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Students examine an author's philosophical look at life through anecdotes he describes as a teacher in Uzbekistan. In this Uzbekistan lesson, students analyze a literary passage in order to identify, then practice using, similes, allegory, and other types of symbolism in writing. Studetns describe the climate and cultural aspects of life in Uzbekistan.
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature. This is one of the most thoroughly thought-through, one-period lesson plans I've ever come across!
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
Nouns, Modifiers, Pronouns, and Linking Verbs are the focus of this very thorough, 77-slide presentation. There are dozens of examples for students to consider as the PowerPoint progresses. Excellent photographs and a strong interactive component are present. Most impressive!
Learners analyze the rise of Islamist terrorism. In this terrorism lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the growth of Al Quaeda and other terror groups. Learners respond to discussion questions pertaining to the lecture and discuss foreign policy options.
Students examine the international conflicts that might have caused the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In groups, they research the similarities and differences between the three major religions and how they connect to 9/11. To end the lesson, they review public opinion surveys on the attacks and compare this attack to others in history.