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Twelfth graders consider the dependence of the United States on foreign oil. In this global issues lesson plan, 12th graders conduct research to analyze United States dependency on foreign oil. Students use their findings to design spreadsheets and compose essays pertaining to the topic.
ELLs are introduced to the experiences of Filipino immigrants to the United States. As a class, they discuss the various waves of immigration to the United States and state the reasons why they would leave the Philippines. They compare timelines of Filipino and Puerto Rican immigration and consider two case studies of Filipino immigrants. To end the instructional activity, they research their own family's immigration story. Some materials are missing in this resource, so it will needed to be supplemented.
Sixth graders research one of the 50 United States using the Internet and print resources. They design a travel brochure that highlights one of the states geography, official state information and travel destinations. They combine the individual slide presentation into one large presentation.
Students participate in a variety of state-related activities. They read various books about the fifty states, create a travel brochure about a selected state, conduct research on famous people from their own state, and create a collage about different climates and areas of the U.S.
Learners explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson, students examine the latitude and longitude, landforms, physical regions, natural resources, and climate of the United States. Learners create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the lesson that are compiled in a portfolio.
Learners create a personal journal where they pretend they are trying to get people back to their own time who have traveled to present day through a portal, and use geographic information from Second Life to do so. In this geography lesson plan, students explore Second Life and different regional maps of the United States.
Students research sights to visit in the United States. They discuss the 50 State Quarters Program and locate states on a classroom map. They select a state and research in the library. They create a group presentation and present to the class. They complete a 3-2-1 summary of each group and
Students discover United States geography by completing a graph. In this agriculture instructional activity, students read assigned text regarding the food production of individual states in the country and their economic impact. Students complete a graph which displays the top five commodities in the U.S. and answer study questions based on agriculture.