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Here is a wonderful set of ideas for you to consider when setting up your math curriculum for your Pre-K classroom. The ideas focus on the development of math centers that will foster exploration and mastery of sorting, classification, patterning, and performing simple measurements. There are some terrific, state-of-the-art ideas for you in the year-long lesson plan.
A teacher's guide for a seminar held at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes a full description of several Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, artists, and connecting literary works. Excerpts from authors and poets can help you make the connection between art and literature for your class.
A very interesting presentation on the Underground Railroad used by slaves who were seeking freedom. Learners consider photographs of safe houses, devices used to hide from capture, maps of routes used, and pictures of white people who were sympathetic to their cause. One nice component is the discussion questions that accompany each slide. Very nice!
Are you dependable? An independent thinker? Do you work well with others? Prepare your pupils for the summer job quest with a richly detailed worksheet that not only leads them through the process of creating a resume, but also explains the importance of each step. The provided checklists offer suggestions for personal attributes, transferable skills, and relevant activities. Resume samples are included as well. A great resource for a career unit.
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally. Four short activities, a worksheet, and a complete list of career clusters are included.
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history instructional activity. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care to evaluate the speaker's argument. Then they compose essays of their own regarding social change.
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
Can a palace door be art? Can it facilitate an understanding of people and places? It certainly can! Using a palace facade as a lesson catalyst, kids will discuss geometric patterns, the kingdom of Swat, and geopolitical themes. They research the kingdom and prepare a presentation of the past and present geopolitical status of Swat.
Ask your learners to complete activities related to Oklahoma's agriculture, berries in particular. The instructional activity is cross-curricular and has class members investigate an article about berries, write an acrostic poem, and discuss new vocabulary. They also complete related math, social studies, and science activities. Since much of the focus is on Oklahoma, you might need to tinker with the lessons to make them more relevant to your location.
In this linear programming activity, learners solve and complete 6 different word problems related to programming. First, they define the variables in each problem and write a system of inequalities. Then, students graph the inequalities and write the profit function. Finally, they find the best solution for each function.
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
Using "mystery bathymetry" shoeboxes, young explorers simulate sonar action to map out the topography of an un-viewable landscape. This classic activity helps physical oceanography learners understand how sonar works. It would be enriching to use when you are teaching the geologic features of the ocean floor to your earth science classes.
Students discover the types of batteries and their uses. They experience static electricity by rubbing glass jars and using it to raise their hair. After discussing the importance of recycling batteries and using ones that are rechargeable, they build homemade wet cells based on the Voltaic cell.
Students explore the concept of fractions, decimals, and percents. In this fractions, decimals, and percents instructional activity, students determine the fractional pieces of quilts. Students determine the fraction, decimal, and percent, that a particular color in a quilt represents in relation to the entire quilt.