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Do the kids in your class love solving mysteries? Use the tv show 48 Hours to ignite their interest and get them creating hypotheses, writing a formal, well-organized research paper, and presenting their individual theory on the crime of their choosing.
Third graders recognize the attitudes, knowledge and skills contributing to effective learning in school and across the life span. They complete an inventory that self-assesses their ability in study skills, test taking strategies, and basic time management and organizational skills.
Third graders play a variation of Bingo to reinforce study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. As the teacher draws key words, they offer brief explanations or descriptions about how the words can be used. As key words are called, 3rd graders mark them with an X.
Students participate in organizational skills. In this physical education lesson, students understand their personal space. Students follow directions to complete selected activities. Students try to complete tasks in smaller spaces.
Students reinforce research and organizational skills with this project. They create a photo essay and conduct an interview with a person associated with their chosen topic. Pupils may choose to get their pictures from a digital camera, magazines, website, etc. To finish the project, they write a paragraph explaining each photo and elaborating on the subject.
Adult learners recognize the importance of organizational skills in achieving study goals and review their progress in managing time, practice prioritization skills, identify study routines, devise strategies to improve organization and apply new skills.
Students analyze the attitudes, ideas and beliefs of characteristics that assist humans in living a positive, proactive life that values self, family, community, nation and world. Students identify their own strengths as individual. Students research the social programs that are assisting teachers and parents elsewhere. Students apply critical thinking and organizational skills to the selection of virtues to include in their curricula.
Learners with special needs utilize organizational skills such as what supplies to bring to class, how to use an assignment notebook, and how long it takes to complete an assignment. They become more independent students, become more confident, strengthen their memories, become organized, and have a plan of attack for textbook use, test-preparation and test-taking.
Students discuss the importance of a quiet, orderly study space. They read an article about organization. They discuss ways to create a study space in their own homes without spending money. They create a specific action-plan to implement in their own home.
Seventh graders examine the importance of being organized when making transitions. In this organization lesson, 7th graders watch a teacher demonstration of entering a room in a disorganized manner before discussing how the transition could have been more successful. They update their daily planners and write goals on an index card which they hand in.
Seventh graders collect and classify seeds according to the five methods of seed dispersal. Using a template, they play seed bingo and create a display. Students provide written or oral answers to four questions about dispersal.
Eighth graders define the term "culture" and all aspects of culture. They spend one week photographing culture in their own lives. They create a poster of the photos and explain why each photo is included.
Students, in cooperative studying groups, assume the affirmative or negative position of a particular issue (premise). They research the issue and participate in a debate. In addition, they write essays to complete a portfolio entry.
Sixth graders investigate snow using pieces of literature, experimentation, and studying images by Wilson Bentley. They view snow from its artistic, geometric and literary expressions.
Eighth graders practice their map skills.  In this American History and Geography lesson, 8th graders participate in problem solving and teamwork.  Students study the impact of western migration. 
Students study Viking history. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students listen to a lecture about the Vikings and their longships. Students build their own model longships and research how longships were used by the Vikings.
Learners use organizational skills and involve youth in the planning of their school and home recycling project. They brainstorm to find the most efficient way to set up a recycling collection system
Students investigate the role of women in leadership in history. They conduct research in order to find the real story. The lesson stresses the fact that women are not well known in history. There is a variety of activities in this unit study.
Second graders study individual leaders and their actions and character. They recognize the importance of the leaders' actions and character and how they contributed to our nation's heritage.
Students examine case studies involving human genetics. They research the case and determine possible problems to the issue. Students write essays supporting their opinion. They debate the ethical issues.

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