are ineffective.
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills 10 Views 62 Downloads
Flightless Birds and Scientific Research
Students study the work done by various scientists on Antarctica. In this biology lesson, students play the role of researchers who must justify the importance of their study. They create a multimedia presentation about a specific issue that impacts Adelie penguins.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 31 Downloads
Historical Locations of The Civil Rights Movement
A geographic perspective helps historians learn about significant eras such as the civil rights movement. Through research and source analysis, learners create a report depicting a significant location of this time. They synthesize their findings into a visual display.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 42 Downloads
Ahead of the Game
According to the movie Wildcats, "It's the sport of kings, better than diamond rings, football!" It is also, however, the sport of severe concussions and ongoing blows to the head. In order to keep our Seahawks soaring and Broncos bucking, we have to make sure the grapplers of the gridiron are protected.
5th - 8th Health 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
I Heard It 'Round the Internet: Sexual Health Education and Authenticating Online Information
Students evaluate websites regarding sexual health information. In this media awareness instructional activity, students discuss facts and myths regarding sex as they determine how to find reputable online and print resources.
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills 27 Views 113 Downloads
Writing a Research Paper
Students work through the steps of writing a research paper in this lesson. They define their problem and decide what sources of information to use. They read, take notes, and organize the collected data. Finally, they write the information in a research paper form.
5th - 7th Language Arts 34 Views 178 Downloads
What Path Will You Follow?
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question every kid has to answer quite often. Here is a lesson plan that will allow them to do some thinking about that very topic, and to learn about some professions they might consider trying.
6th - 9th 21st Century Skills 13 Views 27 Downloads
Have a Heart!
Students assume the role of a doctor, detective, and decision maker. They research the function of the heart, the diseases associated with the heart, and lifestyle choices that are heart healthy. Information gathered will be placed in a heart portfolio and used to create a board game.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 79 Downloads
How The Scientists Really Work
High schoolers question the accepted practices of science by scientists and their interactions with technology and society. They devise and conduct appropriate interview procedures for scientists to question their understanding and application of scientific habits of mind and conditions for research work.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 44 Downloads