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Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Students study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. In this U.S. history lesson, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Students complete a puzzle activity based on the leadership characteristics of Lincoln.
Students become familiar with vocabulary associated with orchids. In this orchids lesson, students define vocabulary words and and use them to complete an orchid crossword puzzle.
Patterns and Pentominoes
Students solve pentomino puzzles. In this problem solving lesson, students discuss how pentomino puzzles play into the plot of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and practice solving a pentomino puzzle on their own. Students will then work in teams solving pentomino puzzles and write written directions on how they solved their puzzle.
Place Values and Patterns, What is the Value?
First graders discover the significance of a number's place value by interactively engaging patterns and two-digit place values. In this mathematics instructional activity, 1st graders complete a 10 by 10 grid to create a number puzzle.
Young scholars investigate plate tectonics. They participate in a series of hands-on, Web-based and video-based activities to examine the concept of plate tectonics. Students complete a hands-on puzzle.
The Mission of the Prophets
Young scholars examine the purpose and significance of the Manifestations of God. They create a code-breaker chart and uncover a hidden message in a puzzle, read a story and answer discussion questions, and write a reflection and evaluation of the lesson.
Communicate - Without Talking?
Students discuss and define communication and identify different ways of communicating with people. Students then practice team building and non-verbal communication skills as they work silently in small teams to put puzzles together.
Lost in Space - A Solar System Study
Fourth graders study the planets of our Solar System collecting data on a worksheet. They use online tools to create a puzzle or other digital product using the information from their research.
Uses of Coal
An interesting series of puzzles and word games are available in this multi-page collection, which focuses on coal. Learners practice math and language arts skills as they solve the puzzles, and learn many facts about coal at the same time.
A State of Her Own
Students investigate current elected female leaders from around the world and use their research to create challenging crossword puzzles.
Brian's Winter: Post-Reading Activity
Include this lesson in your unit about reading comprehension and/or writing across the curriculum. After reading Brian's Winter, middle schoolers discuss the novel and utilize a website to create a puzzle that reinforces key ideas from the book. The lesson addresses several research and evaluation standards, such as supporting ideas with evidence and identifying conflicting information.
Students examine their beliefs about archaeological preservation. They articulate a response to archaeological resource destruction. Students then complete two puzzles and relate them to archaeological research.
Putting It All Together
Students examine a painting. In this shapes and puzzle lesson, students view Guston's painting Blue Water and identify the colors, shapes and recognizable forms. Students work in groups to put together puzzle pieces of the painting. Students use Lego pieces to create structures similar to those in the painting.
Create Your Geometry Crossword
Learners learn how to identify cell addresses, format cell contents, add pop-up comments to a cell, and also apply conditional formatting. They use clues and words to make a geometry crossword puzzle pertaining to geometrical shapes.
In this biblical activity worksheet, students explore the teachings of Jesus through a maze, musical instruments, a crossword puzzle and a word search.
In this biblical activity worksheet, learners explore the role of Jesus as a good shepherd through scriptures, a crossword puzzle, a word search and the decoding of a biblical verse.
Students explore the principles of magnetism and friction. They complete an interactive puzzle on the Gizmos and Gadgets computer software, construct a vehicle, build and modify ramps and vehicles to produce various outcomes, and complete a data sheet that graphs the race outcomes.
A Tale With Tangrams
Learners practice geometric and spatial principles through the creation of a tangram puzzle. They describe and identify shapes by folding them into the pieces necessary to complete a tangram. Students attempt to assemble their tangrams and create an additional set based on information contained in a story read in class.
Happy or Sad?
In this Pentecostal worksheet, students correlate the symbols of the flames at Pentecost to the dove of the Holy Spirit and then complete a word search, a crossword puzzle and then decode a mystery message.
In this Biblical activity worksheet, young scholars assess the meaning behind Jesus feeding the people with five loaves of bread and two fishes through a word search puzzle and a crossword puzzle.