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Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2004)
In this Regents High School Comprehensive Examination worksheet, students listen to a passage and answer ten multiple choice questions to check comprehension. Students then complete an essay response in which they write a feature article giving advice on writing successful How-To articles.
8th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Natural Disasters Unit
A 10-week unit plan about natural disasters has some strong structural ideas, and rubrics for several assessments are attached, but the procedural details are sparse. The unit covers volcano, tsunami, earthquake, and cyclone disasters. Culmination is an information report, with poster, oral response, and narrative assignments.
5th - 6th Science 20 Views 36 Downloads
3 Branches of State Government
Fourth graders discuss what they think of when they hear the word government and write their suggestions on the board. They discuss what the state government is and what it does. They then discover the three separate branches of government and their responsibilities.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 36 Downloads
The Climate Impacts of Industrial Agriculture
Students identify the basic ways that agribusiness contributes to climate change. In this agribusiness instructional activity, students explore the five primary ways in which industrial agribusiness destroys the climate. Students participate in a workshop to explore who is responsible and who is impacted by industrial agribusiness and engage in identifying the “power holders” and practical actions that can challenge them.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Participating in the Jury System
Students are taught about the civic responsibility of jury duty by conducting an interview. They write an essay explaining why participation in the jury systems is important. Students name some of the rights and freedoms afforded to citizens of the United States.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Juvenile Justice in Missouri
Students are introduced to the juvenile justice system in Missouri. Using the internet, they familiarize themselves with the law and identify their rights and responsibilities as juveniles. They review the certification and sentencing proceedings to end the lesson.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Social Studies: The Declaration of Conscience
Students examine Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of Conscience and discuss its impact on Maine politics. After reading it, they discuss their opinions and write short responses about them. As a follow-up activity, students write their own declarations of conscience aligned with current events.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Which Shall We Pick?
Students culminate a unit on community organizations by making presentations. In this presentations lesson, students provide a pre-assessment of their presentation about community organizations, make the presentations, and vote on which one should be given financial support.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 2 Downloads
Members of Congress Who Have Made a Significant Contribution
Students examine laws that have benefited the nation in a variety of ways. The congressperson in the legislative branch of the government primarily responsible for the passage of the law and the current representatives are sought in this lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Viewing "Cane Toads" To Learn About Aperture in Documentary Film
Students view the documentary film Cane Toads: An Unnatural History and use a worksheet to record their emotional responses throughout the film. They participate in a discussion about the use of aperture in documentaries.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 8 Downloads
Elect Me! Creating a Campaign Platform and Advertisement
Young scholars simulate political campaigns. In this civics lesson, students explore the responsibilities of Congressional members and then select the office they would like to run for. Young scholars examine propaganda techniques and include them in their own campaign commercials.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
A Burning Desire: A Focus Group Turns Its Attention To Old Glory
Students explore the issue of a Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning. They simulate the role of a Senator's aide, conduct Internet research, write and prepare an oral and a written response based on research,
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Alternative Discussion Formats: A Public Relations Campaign
High schoolers are introduced to the goals of advertising and public relations. As a class, they discuss a historical period and in groups develop their own public relations campaign for the period. They answer questions and share their responses with the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Eleventh graders take a closer look at slavery in Connecticut. In this slavery instructional activity, 11th graders research the contributions of Connecticut residents who spoke out about the issue of slavery. Students take on the personas of the individuals they researched to share information with their classmates and then compose written responses to the instructional activity.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads