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Clichéd and repetitive introductions got you down? Try this lesson on for size! Start off by instructing your class members on techniques for writing introductions and what types of introductions they should avoid. Several general lesson ideas are included. Links to more detailed plans on essay hooks and thesis writing are embedded within the resource.
Eighth graders examine the reasons for the growth of cities in North American. Using the internet, they research the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution and determine if the growth of cities is a sign of progress. They analyze the idea of Manifest Destiny and the machines that changed society in a political and personal way.
Students examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a culminating activity, students write an essay describing the characteristics of entrepreneurs from the past that would still be successful in the 21st century.
Young scholars examine the contributions of American entrepreneurs. In this industrialization lesson, students complete the provided handouts to determine how Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Hill, and Rockefeller impacted American society. Young scholars conduct further research on the entrepreneurs and present their findings to their classmates.
Young scholars produce an object analysis of 'The Champion Single Scull'. They begin with description, proceeding to deduction, and finally providing speculation by interpreting the outward evidence of culture. They use a clipboard and paper to sketch the painting in an effort to recognize line and shapes on the picture plane.
Third graders describe some of the factors that brought early settlers to Ann Arbor. They read Narrative-A Trip from Utica, New York, to Ingham County, Michigan in 1838. As an added challenge, 3rd graders can use maps to track Silas Beebe's journey from Utica to Ingham County. Students should think about and write responses
Twelfth graders research steam engine technology in order to write a report and develop a timeline. In this steam engine technology lesson, 12th graders access assigned web sites and reference materials to find information on steam engines. They word process a report and develop a timeline which are peer edited before being turned in.
Fourth graders investigate Indiana transportation. In this transportation lesson students discover early forms of transportation such as railroads, rivers, boats, and roads. Students compare and contrast the different forms of transportation and locate them on maps. Students list why several routes of transportation were made.