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Creature creation - an elaboration writing activity
Fourth graders exercise and improve their elaboration skills by engaging in this creative writing activity. They practice their narrative writing abilities and use higher-order thinking skills by creating a representation of an imaginary animal that could live on the Coastal Plain.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy
Mature audiences are required for this lesson on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of public policies in different countries.
10th - 12th Health 14 Views 11 Downloads
Geography/Current Events Project
Fourth graders review the five themes of geography as a class. Using the Balkan region, they identify the physical and human characteristics and label the countries and landforms on a map. They answer geographical questions and analyze information.
4th Social Studies & History 7 Views 28 Downloads
Concept Attainment Lesson: Metaphors
Discuss literary devices and the use of critical-thinking skills to analyze and identify elements of poetry. Learners read and analyze the poem "Time" by Valerie Bloom in order to explore different literary devices, such as similes. This is a quick and easy way to help your class better understand these concepts.
6th Language Arts 10 Views 76 Downloads
Learners discover competition and trickery by participating in a class game. They participate in a role-playing game called "Survivor" in which students utilize critical thinking skills to identify who is the "Bad Guy." Students win the game by being the last person in.
1st - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 86 Downloads
Pick a Pet
Students design informational materials to educate people on the importance of matching a new pet to the family's lifestyle and living arrangements. Students use critical thinking skills to make a decision on the appropriate choice for a family pet.
K - 1st Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
The Water Cycle: States of Water
Elementary schoolers explore states of matter by concentrating on the ways in which water moves between its solid, liquid, and gaseous states in a variety of Earth environments. Learners interpret these movements through dance. The combination of movement and Earth science is most-unique!
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 39 Downloads
Firefighting and Community in Colonial America
Students view two unknown historical objects and try to identify their function by looking at and asking questions of their appearance and function. They use critical thinking skills to view a number of images and objects. They make educated assumptions about urban planning, community, and home construction in colonial Boston.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Pupils, working in a team or group, utilize critical thinking skills to formulate a hypothesis on the end results of their experiment. They interact with and experiment with a deep bowl or wide-mouth jar, water, a wooden block, balance scale, and masking tape.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
In His Footsteps: Former Slave George Gilmore at Montpelier
Young scholars explore the life of former slave George Gilmore. In this US History lesson, students analyze primary source documents and use data from these selections to inform the decision making process. Young scholars demonstrate reasoning skills to explain their response to a controversial situation.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Happiness is A Warm Puppy
Learners investigate dog breeds and write a short story from a dog's perspective. In this dog research and writing lesson plan, students watch the film, "Dog: The Early Years. They apply critical thinking skills to determine which type of dog would be best for them before writing a short story from a dog's perspective.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Celebrating 100 Years of Negro Leagues Baseball
Ninth graders locate original locations of Negro Leagues Baseball teams using latitude and longitude, calculate distances between locations using maps and/or Internet resources, and use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast travel over the past century.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads