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Students participate in a warm-up activity by attending a football match writing an account of who won the game. They discuss how their account could differ from someone else's account of the game. They discuss how different people's interpretations compares to historiography. They read three different accounts about Boyle and answer questions about their similarities and differences. They follow up with studying Newton and comparing him to Boyle.
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a piece of writing. They analyze the story, and then create a visual display of a favorite writer.
Science and language skills come together in The King of the Birds. After reading, discuss the names and types of birds in the story and write given sentences to portray the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives. Science, Language Arts, Visual Arts, and Math extensions are included to spark some interdisciplinary activity. (Text of The King of the Birds not included).
Fascinating content about current medical research on brain-controlled prosthetics comes in cloze activity form with a link to the original article. Useful for listening and reading comprehension skills development, and for any science curriculum dealing with research, invention, medicine, technology, and miracles of modern science. High-interest subject matter could push ELD learners beyond their usual lexile range.
Students identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention instructional activity, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. Students read about Korean inventions and complete a chart. Students discuss their findings and create a timeline of Korean inventions.
An exploration of Indian and Pakistani cultures and conflicts throughout the 20th - 21st centuries, this presentation features relevant political cartoons and poignant photos to illustrate the breadth of politics in India and Pakistan. Viewers will be able to pair what they learn from these slides with what they hear about current conflicts between these two nations.