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Students examine five major events in Soviet History to introduce the concept of opportunity cost. They identify considered alternatives at the time of decision and examine benefits and cost. They apply these ideas to a typical school day.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Students examine a quote from George W. Bush's recent speech on space exploration. They evaluate one writer's stance on Bush's space exploration goals by reading and discussing "Plea to Policy Makers: Let's Take Another Giant Step." In groups, students research past presidents' space exploration proposals and programs. They then synthesize their understanding of Bush's space exploration goals by acting in a presidential panel.
Young scholars investigate the history and goals of NASA and human spaceflight. In this space science lesson, students answer questions about one of seven manned space programs and print pictures from the mission. As a class, young scholars will create a visual timeline to represent the evolution of human spaceflight.
Students explore the history of planetariums and the features of the Hayden Planetarium as a springboard to planning, developing and displaying their own planetarium exhibits.
Students discover the chronology of events related to the Corps of Discovery and the United States space program of the 1960s. They compare the Corps of Discovery's journey with the space exploration program.
Students brainstorm names of astronauts from NASA space missions. They are explained that the Cold War was not actually a war but pervasive tension that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union for several decades following World War II. Students discuss that NASA was founded in 1958, one year after the Soviets launched Spuntnik1. They work in groups and each group is assigned one of the manned space programs.
Students examine how inventors and their inventions impacted the world. In this cross curricular unit, students are led through a series of lessons examining various inventors and their inventions. Each lesson incorporates reading, writing, listening, and grammar skills.
In this Cold War worksheet, students examine the chronological list of important events between 1945 and 1991. Students then respond to 7 short answer questions based on the chronology.
Students examine both sides of arguments surrounding given debates. They use the internet and other research to collect information to support their stand on the controversial issue. Students debate their chosen topic. This lesson plans lists 31 different debate topics which include, but are not limited to, war, vegetarians, income tax, military, cloning, global warming, space travel, suicide and more.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice handout, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this 8th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
In this 20th century American history learning exercise, learners read assigned textbook pages regarding the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies and respond to 46 short answer questions.
Eleventh graders examine events leading up to and during the Vietnam War. They research assigned topics utilizing interviews, Powerpoint presentations, timelines, and collages in their presentations.
Ninth graders conduct research about significant historical persons in the realm of Science. Using the information gathered they conduct an imaginary field trip to different locations that hold historical and scientific significance.
Students discover characteristics of Pop Art through slides and discussion of the 60's era and produce a pop art portrait of themselves using Clarisworks paint program and Hyperstudio.
Students discuss major events in the 60's era including conflicts, culture, and history. Students also take a look at artists from this time and discover Pop Art. They then create their own portrait in the Pop Art style using Clarisworks Paint and Hyperstudio.
Students use observation skills to develop skills inc. They develop thinking skills and develop descriptive writing. They refine their thinking with concrete materials and make a collage that updates this mural to reflect current culture.
In this - ace word family word search, 1st graders will find and circle 11 -ace family words. The words vary in difficulty from ace to disgrace.
For this online interactive U. S. History crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 10 clues regarding the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement to find the appropriate answers to complete the word puzzle.