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Discovering Prehistoric People of Wisconsin
Young scholars list the characteristics of the four main groups of prehistoric people of Wisconsin. They compare the characteristics of the groups of to determine the chronological order of existence in Wisconsin.
Virginia Colony and England
Students identify how cultural landscapes reflect beliefs, customs, and architecture of people living in those areas. Then they identify that Virginia developed a unique culture different from that of England. Students also research places in the early colony of Virginia that illustrate how the culture of Virginia reflected American Indian, African, and European origins.
Interesting Facts about England
In this England worksheet, students read the 2 page passage about England, answer short answer questions, answer true and false questions, and write a paragraph. Students complete 12 problems total.
Water in Alabama History
Young scholars examine the role of water in Alabama's history. They discover the geographical regions of the state and how dams change Alabama's rivers.
Dinosaurs Here Yesterday Gone Today
Students take a pre-test to show their prior knowledge of dinosaurs. Using the internet, they reasearch the time period in which they roamed the Earth. Focusing on the area of Connecticut, they compare and contrast the large and small dinosaurs in which bones were found. To end the lesson, they make dinosaur footprints out of clay or plaster.
The Perfect Cow?
Learners evaluate the traits that made cattle ideal for human domestication. In this selective breeding lesson, students consider the advantages and disadvantages of domestication of several species. They watch video clips and view websites to evaluate the traits of cattle that led to their widespread domestication.
Inference By Analogy
Students infer the use or meaning of items recovered from a North Carolina Native American site based on 17th-century European settlers' accounts and illustration.
Ancient East/West Enigma, Hypothesis on Antiquity, The Search for a Beginning
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
In this planets learning exercise, students read information about Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and then complete 18 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 2 fill in the blank questions.
A Priceless Collection
Students read about and discuss life of Russian geneticist Nikolai Vavilov, define terms related to field of genetics, complete worksheets, conduct seed experiments, observe and record results, and locate seed banks on world map or globe.
Inference by Analogy
Pupils practice making inferences by using analogies. Using items found in a Native American site, they infer the meaning of them using settlers' accounts and illustrations. They explain why archaeologists use ethnohistoric analogies.
A Priceless Collection
Students read and discuss the background of plants, seeds, and gene banks and grow seeds on their own. In this seeds lesson plan, students also use maps to identify seed banks and research plant farmers.
The Boldest Hoax
Pupils watch a video that outlines the history of the Great Piltdown Forgery of early 20th century England. They answer a series of comprehension questions.
Plaid to the Bone
Students study Lady Anges Randolph and other heroic woman using multimedia. They create class presentations with their findings. They write a diary about living in a medieval castle after researching what life was like in them.
A PRICELESS Collection
Middle schoolers read a story about the life of Russian plant breeder Nikolai I and Vavilov and the national seed bank he established. They research the Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s and identify the cause for this famine and make suggestions that could have prevented this from happening.
Third graders explore, examine and identify the importance of the arrival of Africans and women to the Jamestown settlement. They review the groups of people in Virginia during the early 1600s and explain how having a government brought more older and permanence to the colony by creating a Venn Diagram and completing a variety of illustrations.
Students examine how observations lead to investigations, and how archaeologists conduct their investigation.
Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson plan, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson plan could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
Fossil Fuels (Part III), The Geology of Coal
Do not overlook this set of lessons just because your school does not have a data analysis system. There is plenty of material here to administer a complete mini unit on the formation, distribution, and properties of coal. Since it played a major role in our history and is one our country's most used sources of energy, it is desirable to teach earth scientists about this natural resource. Here is everything you need to lead them through a lab activity, historical survey, map reading, and critical thinking application.
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal mining stamps.