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Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
4th - 8th Language Arts 97 Views 712 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who is Alexander von Humboldt?
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey through South Africa, such as his detailed drawings of Inca ruins, discovery of new species, recordings of air pressure at the highest altitude by that time, etc.
4 mins 9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Remembering Two Trailblazers of African American History: Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Eighth graders use the Internet and printed resources to research the lives and contributions of Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They summarize their research in a report and prepare a presentation for the class.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 78 Downloads
Young scholars work together in small groups to share their knowledge about apartheid in South Africa. They research the role of women in both traditional and contemporary African societies. They focus on such topics as employment, family, and status.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students analyze how the roles are changing for women in South Africa. Using the internet, they research famous women from around the world who helped advance a women's place in society. They create a storybook about their famous person and explain how women have helped the advancement of society as a whole.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 286 Views 354 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparative Government Project
Within these guidelines for a comparative government project, you'll find some very useful worksheets that support learners in breaking down demographic, economic, and political information regarding each of their chosen countries and respective governments.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Arts and Culture: Music that Portrays Hardship/Suffering
Music has the power to convey messages, concepts, and feelings. Sixth graders listen to and analyze the cultural and historical context of several spirituals and working songs sung in Africa and also during the slave period in American history.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 53 Downloads
Be sure to come prepared to discuss the theory of Pangaea and the two super-continents, Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Collaborative learners look for fossil evidence that supports the theory that one super-continent divided into two. They map the locations of four different fossils and cut out the continent shapes in order to piece them together as Gondwanaland.
6th - 8th Science 13 Views 131 Downloads
Immigration Increase from 1789 to 1910
Students investigate immigration and settlement pattern in America from 1789 to the mid-1800's. They participate in a timeline activity and study a piece of artwork to infer lifestyles of this time period. They complete Immigration graphs and write about characters they study in the artwork.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 24 Views 57 Downloads
Journey to America
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and what they had to leave behind.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 27 Downloads
England & France During La Belle Époque
In need of a lot of information on the La Belle Époque and shifts in British and French government a the turn of the century? Well, here is a 79 slide presentation covering British and French history from 1870-1911. A fantastic resource to accompany a world history unit on the democratic beginnings of Britain and France.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Gandhi Speech Writing
Explore non-violent protest in this social values and world history lesson. After viewing the movie Gandhi, and discussing important events in Gandhi's life, young orators write a speech defending Gandhi's position on the value of passive resistance.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 60 Downloads
Teaching About Genocide
Teaching children of any age about genocide or The Holocaust can be difficult, as the content is sensitive and often emotional. This academic article was written by an educator and is intended to help you consider multiple aspects of child development while providing background information about the topic of genocide.
Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 9 Views 54 Downloads
Greeks Around the World: A Case Study on Greek Diaspora
Students gain an understanding of the concept of Diaspora relating to Greeks. They use guided discovery to apply the geographic inquiry model to an examination of the reasons for Greek Diaspora.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads