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In what year was the Declaration of Independence signed? When did Thomas Edison successfully test the first light bulb? After your young historians quiz themselves on questions like these, they will have the opportunity to learn more about important details surrounding these major historical events and add a new book to their app's digital library!
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington Carver Test
This is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the life and ideas of George Washington Carver. It includes 20 questions on topics covering information about his birth and education, major career moves, teaching principles, ethics, etc.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Basic Electric Transformers
Life as we know it would not be possible without electric transformers, so there are fewer more pertinent topics for your eager young engineers. An astounding amount of background information is provided to help you develop a lecture on how transformers work, and also the instructions for building transformers in class are provided.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 15 Downloads
Battery Lesson Plan
Not really just a lesson plan, but a series of activities, reading handouts, and teacher's guidelines for conducting a class mini unit on the battery. Physical scientists focus on the history of the cell battery, experiment with battery-powered circuits, and examine the benefits of using rechargeable versions such as the nickel-cadmium cell.
5th - 12th Science 39 Views 20 Downloads
The Second Industrial Revolution: Inventions and Innovations that Changed the World
Flashback to the time just before the turn of the century. The industrial revolution was in full swing, but why? Investigate key innovations and inventions that made it all possible. Covered are things like, steel, steam, oil, railroads, cars, communication, and airplanes.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 102 Views 141 Downloads
Waking Dreams: A Teacher's Guide
A teacher's guide for a seminar held at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes a full description of several Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, artists, and connecting literary works. Excerpts from authors and poets can help you make the connection between art and literature for your class.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 22 Views 70 Downloads
Industrial Growth (1865 - 1914)
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of railroads, oil booms, stock markets, and labor strikes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 71 Downloads
Experiment with electric circuits and conductivity. Young scientists will model and discuss how an electric circuit works. First they will draw a model of the flow of electrons and then build an actual circuit. Finally, they will explain the circuit path and test the conductivity of a variety of materials.
3rd - 8th Science 93 Views 436 Downloads
Can You Hear Me Now?
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine sound waves and then create their own waves. They describe both types of waves and use websites to investigate how sound can be altered. This 14-page plan is chock full of fantastic in-class activities, worksheets, websites, streamed video, and a final test for understanding.
5th - 8th Science 71 Views 201 Downloads
This Little Light of Mine
Elementary schoolers discover how electricity travels and create an electron flow through a closed circuit. They work together to make a closed circuit and observe the electricity being made. This outstanding lesson plan is well worth the four one-hour sessions needed to implement it.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 37 Downloads
Walter Reed's Yellow Fever Studies
Middle schoolers and high schoolers examine the ethics of using human test subjects in scientific research. They do a simulation which focuses on yellow fever and how human subjects were used to develop a treatment/cure for the disease after the Spanish American War.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 64 Downloads
Jews in America at the Time of Growth and Change: Forging New Frontiers
Tenth graders examine the role of Jewish Americans in the 1900s. They examing the changes in industry and inventions. They also identify how Jewish Americans changed society and religious organization.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Progressive Era: The American Nation
The progressives had a lot of forward thinking social ideas that helped make America a more equitable place to live. Politics, civil and human rights, economic and tax ratifications, and the constitutional amendments that made their ideas stick are all covered.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 21 Views 53 Downloads
Media and Me Journal
Expose and introduce you young scholars to the importance of journaling with the ideas and plans in this resource. The documents have thought through strategies on how to introduce journaling. Although a part of The Turn off the TV Challenge, the prompts available are well suited for student reflection on how much they use or are exposed to multimedia devices or electronic media.
7th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads
New Review Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt's award-winning fantasy novel is the core text for a 49-page teacher's guide packed with writing and research ideas, activities, projects, as well as cross-curriculum connections. The resource would make a valuable addition to your curriculum library.
5th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 12 Downloads