All Around Town
Here is a well-developed series of lessons designed for second graders which will lead them to a greater understanding of what makes up a community. Here are some of the essential questions addressed in the instructional activity: Who helps you in your community? What's going on in your town? How does your community affect how you live? Some excellent language arts activities are embedded in the plan, as well as rubrics to use when grading student work.
You, Me and Sexuality
Discuss how media influences teen sexuality by explaining the importance of values learned from family, religion and society. Learners will role play given scenarios and write a reflection after the lesson.
The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression and the novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Partners use the Internet to access photos (“America From the Great Depression to WWII”), interviews (Federal Writers’ Manuscript Project), and almanacs to gain an understanding of this period and to provide a background for their reading of Taylor’s classic novel. Included are day-to-day plans, a worksheet, quizzes, activities and rubrics.
Energy Efficiency at Home: An Interdisciplinary Module for Energy Education
Learners examine energy efficiency and how they use energy at home. In this energy conservation activity students complete several science activities that give learners a better understanding of energy.
Life Systems- Zoo Central
Students investigate the various aspects associated with living things while also concentrating on their basic needs. They explore the aspects of movement and growth in plants and animals. This is done through research and other different activities.
Effects of the Sun on Our Planet (Grades 9-12)
Students examine the Earth's magnetosphere and observe the effects of the sun's energy on it. They discover the difference between true north and magnetic north. They also explore how solar cells convert solar energy to electricity.
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Germs: Learning Not to Share
Students have cinnamon sprinkled onto their hands and walk around the room touching objects within their reach. Students observe all of the objects containing cinnamon fingerprints to visualize where and how germs are spread.
Fluid Thinking About Liquids and Solids
Second graders examine the physical characteristics of the different states of matter. For this chemistry lesson, 2nd graders observe how matter changes from one phase to another. They classify substances according to its type of matter.
Ancient Greece: Athens as a City State
Sixth graders find Greece on the map and recognize how the geography of Greece was important in its development. In this ancient Greece instructional activity, 6th graders research Greece and compare to the civilization of ancient Egypt. Students answer critical thinking questions about Greece. Students define democracy and relate to ancient Greece.
The Rise of the City States in Greece
Sixth graders examine Ancient Greece and its development of democracy. In this Greek History lesson, 6th graders explore the rise of city-states in Greece and its overall effect on the development of democracy. The class continues with an in depth discussion on what their original idea of democracy was, and how it has changed.