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New Review The Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge!
The importance of considering multiple perspectives of the same event is the big idea in this exercise that focuses on the Boston Massacre. Class groups examine photos of four depictions of the massacre, an English and an American newspaper account, trial testimony, a clip from an HBO film, and then read their textbook account of the event.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 11 Downloads
Patterns on a Multiplication Table
This short multiplication worksheet requires young mathematicians to engage critical thinking skills as they use logic to problem solve questions about multiples and patterns. In addition to exercising their mathematical reasoning skills, students are required to write out their responses for three of the five word problems on this worksheet making it a great Common Core resource and promoting literacy across the curriculum.
5th - 7th Math 4 Views 156 Downloads
Solar Kit Lesson #8 - Positioning Solar Panels II: Explorations with Stationary Panels
This lesson is preparation-intensive, but well worth the investment. You will construct five or six portable testing stations with which lab groups will gather data on the best position for collecting sunlight with a solar panel. This is the second part of a two-part lesson, best used in middle school science classes as part of a unit on alternative energy sources.
6th - 9th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads
Limited Preparation Speaking
Students through fast research and practice are given the opportunity to cultivate their unique speaking skills through presentations in front of their peers. They strengthen their critical thinking skills while preparing what they quickly have to present.
7th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
A Symbol of Protection
Young art critics consider symbolic protection as it has been used in various cultures around the globe. They view body art from the Marquesas Islands, looking for animals, letter, shapes, and patterns. They compare and contrast body art that symbolizes protection and then design a protective tattoo of their own.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Forming Open-Ended Questions
Help readers learn to create their own open-ended questions for any text you are working with. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, learners begin on the lower levels and work their way up to form questions that focus on synthesis instead of simple reading comprehension.
9th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 137 Downloads
Setting the Scene
Students determine how artists create setting. In this visual arts instructional activity, students complete the "Observing a Scene," worksheet and then respond to discussion questions about the selection. Students then use the clues they read about to discern how various artists created settings in their works.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 31 Downloads
The Underground Railroad
First graders read a book about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. In this underground railroad instructional activity, 1st graders learn songs and code words that the slaves used to communicate with one another. Students discuss how all people should be treated, as well as how they feel Harriet Tubman worked to free the slaves.
1st Social Studies & History 7 Views 17 Downloads
Ocean Food Chain
In this ocean food chain worksheet, students examine 4 pictures regarding the ocean food chain then number them so they are in the correct order. Next, students complete 4 short answer questions about the ocean food chain that require higher order thinking skills.
2nd - 4th Science 20 Views 331 Downloads
The Primary Source
Students explore primary and secondary sources. In this historical research instructional activity, students use the internet to find sources of information . Students describe what information they gained from the document or program.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 42 Downloads
Character Development Project
Read Dangerous Minds with your language learning disabled pupils to identify characteristics and connect to literature. This is a specific activity intended for use with the suggested book. The class uses a character map as a way to compose their own chapter or journal entry for the book they have read.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Question of the Week
Use this presentation as a means to spark discussion and promote critical-thinking skills in your classroom. Learners read and discuss a series of questions such as whether animals can talk. This presentation provides a good way to have your class engage in research, think through a problem, and exercise creativity.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Thinking About Hate
This lesson starts out with a guided discussion about the statement "Birds fly in the sky; airplanes fly in the sky; therefore, airplanes are birds" and goes on to cover logical fallacies and reliable sources, relating these to the topic of hate and how people spread hate.
8th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 139 Downloads
Students design a quilt square to reflect their special memory. In this family heirlooms lesson, students read The Patchwork Quilt and discuss the importance of family involvement in creating a family heirloom. Students write and publish a story about a special memory, then design a quilt square to reflect their story.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads