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Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka. They write a story about a day in their life that includes illustrations, fifteen math problems, the written story, and an answer key. Students read and present their books to the class.
Using the materials and information provided in the three lessons prior to this one (all easily found online), pupils discuss the Supreme Court and prepare for two mock trials. Handouts are included that help guide simulators. Consider watching a clip from a famous case to show students what their role will be.
This resource will help you compare and contrast the history of school experiences in America. In this cross curriculum U.S. history and art appreciation instructional activity, students view and discuss reproductions of the 19th century "Learning the ABC's" and "John F. Demeritt." Students interview their parents about school memories and share ways in which contemporary school experiences are alike and different from those of their parents.
Students investigate the possible consequences of practicing a lifestyle of being sexually active. They work in groups to have discussion using the IDEA Problem Solver handout. The statistics surrounding teen pregnancy are shared in order to help promote responsible sexual behavior.
Ninth graders participate in an activity designed to increase their understanding and awareness of the difficulties and complexities of raising a child. They view and discuss an overhead "Babysitter Wanted." Students discuss their experiences with babysitting. They devise a schedule for looking after a six-month baby for a day. Students discuss their current knowledge of child care.
Students consider the role of women in South Korea. In this global studies lesson, students examine articles and interviews regarding women and educational achievement. Students discuss women's issues in South Korea and compare them to women's issues in the United States.
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics instructional activity, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.
Students read a story called Computer Program Tracks Lunch Choices and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events literacy lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, solving math word problems, and creating a list of healthful alternatives to lunch choices.
Students examine the healthcare system, including insurance, drug prices, and patient rights. Following a field trip to the children's ward of a hospital, they work in groups to analyze various conditions,problems/diseases, presented on index cards. Other facets of the lesson include watching several videos about health care and holding a student debate about adopting a universal health plan.
What do infants need? What are parental responsibilities? Why breastfeed? What are the pros and cons? When do infants sit-up, roll over, crawl, talk, get teeth, eat solid foods, and sleep through the night? So many questions, and this is just the beginning of an eighteen-year responsibility. This lesson provides a good start with a lot of useful information to answer many of these questions.
Students write a Father's Day letter. In this friendly letter writing lesson, students brainstorm a list of parent responsibilities, then write three specific ways their fathers care for them. Students share learning experiences they have had with their father after the teacher describes how she now understands rules set by her father. Students write a friendly letter to their father including personal information and stories.
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie Settlement, Nebraska Photographs and Letters. Additionally, they complete a worksheet and participate in class discussions of the topic.
Students explore the math they are learning in the classroom with their families. For this math workshop lesson, participants learn about the types of mathematics being taught in the classroom. These workshops provide opportunities to strengthen the family/school connection.
Students examine the extent of parental responsibility. In this liability and accountability lesson, students review cases which find children at fault and determine to what extent, if any, that parents are responsible for the actions of their children. As a culminating activity, students write their own legislative bills based on parent accountability.
Students explore philanthropy throughout the history of the United States. In this character development lesson, students listen to a speech by J. F. Kennedy and discuss the impact his speech may have had on volunteerism in our country. Students write a paper including reflections on the importance of philanthropy to their own community.