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Students explore the Washington Monument.  In this United States history lesson, students view a "zoom-in" PowerPoint presentation of the Washington Monument. Students predict what the main structure represented in the picture is as more of the monument is revealed. Students discuss the Washington Monument, making personal and world connections when relevant. 
Third graders compare the Sphinx and the Washington Monument. In this ancient Egypt lesson students discuss the contributions of Egypt to the United States and the world. Primary source pictures are used for the comparisons.
In this social studies worksheet, students create a model Washington Monument. Students use a pattern to cut, fold, tuck in the tabs, and tape together to create the model.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read about the Washington Monument and answer five short answer questions about the passage. 
Students collaborate to determine what a public monument is. In this government and United States history lesson, students view the National Mall website of the National Parks Service and describe common features after looking at and reading about the Washington Monument, the Lincoln memorial, and several war memorials. Students complete a data table using information from the website, then write an entry in their journal beginning with "A public monument is ...."
Students research Washington D.C.. In this American history lesson, students go on a virtual field trip to Washington D.C. by using Google Earth, and identify various landmarks such as the White House and Washington Monument.
Learners decide why George Washington was so revered and why a monument was built in his honor. They discover how monument design changes over time.
Sixth graders find the length of shadows. In this Pythagorean Theorem lesson, 6th graders learn the parts of a right triangle and learn the Pythagorean Theorem. Students use the theorem to determine how long the shadow of the Washington Monument is as well as the school flagpole.
In this Washington D.C. from space learning exercise, students use a picture generated by the International Space Station and they find the scale of the image. They determine the actual size of features in the image, they find the distances between points in the image and they find the area covered by the image.
In this review of the Gold Fever DVD worksheet, students observe the DVD and fill in the blanks to complete comprehensive sentences. Students fill in 20 blanks.
What can jump 150 times its own length? Fleas! Assign this reading passage to your class, and they'll not only develop reading skills, but they'll learn about fleas. After reading the excerpt, they answer the questions that follow. All questions are in multiple-choice format. 
Students explore the wonders of the world through inquiry. In this world monuments lesson, students investigate famous landmarks around the world as they conduct and apply research. Students create products that feature their findings and share their impressions regarding monuments and the reasons that cultures build them.
In this test prep worksheet, young scholars read four news stories. The topics include Jupiter, space museums, a gray whale, and the Washington Monument. After reading, students make inferences, recall facts, determine sequences, and draw conclusions about each story. One page is devoted to each story. Answers are multiple choice, and short answer format. There are approximately five answers per page.
Third graders study patriostism. In this US history lesson, 3rd graders view a PowerPoint presentation on patriotic symbols and answer "What am I?" questions.
First graders discuss American symbols. In this American history lesson, 1st graders write what it means to be an American.
Students identify the most appropriate metric prefix to use. They describe the usefulness of a system based on tens. Students compare the metric system to the American system of measurement. They develop a metric flip book to use a reference. Students define the Metric System.
Students describe and illustrate a stereotypical scientist. They work in cooperative groups to research and produce a portfolio of work honoring a randomly chosen nontraditional scientist. Students create a presentation about their scientist and describe the methods to honor him. Additional cross curriculum activities are listed.
learners think of scientists as heroes and heroines by dispelling the stereotypes of persons in scientific careers. They work in cooperative groups to research the life and works of a scientist and (through the use of the library and the World Wide Web) produce a multimedia portfolio of art, poetry, songs, and newspaper articles to honor the accomplishments of nontraditional scientists.
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.

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