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High schoolers design a web page complete with text, graphics, and hypertext links. After adding backgrounds, navigation buttons, and audio-visual effects, students revise their work based on comments from peers and teachers. Student websites are published on the Internet after final revision.
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
Students explore the external and internal structures of an amphibian and how frog anatomy compares to human anatomy. They collect pictures of a frog using a digital camera, create a web page, develop a PowerPoint presentation, and participate in a virtual frog dissection.
Investigate young scholars' favorites worldwide by having them create and publish a questionnaire to gather information about students' favorites. They will conduct research about a continent, create three web pages and a chart representing the answers received from the questionnaire, and publish the pages online.
Study heroes and have your learners define who a hero is to them. Having identified a personal hero, pupils conduct research and write an essay or narrative, using illustrations and images from the Internet. They upload their stories, images, and links into the MY HERO program to create their own web page.
Middle schoolers take a close look at the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation system. They study how the Army Corps of Engineers built and monitor the system. Learners discover how a lock and a dam work, and study three benefits of having a dam built on a river: navigation, flood control, and recreation. An worthwhile instructional activity even for people who don't live in Arkansas.
Once you've entered effective search terms, how do you evaluate the results of your search? Through the presentation and activities included here, pupils will examine results pages and determine what guiding information is provided. By the end of two sessions, class members will be able to choose the most useful links among results, using their new knowledge about the results page. The steps the teacher needs to take to make this a reality are carefully detailed. Useful additional materials are included.
Students discuss and practice the skills and techniques needed to effectively utilize the Internet to acquire information. They discuss website design, credibility and bias and review citing Internet sources. Also included in this lesson is an overview of the components involved in authoring a website.
Using their knowledge of number, measurement, and geometry, learners design a "virtual path" that enables a ladybug to hide under a leaf. Pupils also develop navigational skills by testing to see if their path's accuracy and revising their solutions. This is an interesting lesson plan, which has excellent websites, worksheets, and in-class activities embedded in it.
Now these are learning activities full of fun, art, and cultural exploration. Kids consider the art of storytelling through comic book images. They then look at the Tale of Genji as it was written in the 11th century. They discuss Japanese art and culture then create an illustrated scroll that retells the Tale of Genji with an updated twist. Multiple web links are included.