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History comes alive for middle schoolers as they develop an immigrant persona and "become" immigrants who make the journey from Europe to the United States. Once on American soil, they experience the immigration process as they participate in a simulation of the Ellis Island immigration station.
In this language arts worksheet, students read 4 short paragraphs and complete various activities based upon them. Students match titles to paragraphs, rewrite sentences, find cause and effect. Students also write a short answer and an essay.
Students construct a butterfly mobile. In this visual arts lesson, students use rice paper, watercolors, a coat hanger, and wax paper to create a unique butterfly mobile. Students use photographs of butterflies to construct a realistic looking butterfly.
In this global problems worksheet, students are given a list of ten issues that we face world wide and they rank the list in order of priority after discussing the topics with a group. Students then order the top ten problems that we will face in the next 25 to 50 years.
In this reading comprehension with glossary worksheet, learners read a passage about the Mayan civilization and the accompanying glossary and illustrations, and then identify true statements from the reading and by inference. Students answer 15 true or false statements.
Sixth graders find Greece on the map and recognize how the geography of Greece was important in its development. In this ancient Greece lesson, 6th graders research Greece and compare to the civilization of ancient Egypt. Students answer critical thinking questions about Greece. Students define democracy and relate to ancient Greece.
Sixth graders examine Ancient Greece and its development of democracy. In this Greek History lesson, 6th graders explore the rise of city-states in Greece and its overall effect on the development of democracy. The class continues with an in depth discussion on what their original idea of democracy was, and how it has changed.
Students discover the tools of the Native Americans.  In this Native American cultural lesson, students investigate the techniques and creations Native Americans used to survive. Students create their own baskets by weaving them in the style of Choctaw Indians.
In this Amazon.com worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Amazon's frustration free package. Students complete 10 activities total.
In this drug companies worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about drug companies. Students complete 10 activities total.
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this list, dividing your kids into groups, and handing each group a list. 
Students study the interrelationship between the horseshoe crab and red knot. In this ecology lesson, students explain why several species became extinct. They research about endangered species found in their region.
An exploration of Indian and Pakistani cultures and conflicts throughout the 20th - 21st centuries, this presentation features relevant political cartoons and poignant photos to illustrate the breadth of politics in India and Pakistan. Viewers will be able to pair what they learn from these slides with what they hear about current conflicts between these two nations.
Students explore world history by identifying geographic locations in class. In this Mesopotamia instructional activity, students view a timeline of the history of Mesopotamia and the different empires that ruled the area. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and complete several worksheets about the culture and people of Mesopotamia.
Students explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece lesson, students identify the geography of Greece and view timeline lectures of the Greek Empires. Students view a video about Greece and color in a map of the location with their class.
Sixth graders examine the ways natural phenomena are monitored to avoid disasters. They find out about instruments used in measuring disasters and prediction of future events from data.
Students study about the creation of a German village in South Korea for returning emigrants. They examine other cases of migration and relocation from modern world history.
Students explore population growth, discuss potential issues associated with the world's growing population, evaluate public policy in the area of population growth, and create population pyramids.
Students study patterns of population growth in an ecosystem and why populations must remain in balance. They interpret basic population graphs and suggest scenarios about different population growth patterns in an ecosystem.
Ninth graders describe geographic features of different regions in Japan; make comparisons of size, location and population density in Japan; explore the physical features of the country;and explain the different variables influence the climate of Japan.

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