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Self-Control and Self-Motivation
Young scholars create personal goals. In this character education lesson, students analyze the skill of self-discipline. Young scholars discuss the reasons self-discipline and self-motivation are necessary for success.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 60 Downloads
How to Become Self Motivated
Students demonstrate their self discipline and motivation by brainstorming their own personal self discipline goals. For this self discipline lesson, students analyze examples of self discipline and self control by completing a worksheet dealing with the subject.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 34 Downloads
All About Me, My Family and Friends
Students use general skills and strategies of the writing process to show their role in their family, school, friendships, the community and the world. They demonstrate their self-motivation and increasing responsibility for their own learning.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Understanding Behaviors Required to Maintain Employment
Now that your upper grader has a job, you need to teach him how to keep it. Discuss appropriate workplace behavior such as teamwork, initiative, and self-motivation. Also bridge the topic of what is and what isn't ethical behavior and why it's so important to maintaining a job and workplace environment.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 36 Downloads
Discipline vs. Self-Discipline
Sixth graders compare and contrast discipline and self-discipline. In this character education lesson, 6th graders discover how self-discipline is related to self-motivation. Students work in small groups to construct a definition of self-discipline.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Who Will I Be Tomorrow?
Students examine various careers and character traits. They create an Affinity Chart using career survey results, compare/contrast personality traits and character traits, and discuss why character traits are important for jobs.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 Downloads
Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades
While this first appears to be a description of 20 poetry activities, it is actually the introduction, rationale, and explanation of the activities and one sample lesson for "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. After a copy of the poem, you will find a nice instructional sequence that focuses on sound, figurative language, and theme.
6th - 8th Language Arts 319 Views 257 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Is an Extended School Day the Right Choice for Middle School Students?
Should the school day be extended? Talk about a controversial topic! Before engaging in a fortified conversation about this topic, class members examine a chart that summarizes the views of business and political leaders, teachers, parents, and students for and against the extension of the school day, as well as a fact sheet, and an academic text.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads
Students brainstorm reasons for attending a college class, and set goals for themselves to achieve while they are at school. They write letters using these reasons to encourage themselves. Letters are graded by the professor and sent out as needed.
Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Heroes and Heroines: King David, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Napoleon
Students identify and examine four heroes from history and imaginative literature. They discuss the characteristics of a hero and share perceptions of what makes a hero. By comparing and analyzing a few historical and literary figures, the students incorporate the concepts of heroism into their psyches.
10th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 44 Downloads
Introduction to Magnetism and Electronics
Students are introduced to the concepts of magnetism and electronics. As a class, they walk through the steps of the scientific method and define new vocabulary. In groups, they are given a bag of objects and they are to separate them into magnetic and non-magnetic.
K - 1st Language Arts 11 Views 56 Downloads
Jobs of the Past in Alexandria
Second graders discover details about Alexandria, Virginia in the past. In this historical perspectives lesson, 2nd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring jobs that were available in the past and compare them to today's jobs.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download