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Students create personal goals. In this character education lesson, students analyze the skill of self-discipline. Students discuss the reasons self-discipline and self-motivation are necessary for success.
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.
Students learn best if they are personally motivated to learn. The following "lesson" is really a greeting card writing contest and it is a fun hands-on writing activity with great motivating potential.
Students demonstrate their self discipline and motivation by brainstorming their own personal self discipline goals. In this self discipline instructional activity, students analyze examples of self discipline and self control by completing a worksheet dealing with the subject.
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.
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.
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.
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. Related poems are listed and a graphic organizer is provided to use in small groups. Tip: Pair this lesson with your study of The Outsiders.
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.
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.
You can use a travel plan project in the classroom to learn about budgets, maps, time management, and more.
Valuable skills and knowledge are acquired by building framed structures in the school parking lot.
How to induce teenagers to stay engaged and learning despite the arrival of spring.
Third graders study the life cycle, eating habits, habitats, and migration patterns of butterflies in this series of lessons.
Students examine excerpts of Thomas Paine's Common Sense. In this early American history lesson plan, students read Paine's pamphlet and analyze the information according the rubric provided.
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. They also discover on a basic level how electronics operate.
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.  Analysis of best practices and technology integration articles are included to further support the teacher of this lesson.
Solar system lesson plans provide teachers with a multitude of ways to interest even the most reluctant learners.
Fourth graders investigate the role of environment in the life of three Native American tribes.  In this Native Americans lesson, 4th graders define environment, regions, and natural resources.  Students recognize how environment influences the lives of all people due to the amount of natural resources they have. Students compare and contrast the three native American tribes and the regions they live in.
By using games, activities, and incorporating technology teachers can make sentence structure lesson plans interesting.

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