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Students watch a video about wild stallions and conduct research about wild horses and wildlife photography. Students explore the relationships between animals and humans and conduct Internet research about the treatment of wild horses in the United States. Students create a mock newscast about their findings.
First graders each add a different item to a classroom salad while discussing the connection to a multicultural society. They also create a friendship web with yarn by each of them contributing some unique quality about themselves. They read some literature about cultural awareness and make a collage of themselves.
Seventh graders observe and demonstrate problem solving strategies using a Scoring Guide for Problem Solving. They read and discuss the steps of the problem solving process, observe the teacher modeling the steps, and independently complete a problem showing their work for the word problem.
Build on the concepts of shared and repeated subtraction division. The teacher guides the class through using both methods for solving a word problem, including formulating an equation. After pairing off for independent practice, one partner uses shared division to solve a problem, the other repeated subtraction. Then then compare answers to see if the result is the same, and recalculate if not.
Students determine the origin of everyday words. In this language and literacy lesson plan, the teacher identifies words that students use that have roots in another language, then students work in pairs to determine the original languages of words. Then, students complete an activity finding the origins of English terms.
Young scholars study health facts while playing a game of croquet. In this croquet activity, students record the answers to health questions on a clipboard as they shoot their ball through the wicket. An example of a health question is "How does physical activity help you in school?"
Young scholars investigate unit conversion. In this unit conversion lesson, students will build models of square and cubic centimeters using grid paper and generate formula tables for converting units of area and volume. The tables will be used to solve real-life problems.
Students reflect on the events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s. In this history lesson plan, students explore the conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union revolving around missiles in Cuba, then answer reflection questions about the topic.
Geometry can be fun when you read books like, Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes by Stuart J. Murphy. Using the book and concrete objects, pupils will identify basic 3-Dimensional shapes and their properties. They will then use a digital camera to capture and create 3-D shapes trading cards. What a fun way to get to know all the 3-D shapes!
Students examine primary resources to gather information on historical events. In this research skills instructional activity, students examine a sample primary document and respond to questions about it. Students also read historical documents pertaining to the Mexican War and respond to questions based on the content of the documents.
Students debate whether manifest destiny is right or wrong. In this manifest destiny instructional activity, students discuss the westward movement and the role of manifest destiny as they focus on the Native Americans. Students view the idea of manifest destiny from a Biblical standpoint and write a journal on the responsible use of land.
If you teach health, sociology, ethics, or a class that addresses controversial issues, this resource related to schools' sex education programs may be useful. The New York Times' Learning Network provides a lengthy article on a unique sex ed class in a Pennsylvania private school and invites young people to participate in a reading discussion on this high-interest topic. While the online discussion forum is closed, the guidelines provided may prove useful for your own class discussion