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Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2004)
In this Regents High School Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students listen to a passage and answer ten multiple choice questions to check comprehension. Students then complete an essay response in which they write a feature article giving advice on writing successful How-To articles.
Managing Stress: Living without Stress Overload
Learners explore a three hour set of readings, discussion questions an web links to gain tools to identify, alleviate and prevent stress in their lives. They work to develop a life-style that is, to a large extent, stress-free.
Young scholars explore the ways that local, national, and global events are interconnected. They identify current issues at a local and global level, identify organizations that seek to improve conditions in other countries, and examine the role of non-profit organizations.
Songs from Two Generations - Lesson 2
Students identify popular songs from 1968 era and analyze some of the topical and musical elements. They focus on social protest songs and other songs of social conscious.
A Song for Today - Lesson 3
Learners analyze musical and topical elements in popular songs and compose song as a classroom effort. They write a short paragraph evaluating the effectiveness of the song in conveying the message of the lyrics.
Television and Teens
Students discuss the relationship teenagers have with the television. In groups, they watch different excerpts from various television shows and note every instance of violence including children. They also discuss the instances of stereotyping on television and how it influences those who watch it. To end the lesson, they identify ways they can reduce the amount of television they watch.
The African-American Family in Crisis
Students create a definition for family that is applicable to the African American. The make a collage made up of family pictures and present it to the class giving a brief explanation of the family members present in the collage. They interview a relative or family friend who has migrated from a Southern rural town.
Let's Go to the Video Tape!
Pupils examine biological diversity and see how it relates to the concepts of variety and relative abundance. In this investigative instructional activity students view a video on biodiversity and complete an activity.
Design a Reef!
Students design a functional model of a coral reef ecosystem. In this coral reef lesson plan, students identify the energy sources and material cycles of a coral reef. They write an essay about their niche in their own ecosystem.
Students explore how a side-scan sonar can help locate underwater objects. For this hands- on lesson students compare side-scan sonar and other methods used to search for underwater objects by creating their own "simulation" of a bathymetry graph and comparing it to actual topography.
"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator
Students explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. For this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Students respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
The Bill of Rights
Students classify the Bill of Rights. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students complete provided readings and worksheets in order to define, identify and analyze each of the amendments and explain why they were included in the Constitution.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
The State of the Planet
Students address four different environmental topics (water issues, the threat of food shortages, human population growth, and global warming) as they watch a film and discuss the future of the earth. In groups, they complete various projects relating to the above issues.
Native Americans and the Clash of Cultures: Then and Now
Pupils begin the lesson by identifying how and why the Native Americans came to North America. Using the internet, they examine how their culture spread throughout the continent and in groups they discuss the stereotypes between the Europeans and Native Americans. They end the lesson by discussing how Native Americans today are trying to preserve their culture.
Refugees and Children in Our World
Students study the human rights of refugee populations around the world. In this human rights lesson, students research the problems of refugees around the world. They investigate the basic human need for dignity and read about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Michigan's Legacy of Giving
Students study important Michigan based philanthropists. They examine how philanthropy, especially within the United Way, has helped their own community and write school based public service announcements to share this information. They discover similar information about other area although this lesson is focused on Michigan.
Substance Abuse Influences
Students examine the decision making processes associated with rather than the problems related to substance abuse.
Identifying an Author's Purpose
Young scholars read, "Research Shows TV PSAs Effective In Reducing Teen Marijuana Use", discuss the article with questions imbedded in the lesson and write their own PSA.
VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll Lesson 6
Pupils study vocal style and techniques in various genres. They critique vocal performances by completing critique charts.