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Commas and Colons and Semicolons? OH MY!
Take a close look at both the definitions and uses of commas, colons, and semicolons. Commas set off clear parts of sentences, colons come before an explanation, and semicolons join two complete thoughts. Review these types of punctuation with your learners.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 177 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Individuals Making a Difference
The focus of this, the third in a five-lesson unit study of human rights, is on individuals who made a difference. Billy Bowlegs, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Fannie Lou Hamer, Michi Weglyn, and Yuri Koshiyama are some of the people class members investigate to determine ways citizens have responded to rights violations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Stanley Park and Aquarium Field Trip
Students explore the beauty of British Columbia by participating in a class field trip. In this ecosystem observation lesson, students investigate the Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park, one of the largest parks in North America. Students identify the separate ecosystems, beach and forest, before completing a worksheet based on the positive and negative impact of human beings.
6th - 7th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Scrutinizing Stand-Ins: Working With Nouns and Pronouns
Use the Schoolhouse Rock episode, "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla," to introduce a study of pronouns. Learners consider antecedents, cases (nominative, objective and possessive), as well as types of pronouns, and then craft sentences using various forms of this part of speech.
6th - 8th Language Arts 73 Views 155 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce learners to exponential growth with this real-world problem about algae that is rapidly spreading across a lake in a city park. The task presents the rate of growth and an end value and asks learners to determine what happened at specific times in the past.
8th - 12th Math 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Different Worlds of Utah
Beautiful photographs of the national parks, and a variety of other geographical locations in Utah, are found in this presentation. It begins with photos of the Great Basin, the Colorado Plateau, and the Rocky Mountains, where three distinct color schemes are represented.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Walking in Other People's Shoes
Students study the story of student journalist Casey Parks' September, 2006, journey to Central Africa with New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof. They then act as representatives to the tourism boards of developing countries and produce materials that inform, welcome and educate young prospective visitors to their lands.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 50 Downloads
The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour
Students take an online virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park. They act as park rangers to research geological features of Yellowstone, locate these features on maps, and describe and define associated geologic terms.
5th - 9th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Bears of Banff
Students pretend they have just entered a national park. They imagine that the park borders are all impassable mountains, and students will play the role of grizzly bears. Students list three things every animal needs to survive, in this game they can meet these needs, they are to be tested on their ability to mate.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Past Life at Langebaan on the West Coast
Three pages of intriguing pictures and reading passages about the natural history of Africa's West Coast Fossil Park make up the bulk of this handout. There are 13 questions to answer and directions for designing a poster about one of the extinct animals introduced within the text.
6th - 9th Science 29 Views 57 Downloads
Wolves: DNA Pawprinting
A mystery canine was shot and killed near Yellowstone National Park in the early '90s. Genetics whizzes explain how they might go about identifying whether the animal was a true grey wolf or a hybrid. A drawing of the animal's DNA bands is provided for learners to analyze.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 53 Downloads