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Students locate Africa and share their knowledge of the continent, then read a news article about Oprah Winfrey building a school in South Africa. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Remind your writers that not everything needs to be capitalized. Quotations should only be used for dialogue, titles of short works, and some phrases that are being emphasized. The presentation also covers some punctuation. The last two slides give sentences to practice.
Slide right, slide left, knee, step, run, run, rolling, pivot, turn, shake those shoulders! These moves make up the 32-count dance to the tune of "Proud Mary" as performed by the cast from the TV show "Glee". Use the video to learn the steps before you teach it or use the video to do the teaching for you. It starts out slow with the music and then picks up the pace. Get those dancers moving!
Upper graders explore pop culture and pop music as a forum for female role models. They explore women who have currently contributed to our pop world and why they could be considered role models. They each interview a woman in their lives, asking questions about their female role model. Responses are then shared with the class.
Students analyze a variety of literary styles focusing on poetry and prose. In this made for television lesson, students view video news clips shown during the Vietnam War to discuss how the media affects society's perception of war. Student select an event that occurred during war to research and role-play as a war correspondent.
Students examine the messages given to others based on their clothing. In groups, they compare and contrast the clothes of today with those from the 1980s. While being shown a picture of a piece of clothing, they practice object analysis and individually create one piece of clothing to share with the class.