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Learners imagine what it would be like to operate a plane, train, or truck along a trade route across the United States. They also examine maps of major U.S. transportation networks and explain how specific products might get from one place to another.
Have your class consider the issue of minors' accountability for their crimes. They discuss specific cases and the general issue of juvenile crime in round table discussions. Use this lesson to emphasize the rules and individual roles necessary for successful class discussion. As always, this New York Times Learning Network resource is chock full of excellent, thoughtful questions, extension ideas, and useful resource links.
This lesson plan asks young readers to predict what will happen to Harry Potter. While the question has been answered by the last book and film in the series, the concept and links provided by The New York Times’ Learning Network are invaluable and the concept could be applied to any favorite book. Detailed plans are provided for writing a “lost” final chapter to a favorite book or series.
Students examine the trade network in Old Babylonia. They analyze maps, explore various websites, develop a list of goods imported to and exported from Babylonia, and write an essay.
Is being uncomfortable worth it if you look good? Inspire discussion about fashion and culture with a brief New York Times article about painful fashion. Whether used as a persuasive essay prompt or as a discussion starter, class members have the option of responding online and reading the responses of other middle or high schoolers that have been posted on The Learning Network.
With this New York Times "Learning Network" exercise, high schoolers read an article about the death of Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and then respond to several prompts that require them to shape their own opinions and express them in short answers. Prompts for this resource require high-level critical thinking and provide an opportunity for crafting well-supported opinions based on informational text.
Ninth graders diagram their own support system and recognize the important role social networks play in the process of developing and maintaining independence in an interdependent society.
Students work in small groups to identify some of the major transportation centers, recommending two as possible sites for a national political convention, based on population density and the travel networks available in 1835.
Students explore a career in journalism while using various forms of technology; such as, distance learning via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) and the Internet. They have the opportunity to create a final project that is based realistically in the journalism career of your choice.
Meant to be used with the article "Words of Wisdom" also available on the New York Times website, this resource contains a fill in the blank exercise where learners complete the article by supplying missing words. Use words from the word bank at the bottom of this worksheet or make the activity more challenging by requiring pupils to generate the words on their own! A great resource for ELLs or low-level readers, this activity combines a high-interest topic with an adaptable activity.
Students explore latest Mars rovers - Spirit and Opportunity. They investigate the nature of communications with the Rovers including use of Mars Orbiters as relay stations. They research needs of future missions and design communications networks
Students observe a slide showing a shopping mall and the surrounding transportation network from an aerial perspective. They are asked to determine where stoplights would be located and predict future stoplight intersections.
Students research the topic of mad cow disease. They use an internal research network to search for newspaper and magazine articles about the disease. They are to evaluate the information they find and determine if it is creditable.
In this truth, falsehood, and paradox worksheet, students solve 7 short answer problems. Students answer questions about the famous distance between two points paradox which says you can never pass the distance between two points. Students identify the truths and falsehoods related to the paradox.
In this quadratic factoring worksheet, learners solve 11 short answer problems. Students factor quadratics and solve quadratic equations by completing the square
In this grade 5 spelling worksheet, learners copy a set of 10 words three times each, complete 3 or more activity options given, draw a picture of 4 words, make a set of flash cards, and complete an anagram activity.
In this grade 5 spelling learning exercise, students copy a set of 10 words three times each, complete 3 or more activity options given, draw a picture of 4 words, make a set of flash cards, and complete an anagram activity.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read the included story of Little Red Riding Hood and complete six short answer questions based on the text.
For this grade 5 spelling worksheet, students copy a set of 10 words three times each, complete 3 or more activities from a list given, draw a picture of 4 words, make flash cards and complete an anagram activity.
In this grade 5 spelling worksheet, students copy a set of 10 words three times each, complete 3 or more activities from a list given, draw a picture of 4 words, make flash cards and complete an anagram activity.