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Students examine the suggestion that the subjective experience of everyday life and sense of identity has changed in America in recent years. For this post-modernism and mass culture lesson, students engage in 4 multi-step exercises that challenge them to understand the aspects of American culture today.
In this decimals, percent and scientific notation worksheet, 9th graders solve various types of problems that range from shading an indicated part of a shape to calculating using scientific notation to express their answer. They express 3 problems as percents and determine the value of each. Then, students write fractions as a decimal and use bar notation. In addition, they write decimals in expanded form using exponents with a base of 10.
In this stem-and-leaf plots worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 9 various types of problems. First, they determine the mean, median, and mode of the stem-and-leaf plot shown. Then, students summarize the similarities and differences of the given boxplots with outliers.
Young scholars observe global cultures by listening to music and watching videos. In this Latin American dance lesson, students define merengue, salsa and other dances from the Hispanic culture while listening to Latin rhythm music. Young scholars view educational DVD's which discuss reggae as well as the tango.
Discuss the issue of illegal Mexican immigration and its effects on the Mexican people. Play the song "Migra" by Carlos Santana, and have learners analyze the lyrics to help gain an awareness of the difficulties Mexicans face. This is sure to spark a discussion in your classroom!
This multiple choice review covers famous historical figures from all walks of life. each slide has a scoring set up in the corner which assumes two teams and allows for hints and lifelines etc. but it is not clear how to use this section of the powerpoint. The four questions are clearly presnted and there are some fun noises and animated transitions. If an incorrect answer is selected bubbles appear, but if the canswer is correct the PowerPoint will proceed.
Learners examine the influences of the Hispanic groups from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. In groups, they research the history of Mexico and read excerpts from a book in Spanish to practice their vocabulary. To end the lesson plan, they write letters to the Embassy of Mexico in New York to ask for information about the Hispanic cultures in the American Southwest.