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Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly watered-down, version of these terms and scientific principles.
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Olympic Movement and Robotic Design
Here is a high-interest topic to inspire your engineering class: robots that can learn. These particular machines imitate the motion of athletes headed for the Olympic Winter Games. Hear from a professor of dynamics, systems, and control about what he and his colleagues have designed using mathematical algorithms and technology.
5 mins 7th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
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.
9th - 12th Science
You're not going to find lesson plans any better than those that are produced by The Washington Post. This one is all about insects, and it's a fabulous lesson! It's packed with terrific teaching ideas, student worksheets, website links, extension activities, and a wealth of information about the world of insects for your learners to absorb.
7th - 10th Science
The Protestant Reformation (1450 - 1565)
The Protestant Reformation didn't just happen, it happened for a reason. Discover the causes and effects of this world-altering event. Slides are rich with bulleted text and images. Each is easy to follow and will provide great lecture notes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Understanding the Stock Market
Stock market vocabulary 101! You'll find all the terms you'll ever need to teach or prepare your class for learning about the stock market. The slide show is split into four sections: indicators for investors, buying and selling stocks, stock market terminology, and investing in common stocks.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Transforming Everyday Objects
Students consider criteria for art and explore three works of art that challenge their definitions. In this art analysis lesson plan, students consider their definitions of art and how Dada and Surrealist artists challenged the conventions.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Sign of Their Times
Students identify the social climate that created the terms Degenerative Art and Fascist Aesthetic. They also identify how and why certain artists' artwork fell into these categories. Students recognize and discuss the Expressionist styles and techniques of Kokoschka and his contemporaries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Text Messages
Can a neon sign be considered art? Kids consider two different works that use neon text as the basis for conveying artistic social messages. They then analyze a truism from Jenny Holzer's web site that holds meaning to them personally. There are three excellent research extension ideas related to the topic of art as social activism.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion, then write a paper on what they've learned in class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Buying and Selling Stocks
Introduce kids to the exciting world of buying and selling stocks. They'll learn about the different types of stock orders, stock exchanges, and stock brokers. Slides are well-organized and provide basic information on the topic. Tip: Have the class role-play as if their buyers and sellers at the New York Stock Exchange.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
You Call That Art? - Activity 1
Learners formulate a definition of art in the introductory lesson for a unit on various art forms. The learning emphasis is placed on Oregonian artist Duff Severe and reflective writing. Learners compose an essay describing various art forms and mediums.
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Chapter 9: Language Processing: Humans and Computers
Designed to accompany An Introduction to Language by Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams, this powerpoint addresses a number of language, technological, and sociological topics. The slides could be helpful in either a computer class or in a language/linguistics class.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Visual Art and Art History
Line shape, color, value, form, texture, space. Students of art history are introduced to the elements of art in a 64-slide PowerPoint that illustrates how these elements combine in visual art. Other essentials, like principles of design, balance, contrast, emphasis movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity, are also included in the content-rich presentation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Reformation Lesson: Worship and Belief
Students explore the characteristics of different religions and religious beliefs. In this World History lesson plan, students research the history of the Reformed, Catholics and Lutherans, then complete several activities to reinforce their findings and knowledge.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Ceramic Draped Slab Masks
Young scholars will compare and contrast various forms of artistic expression associated with specific groups of people, geographic regions, or time periods. Investigate processes and beliefs used by various cultures and institutions, past and present, to create works of art -- Describe how artists use materials, tools, images, and ideas to create works of art.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts