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Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 211 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides numerous activities that engage children in learning more about these important aspects of life.
K - 6th Language Arts 29 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth lesson of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while sorting the information into short bulleted notes.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 60 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists.
2nd - 5th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Education v. Incarceration: Understanding our Community through Oral History and Printmaking
An amazing, thoughtful, and introspective lesson awaits your art class. They listen to an interview with incarcerated prisoners to better understand the prison system and its effects on family life. They create collages related to the key issues and root causes of incarceration, as well as the power of oral history.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 12 Downloads
In this exercise, learners identify characters from an "Archie" comic and discuss the relevance of "Archie" to today's youth. They create public service advertisements featuring celebrities to address common concerns among teenagers in their communities.
6th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 44 Downloads
Report on Research: New Study Finds High Rates of Fast Food and Soda Consumption Among California Teens
Prior to writing a research paper, it is important to learn how to read and analyze informational texts. This activity includes a brief report, including data, on California teens' diets. Several readers' and writers' response questions facilitate critical thought and reflection on the report.
8th - 10th Health 14 Views 167 Downloads
New Review Cesar Chavez and the Mexican-American Field Worker Experience
After researching and learning about the work of Cesar Chavez, your young historians will design a booklet on the conditions and needs of today's field workers and the Mexican-American field worker experience.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a instructional activity series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in actual emergency situations.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 65 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Interview a College Graduate
What better way to work on research skills while gaining an understanding of college life, than conducting an interview? High Schoolers interview a college graduate, document their findings, and use the information to write an essay on the topic of college life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 14 Downloads
How Much Screen Time?
Conduct original research with a social survey about television viewing time. Sixth graders take notes about television viewing and then come up with at least three hypotheses to test with their surveys. The plan calls for collaboration between the sixth and eighth graders; however, if this is not possible, the work could be completed by either grade.
6th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting. Discussion questions following the clip drive scholars to deeper thinking about oral histories and justice, and they view a website dedicated to keeping memories of victims alive (linked).
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 22 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social studies, and art.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 56 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fried Green Tomatoes & Cultural Crossroads
Your secondary readers compare what they learn in Fannie Flagg's Alabama-based book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe with the experiences of elderly Alabamans that they interview. (Pairing Flagg's book with Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is suggested as an extension.
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 4 Downloads
Hitting the Pavement and Sealing the Deal
How old were you when you got your first job? Help your high schoolers prepare for their first job (and every job thereafter) by providing them tips for career research, interview skills, and a mock interview. Either have local businessmen and women come in to conduct interviews or ask back recent graduates capable of giving a professional interview.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 10 Downloads
Field Research: Conducting an Interview
Go through the steps of conducting an interview for field research with your class. Each slide covers setting up the interview, preparing for it, meeting with the interviewee, and following up. Help learners have successful interviews with these helpful hints.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Surviving a Job Interview
Knowing how to respond to a potential employer, when getting interviewed is a need-to-know skill. Learners prepare for life in the real world by answering a few questions with the help of a job oriented website. After the research, they put their skills to work as they conduct mock interviews.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 20 Downloads
Community Research Project
Discuss how a local community has changed over the years through interviews. Third graders interview people within their community and record how their community has changed. After summarizing their findings, they present their information to the class.
3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 92 Downloads
Learning to Interview
An authentic and engaging way to practice literacy skills, this activity calls for young language arts pupils to conduct interviews with classmates and family members. First, pupils watch as the teacher models the interview process with a brave class volunteer.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads