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Third graders spend time identifying the characteristics they have and ones they would like to develop for their own personal growth. As a class, they brainstorm ways they can tell they are growing up or being mature. Individually, they write one trait in one of four apples and pass it along to another classmate.
A 10 week project to track heart rate through physical activity. This lesson recommends using a heart rate monitor but if these are not available to use that's ok. The goal is to monitor, track, and analyze their heart rate in running one mile daily. There are worksheets to fill out, data to look at, and goals to set while taking a look at what it means to create a healthy lifestyle.
Students develop a plan to improve their personal growth. In this psychology lesson, students research personal growth areas for development by reading sections of Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey and then developing an individual plan to improve their personal growth.
Intended to provide teachers with ideas on how to incorporate career research and portfolio building, this instructional activity provides several learning options. The suggestions will aid learners in understanding job or career research, personal skills and abilities, and using an online format to create a career portfolio. Check it out!
Our art often reflects who we are as individuals and as part of a larger community. The painting Hopi Eagle Dancer reflects the history and culture of the artists who created it. Critical thinkers analyze the piece and then compose a poem that expresses who they are as a person, and who they are as a part of a community.
Milkwood, Jerry Spinelli's young adult novel about a boy in Warsaw, Poland during World War II, gives middle schoolers a chance to consider the moral dimensions of decision-making. Using a cubing strategy, readers choose a topic (stealing, killing, family, war, violence) and use the steps in Bloom's taxonomy to think critically about their issue. Complete directions for the activity and a worksheet are included.
Become a member of the Pollution Patrol and stand up to litter! After discussing the life cycle of seeds and discussing how plants figure into the food chain, young conservationists engage in several activities involving podcasts, growing their own seeds, and possibly some cooking. The lesson ends with an extension activity, which prompts pupils to write Auntie Litter about joining the Pollution Patrol.
An engaging and highly relevant way for high schoolers to examine classic literary ideas. Although the primary text for this resource is nontraditional ( the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), this plan incorporates several more classical, literary texts that connect to the themes, characters and motifs presented in this film. Learners engage in a series of activities that help them make a connection between texts.
Students explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city. Students also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
Young pupils should benefit from this wonderful series of activities designed to teach them how to get along with, and respect each other. Learners recognize how to demonstrate both respectful and disrespectful behavior, and take part in role plays in order to gain social skills. Perfect for early-elementary children.
High schoolers participate in a scenerio in which they are assessed on the material in previous lessons. In groups, they prepare a presentation based on their solutions to the given problem. They develop their critical thinking skills applying terms to a real-world issue.
Upper graders read several passages to gain an understanding of the nations that have adopted a constitution similar to the United States Constitution. This is a scripted lesson that is intended to build content-specific vocabulary and understanding through direct instruction. And, while this resource does contain some interesting background information, the lesson is somewhat lacking.
Use the power of the pen to persuade others to get involved in community issues! Individuals reflect on personal service learning activities and the writing process. They compose essays regarding service to others. While designed for high school classes, this could easily be adapted to middle school or even elementary levels.
Students use online self-assessment inventories to aid them in making career decisions. In this career decisions lesson, students visit the given website and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students complete an online self-assessment inventory and explore categories they score high in. Students make a written comparison of their activity and choose three areas to improve upon.