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Are your parents or guardians strict? That's an interesting question many of your pupils are probably interested in discussing. How do you design a study directed at your high school to gain insight into that question? How do you design a sample survey? What sampling schemes are possible? What does it mean to be strict? Get your class thinking like a statistician with this resource.
Our learners love their gadgets, tablets, and anything that plugs into a wall or receives a wireless signal. It is time to share our stories of the outdoors, and get the youth we teach in touch with what is naturally around them. Use the engaging plan and activities in this resource to introduce kids to the greatness that is the outdoors, while relating it to Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods or any work of literature that is concerned with nature. Educators share stories of their childhood outdoor adventures, and have students interview their parents concerning their childhood experiences. Learners can write a compare and contrast piece or begin to work with the literature selected by the educator.
Learners study the causes for a juvenile court to terminate all rights of a parent to a child. They do case studies of a few examples of this scenario taking place. This lesson invites quite a bit of debate amongst the pupils, and requires them to look at both sides of the arguments. Terrific worksheets and graphic organizers are embedded in the plan to help you successfully implement this fine lesson. Be aware of the sensitive nature of the content and the maturity level of your audience.
The PBS film, Bronx Princess, launches a study of complex parent-child relationships. Using the provided reading guide, viewers respond to clips from the film and compare Rocky and Yaa’s relationship to other parent-child relationships. After a review of the format of the personal letter, class members compose a letter to a parent or loved one. The richly detailed plan includes extensions, adaptations, and resource links.
This life science vocabulary list and definitions will be useful when teaching a parent and offspring unit. Some nice ideas are included in the plan about the word origins, word structure and definition testing methods. There is also a printable list of vocabulary words.
Students discuss discipline in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and compare it to how children are disciplined today. In this comparisons lesson, students identify different ways parents discipline their children. Students identify quotations and passages that reveal the disciplinary methods and compare/contrast them to those used in today's society.