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Amaaazing Amusement Park
Find the shortest distance at the amusement park and enjoy all your stops before you have to meet for dinner. When given a map of the park, your learners will have to plan their route to include all the stops and calculate the total distance using the Pythagorean Theorem.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
The Road Taken
Cooperative groups work to determine which of three routes would be the best to take from Snowden River Park and Ride to the M & T Bank Stadium. They use actual Google Maps to find distances and estimated time involved. Then they multiply by multi-digit decimal rates to figure the average speed, gasoline used, number of songs heard en route, and cost of fuel.
5th - 7th Math 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Parking Lot
Use the real-world cost of parking a car to demonstrate the properties of a function. The resource describes to learners how much it is to park in a certain lot. It is up to your number crunchers to complete a table of minutes and dollars, sketch a graph of dollars versus minutes, decide if the graph is a function, and state whether the inverse is a function.
8th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Team Assignment - A Parking Dilemma
Class groups are challenged to solve the school’s parking problem. Each team must establish ground rules for their discussion, determine criteria that must be met, and brainstorm possible solutions. Next, they agree on one solution and develop implementation and evaluation plans.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Going-to-the-Sun Road: A Model of Landscape Engineering (95)
Young thinkers identify the problems encountered in designing and building Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park. They describe, introduce, and evaluate arguments for building roads to provide access to the park and other backcountry and wilderness regions.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Roller Coasters: They're Fun, But Are They Safe?
Students survey people to find out what roller coasters they like, conduct Internet research to find information on dangers in amusement parks, contact experts on subject, and write feature that shows pros and cons of coasters.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Learners design an amusement park attraction based on a fantastic journey from literature, film, or their own imaginations. Each design team must submit a formal proposal. The proposal should include: a two- or three-dimensional visual of the ride.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Wild Horses of the Outer Banks
Students explore animal habitats. In this cross curriculum animal survival and writing lesson, students view a website about wild horses on Shackelford Island and discuss ways in which the horses have changed to this environment. Students write an expository piece about this process, and then compare it to a 6th grade middle school environment in a second piece of writing.
6th - 7th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Infrared Yellowstone Lesson 1: The Invisible Yellowstone National Park
Using NASA infrared imaging and a temperature map, learners hone their scientific observation skills. They look at multiple images of Old Faithful before, during, and after a geyser emission. They compare the infrared images to regular aerial photos.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 1 Download
An A-maze-ing Skateboard Park
Seventh graders design a skateboard park. They make a model of their design, working to make the model visually appealing. Students test their ramps and skateboard paths with marbles. The tricky part of the assignment is that the building must "fit" with the communities style.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Wonderworld Theme Park
Students examine pictures of the natural and archaeological wonders of the world. They discuss the different "lands" in a typical theme park; design theme parks showcasing some of the wonders of the world; and write paragraphs explaining their choices of wonders to include in the theme parks.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 24 Downloads
Louisville's Best Field Day Park
Students create a survey to hand out to determine the best field day park. Using their local area, they select five parks, if possible, that meet the criteria and calculate the distance and estimated time travel. They use this information to decide which park fits their needs.
7th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Roots of Ahimsa
Students investigate the philosophy of nonviolence. In this Ghandi lesson, students discover that Gandhi inspired many civil rights leaders with the idea of ahimsa. Students complete venn diagrams, create timelines, and discuss reading to increase understanding.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Black History Month - Past to Present
Young scholars complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for Jackie Robinson, and create a poster illustrating an African American woman's accomplishments.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 144 Downloads
Connecting Literature, Writing and Music
High schoolers assess the impact of music to portray emotions and tell stories. Examples are taken from the life of Rosa Parks and a piece of band music called "A Movement for Rosa". Evaluation is accomplished through in-class participation and individual writing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 35 Downloads
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Model for Social Transformation
Students discuss Rosa Parks and the Montgomery busy boycott by examining the boycott handbill and Rosa Park's arrest report. They compare both documents and complete the Document Analysis Worksheet. They research the consequences of hero making in history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Baltimore – Caught in the Middle
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough lesson plan will really get your class thinking about the divided loyalties that existed during the war, as well as some of the difficult choices that Abraham Lincoln was forced to make.
8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are focus subjects in this investigation into the concept and justification behind war as a whole.
8th Social Studies & History 79 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed