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Exploring Literary Genre Through Latin American Literature
Students explore poetry and its meaning. After reading poems, students explore the literary elements such as the setting, character, problem, events and resolution. They compare and contrast descriptions given in poems. Students explore the differences between narrative and expository test. They discuss the poetry and complete worksheets.
Evolutionary Relationships Based Upon Comparative Genetics
Learners investigate the protein cytochrome c in an attempt to use its genetic chemistry to study possible evolutionary relationships between organisms. The lesson integrates technology with the use computers to perform DNA analysis.
Eighth graders utilize primary sources from the Eastern North Carolina Digital Library to research nineteenth century North Carolina composers. They conduct Internet research, complete a research worksheet, and create a rap about their selected composer.
The Lifecycle of the Butterfly
First graders study the characteristics of butterflies and examine their life cycle in this unit of six lessons. They examine the anatomy of the butterfly, learn the associated vocabulary, and watch the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly as they raise the caterpillar larvae. As they watch the metamorphosis, they write a daily journal entry.
Where Have All the Endangered Gone?
Students explore animals that are endangered. They choose an endangered animal that they would like to keep from becoming extinct. Students create a persuasive presentation to persuade someone to understand why they feel keeping their animal from being extinct is important.
Crossing the International Dateline
In this crossing the international date line worksheet, 4th graders read the non-fiction page long passage, then answer 5 multiple choice questions about it.
Birds of a Feather, an Interdisciplinary Unit: Language Arts Wing
Students discover dialects and write a fable, modeling Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn." In this interdisciplinary unit on birds, students discuss dialect and personification used in the tale. Students write a fable, using dialect and personification. This lesson has an accompanying math and science component.
Environment As Art
Students create an idea for environmental artwork for installation somewhere on school property.
First graders experience quarter and eighth notes through song and rhyme and chant repertoire, and use appropriate rhythm syllables to identify and demonstrate quarter and eighth notes.
What Makes a Good Community?
Students are introduced to the concept of a community. In groups, they research the history of their community and identify situations that need resolving. They end the lesson by completing a community service project and reflect on their experiences.
Sixth graders are introduced to the characteristics of homonyms. In groups, they are given points in the baseball game when the homonyms are matched to the correct definition. To end the instructional activity, they practice spelling the different homonyms with a partner.
The Times That Try Men's Souls: Communities in Crisis
Eleventh graders write a personal reflection of a historical document. After accessing a digital copy of "The Crisis," they examine the community's reaction to the events portrayed in the story. Students use the information the have gathered to write an essay documenting their reflection on what they have read.
Students explore the Encyclopedia Britannica Reading Activities and participate in various pre-reading, vocabulary, comprehension, and assessment exercises. The program includes quizzes to help gage students' understanding.
But We Need More, Where Will It Come From?
Students write a persuasive letter and create a poster about pollution and conservation. In this pollution and conservation lesson plan, students learn how humans are the number 1 cause of pollution.
African American Voices
Students investigate the many forms of Haitian art. They compare the art of some different cultures, religions, countries, and philosophies. Students also read the biography of an artist to build context for a particular piece of artwork. Then they write reflectively about the artwork and the artist.
Artifacts: A Role Play
Eighth graders investigate the concept of artifacts that are collected as part of a research study. They conduct research using a variety of resources that are used to create subjects for role playing. Students work to complete a worksheet to focus the information search.
Exploring the History of Canyon De Chelly: The Navajos
Students are introduced to the novel Sing Down The Moon written by Scott O'Dell. Throughout the book, after each chapter is read, class discussions and journal writing is incorporated into the unit.
Sixth graders will be able to identify a mathematician and correctly answer higher level questions. They classify and produce characteristics and facts and creatively answer synthesis questions.
First graders learn quarter and eighth notes through rhyme and chants. In this rhythm lesson, 1st graders sing folk songs or chants while performing beat motions. Students learn quarter and eighth note rhythms and practice singing that rhythm.
Community in Literature
Students analyze the elements of community in literature. They discuss which elements of the story showed that it was a strong/weak community. Students each pick one of the important sentences to illustrate.