Programming and Systems Development Teacher Resources
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Young scholars identify simple pictographs and ideographs from Chinese writing. They create their own images, and combine characters to communicate ideas to one another, introducing basic foundations of how elements of the Chinese writing system developed.
In a simple but unique lesson, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other groups. This would be a fun lesson to do in November around election time!
Students study basic computer programming and the work of software engineers. In this creative lesson students create their own software game.
Students design their own tire tread pattern that meets a certain requirement. In this technology lesson, students explore how engineers develop tire treads. They evaluate their own work and share their product with the class.
Pupils participate in jigsaw learning activity in order to cover a large amount of information about the technological advances and writing systems of ancient civilizations. Working in small groups, they research an assigned topic to become experts and they share they information with their classmates.
Explore the unique structure of the federal system of government in the United States. Class members will learn about how most nations were organized before the establishment of the Constitution, how power is currently divided between federal and state governments, and what conflicts could potentially arise as a result of this system.
Students analyze portion sizes in a healthy diet. In this portion sizes lesson, students complete a food group choices worksheet and identify the correct portion of food. Students work in groups to teach the unit to elementary students. Students take a quiz on the lesson.
Young scholars examine the technology of hybrid vehicles and the claims made on their behalf. Upon further exploration, they research and decide which cars, hybrid or non-hybrid, might perform best under various circumstances.
Learners investigate the global population explosion, by comparing India's and China's population control efforts and results. They interpret the UN's Human Development Report, and conduct research on another highly-populated country.
Learners examine the problems associated with gender based and race based education. In groups, they research the history of education and the laws that have changed education and impacted lives. They brainstorm a list of the positives and negatives of each concept and develop a plan in which separate but equal could be implemented as a role play activity.
Learners conduct experiments on fertilized chicken embryos to determine the possible developmental effects that various recreational drugs (caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin) might have on them.
Fourth graders design a classification system to categorize animate and inanimate objects. They discuss the advantages of grouping things as they classify buttons, leaves, shells.
Middle schoolers watch videos, listen to speeches and analyze the information that is presented about the civil rights movement. They examine visual art of the period.
Students explore history of technological advances in making, recording, and listening to music that have intrigued and inspired musicians and scientists for decades.
Students look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization lesson plan, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Students use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
Students explore world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this national parks lesson, students view the Ken Burns documentary about the subject and identify the contributions of individuals in support of the parks system. Students complete park graphic organizers and create a presentation about changes they wish to make in society.
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”—William James. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts instructional activity four of 20 introduces several other styles of martial arts and a little bit of history about each one of them. The main part of the instructional activity introduces the mini salute, which is given out of respect to the instructor. Then the class practices their front kicks in several different ways: in combination, in the air, stationary using a kicking shield, and moving across the floor using a kicking shield.
Students create a class monetary system. In this elementary economics lesson, students research jobs, create jobs within the classroom, and budget money. This lesson builds students responsibility and experience with money.
Eighth graders explore the concept of outside investments. In this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders research and debate the outside investments and their impact on the state.
Learners study the wide-reaching effects of the Cold War, even to its involvement in domestic road construction. They research the National Defense Highway System (Eisenhower Highways) for information about the creation of the program, the requirements for the roadways, and the presence of these highways in your state or others nearby.