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Students forecast future population growth of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, students explain the factors that influence population density on the U.S. Virgin Islands, including geography and economic activity.
Middle schoolers explore the concepts of endangered animals and conservation. In this animal conservation lesson, students complete activities to investigate the endangered animals of the US Virgin Islands. Middle schoolers complete multiple worksheets and a brochure activity.
Learners complete research activities to learn about a census and its connection to community decision making. In this census study lesson, students define government and responsibility. Learners discuss the terms and generate two lists for the responsibilities of the government and individuals. Students discuss the census of 2010 for the US Virgin Islands. Learners perform a play to further study the census and then complete a worksheet.
Third graders examine coins to become familiar with architectural structures.  In this past meets present lesson, 3rd graders research and complete worksheets on Guam.  Students combine their group research into pieces of the pie poster.
Students become familiar with the effects of weather on humans.  In this weather pattern lesson plan, students identify weather patterns and how people can prepare for them.  Students complete a weather research sheet.
Students visualize census data on a map and use a map key to read a population map. In this census lesson, students use a map of the Virgin Islands and corresponding worksheets to gain an understanding of population density.
Students follow directions on a worksheet to follow directions on a map of the United States and Territories of the United States. For this directions worksheet, students use a compass rose and learn the directions.
Students learn more about the census. In this mapping sub-districts lesson plan, students visualize census data on a map, use a map key to read a population map, and better understand the concept of population density.
Eighth graders explore how to use the time zones in the United States and internationally. They use elapsed time to solve problems. Students calculate the time in various places in the United States. They discuss the 6 time zones in the United States.
In this state postal code worksheet, students respond to 45 fill in the blank questions that require them to use the listed state postal codes as answers.
Students explore the U. S. Census. In this U. S. Census lesson plan, students explain who is counted in the census and recognize the connection between census information and community decision-making as they participate in reader's theater.
Students examine experiences had by representatives on the first day of Congress. They role-play the role of one of the members of Congress and they participate in opening day events. They complete worksheets to finish the lesson.
Fifth graders explore sea turtles and the issues relating to them as endangered species. They research sea turtles on the Internet and find reasons why the turtles are endangered. They identify potential issues to be considered when preserving sea turtles and present their arguments to the class.
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or middle schoolers are transformed into mechanical engineers as they design and build solar powered cars. If you live in an area that doesn't get much sun, it may be best to do this activity when you have the best chance of clear skies so the cars can be tested outside. Cover multiple Next Generation Science Standards, as well as Common Core literacy standards in a fun and exciting way.
Mt. Rushmore wasn't built in a day, but how long will it stick around? How quickly is it eroding and what causes the fastest weathering? Explore these questions and more in a fun, interactive lesson about the earth's natural processes of weathering and erosion. 
Engineers face a variety of challenges to solve; help your future engineers practice designing a solution to a simple, yet common issue: shipping items without damage. Teams will work together to design and test a shipping system for a single potato chip; success will be based upon how many pieces the chip is in once it has been through the postal system and returned to the school - the fewer breaks, the higher the score. 
In the third and final activity in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding, as well as other effects of climate change, then they propose an action plan to address the issues at the school level. 
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the effects of a warming planet on a more comprehensible scale.
The Bard, Mikki Giovanni, Mos Def? “Sonnet 18,” Ego Tripping,” and “Black on Both Sides”? Sure! It’s the poetics. Class members compare the lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme in classic poetry to hip-hop in a richly detailed resource that includes audio and video features. To conclude the lesson, participants craft and perform their own poems. Be sure to preview all materials to ensure the appropriateness for your classroom and community.
Volcanoes are one of Earth's most destructive forces, but they also have positive effects. In an engaging lesson, young vulcanologists create an active model of a volcano, perform an experiment, read articles about the effects of eruptions, and complete a graphic organizer about cause and effect. As an extension, learners can also write a cause-and-effect paragraph. Additionally, resources are included for Spanish speaking learners. Some of the grammar in the readings is incorrect, but they are Word documents, so you can correct them if desired.

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