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Oregon Trail Wiki
Here is a fantastic lesson on the Oregon Trail! Learners use the wiki to create a fictitious character that travels on the Oregon Trail. After some mini-lessons on the lives of travelers on the Oregon Trail, they put themselves in their shoes by responding to scenarios posed by the teacher. Some excellent websites are embedded, along with a kid-created wiki page. A very rich lesson!
The Mind-Body Connection
Second graders learn about the human body. In this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.
A New Life Convention
Students create a presentation and package of materials based on their research to be presented at a fictional science conference. Given a specific scenario, students research various body systems and how they work in conjunction. Their findings are presented to the class at their science conference.
Light and Optics
Third graders utilize the scientific method to explain light and optics in this five lessons unit. Through experimentation and discussion, 3rd graders canvass the concepts of light traveling, reflection and refraction.
Zoom-In: Boxer Rebellion in China
Students explore the History of China by analyzing images. In this Boxer rebellion lesson, students define the impact of the Industrial Revolution on China and define the group known as "Boxers." Students view an image in a PowerPoint presentation and use their investigative skills to determine who is in the photograph and what actions are taking place.
Inspiration Book Summary
Sixth graders select an appropriate level novel to read outside class. They summarize and paraphrase text to recall the main idea. They organize ideas about the selected reading. They create an Inspiration Book Summary presentation.
Life in a box: world history content
Students explore 6 boxes of stuff about famous people in history including Martin Luther King Jr., Peter the Great, Henry VIII, and more. In this history lesson plan, students then discuss their boxes with the rest of the class.
Oral History: Park City Museum
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this lesson. Middle schoolers complete an interview for an oral history project, and discuss the importance of oral histories - and how they embellish written accounts. They write questions, interview, and write a report analyzing their findings, connecting with the era of the person interviewed.
Moon Craters Lab
Students explore characteristics of mass. In this scientific inquiry about mass lesson, students drop rocks of different weights from various heights and record the depth of the "crater" created. Students record their findings on a data table and transfer them to a graph. Students identify relationships between the mass of the rock, the height from which it was dropped, and the size of the resulting crater. Students create a PowerPoint presentation about this experiment.
Sweet Clara's Freedom Quilt
Fourth graders explore the underground railroad and slavery. In this social studies instructional activity, 4th graders read stories about the underground railroad and complete a webquest. Students read Sweet Clara's Freedom Quilt and create a quilt.
Physical Geography of China focusing on the Three Gorges Dam
Seventh graders examine the physical geography of China. In this China lesson plan, 7th graders debate the governments point of view compared to the people. Students create a photo essay.
Travel Through The Solar System With Cool Tech Tools
Linking to good Internet resource can be fun and educational. Students use a series of Internet sites to explore the wonders of the solar system. They rotate through 4 different stations to explore, the lesson concludes with the creation of a Solar System Booklet. Several web sites, project samples, and planet descriptions are included.
A GREAT SPORT
Young scholars explore how diverse groups and individuals have contributed to the cultural development of Canada, and then produce two-dimensional works of art.
Digital Storybook- Life Cycles
Students research animal life cycles. In this animal life cycle lesson, students choose an animal for research. Working individually, students use Internet resources to locate digital photos of animals throughout their life cycle and create a digital story using Photostory 3 software.
Elementary Integrated Technology Lesson Plan
Students create a digital story about an animal and its life cycles. In this animal life cycles lesson plan, students use photos and clip art on the computer to write their story.
The Water Cycle
Young scholars access prior knowledge of the water cycle by completing a KWL. For this water cycle lesson, students follow the movement of water through the water cycle.
What to do with Malus-domestica, Cultivated Apples?
High schoolers take on the roles of apple farmers. In this Arizona agriculture lesson plan, students explore the concepts of supply and demand as they role play apple farmers who create marketing campaigns when supply outweighs demand.
Learners explore the parts of the heart and how blood travels throughout the body. They conduct a simple simulation to demonstrate the path that blood takes through the body and the functions it performs.
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