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Project-Based Learning and the Arts
What's so great about Project-Based learning? Read to learn how projects can help kids apply higher-order thinking skills, conduct thoughtful investigations, and make cross curricular connections. This short article includes five wonderful projects for you to try with your class.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Young scholars create a poster showcasing an African-American historical figure. For this Social Studies lesson, students research an important African-American historical figure for a biographical poster. Young scholars include dates and interesting information as well as a time-line on their poster.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 10 Views 30 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 18 Views 139 Downloads
Amending the Bill of Rights
Eighth graders update the American Bill of Rights. In this critical thinking skills lesson, 8th graders collaborate in small groups to revisit and rewrite the Bill of Rights. Students must write proposals for a revision bill the change the document in order to make it up-to-date.
8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 29 Downloads
The class conducts a simple experiment to demonstrate the Bernoulli Principle. After completing the experiment, they will discuss their findings. To prep for this activity, appropriate resource material on the Bernoulli Principle will be needed as no background information is provided.
5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Back To School Night iMovie
Learners work collaboratively to take and download digital images, use iMovie software, and create an iMovie to show at a Back To School Night event. They discuss how to organize the information into a clear and cohesive movie. Then, they create an original movie promoting decision-making and higher-order thinking skills.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Inside Out/Opposites lesson
Here is a good lesson plan on opposites in which each pupil receives a word card and has to find the classmate with the opposite word card. Additionally, they write a fire safety journal about "Why you should get outside and stay outside during a fire?
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 36 Downloads
Thinking Skills: Find the Correct Number
In this thinking skills worksheet, students read 3 clues to determine which number (from four choices) is the correct one. Students draw an X on each number that does not fit the clues and circle the correct number. Note: The directions tell students to choose the correct shape, but these are numbers.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Determining the Author's Purpose: Analyzing a Recruitment Video
An ROTC recruitment video launches a discussion of author’s purpose, image choice, and bias. Class members also explore careers in the armed forces and in the field of video productions. Ask your pupils to consider how to make a video with the opposite purpose of the one they viewed.
8th - 9th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students develop problem solving skills in science. In this creative thinking lesson, students manipulate puzzles and formulate solutions. Students share their process with peers to see if they can complete a given puzzle using the same methods.
6th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
Lessons in Drama: Learning About American Political Thought
Students develop critical thinking skills so that they may produce their own written plays or music from their thoughts and feelings. They express their thoughts based on what has been presented to them over the duration of the course.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 18 Downloads
There Are Two Sides to Every Story
Students examine point of view in real life and in fairy tales. In this point of view lesson, students discuss how people see things such as television shows from different points of view. They listen to two versions of The Story of the Three Little Pigs before writing another fairy tale from a different point of view.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
Students use dance to better understand the writing process. For this interdisciplinary lesson, students use their critical thinking skills to connect dance with writing. Students use thinking maps to follow the writing process, write a family story, and then dance it out.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Colonialism in Africa
Students examine Africa from a regional perspective. They appreciate the historic and geographic relationships that unite and divide the regions of Africa. Students create a comprehensive document outlining problems in the assigned region. They employ critical thinking skills to suggest solutions for regional concerns.
11th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 8 Downloads