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Twelfth graders complete research that exposes them to examples of nonviolent protest throughout the modern world. In this nonviolent protest research instructional activity, 12th graders discover information about signification nonviolent movements throughout the world. Students share their research through a digital story, formal presentation, or gallery walk.
Explore the geography of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the climate and vegetation of these regions, taking notes and answering 3 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, however it seems students may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
Fourth graders discover agriculture by researching the irrigation of rice. In this farming lesson, 4th graders read about the different methods of rice farming and create an illustration for each different action. Students describe the unique qualities of each method by providing captions with the pictures.
Students discover Japanese culture and the importance of Sakura to Japan. In this international festival lesson, students demonstrate an appreciation for the Sakura trees beauty by creating Sakura trees from white and pink dyed cotton balls and brown dyed Popsicle sticks. Students understand the gift of 2000 Sakura trees to Washington, DC in 1912 as a measure of good friendship.
Learners locate the location of the major geographical features of the Philippines. They analyze how geographical features may affect the location of cultures. Students encounter what a monsoon is, and how it affects the environment of this important Southeast Asian country.
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
Using an incredibly engaging activity and detailed lesson plan, your learners will serve as advisors to President Madison on whether to participate in what would become the War of 1812! Utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies to acquaint your class with the causes of the war. There are opportunities for group work and independent practice, analysis of primary sources, and written or performance assessments.
I love lessons that incorporate the arts, they're so engaging and address a more diverse set of learners. Your class will investigate the reasons fish from the coal reef have adapted such colorful fins. They design a fish that uses color to either signal something or as camouflage, then they take a trip to the California Academy of Sciences to see real coral fish in action. Upon returning to class, they discuss their observations and then write a clever haiku to accompany their images of fishy adaptation. Note: If you don't live in San Francisco, you can always take a trip to a local tropical fish store to view fish that would live on a coral reef.
Twenty-four pages of exercises provide practice and assessments of grammar skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and more! Instructions are clear, and the resource is carefully constructed with answer keys for each section. Additionally, it is designed with a focus on cultural diversity and understanding. Consider using this incrementally, or as an easy lesson for a planned absence.
Here is a wonderful series of lessons designed to introduce learners to the variety of renewable, clean energy sources used by people all over the world. Geothermal energy is the resource focused on. This particular sources of energy happens to be readily-available in many developing countries. These lessons produced by Hemispheres are among the best geography lessons I've yet come across. Highly recommended!
Young oceanographers study the Submarine Ring of Fire, which is a series of deep-water volcanic vents that come up from the ocean floor. Learners take a close look at the unique ecosystems that are associated with these areas, how these volcanoes are formed, and the effects they have on the ocean life around them. This incredibly thorough plan has many terrific websites that kids access to further their learning about the Submarine Ring of Fire.
Here is a fabulous lesson on the Earth's radiant energy system. This amazing, 31-page document is chock-full of great activities, worksheets, lab sheets, quizzes, rubrics, and assessments. Learners model and explain cloud formation, calculate incoming and outgoing radiation, identify aerosols in the earth's atmosphere, and make climate predictions. This is one of the finest educational resources I've come across! Highly recommended for your upper-elementary and middle schoolers.