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Describing Vocabulary for Cinema, Movies, and StarsLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students name their favorite actors and actresses, and then use adjectives to describe them. They go through a list of actors and actresses and discuss the adjectives they used to decribe them. As an extension, they can write about a film.
Survival of the Fittest - Variations in the Clam Species Clamys sweetusLesson Planet
9th - 12th
It's not often that you come across a clever laboratory activity that is both imaginative and comprehensive! Using M&M's and Reese's peanut butter candies to represent two different clam species, young biologists test for "relative...
All the Globe’s a Stage: Shakespeare’s TheatreLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
“All the world’s a stage,” exclaims Jaques in As You Like It, but it is the structure of the Globe stage and how that structure influenced Shakespeare’s plays that is the focus of an on-line research project. Class members visit a series...
A Collapsing City SkylineLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Have your high schoolers learn about the modern history of Myanmar by close-reading an article about the city and people of the city Yangon. As they'll learn, the country is going through some dramatic transitions. After reading the...
A Look at Exclusion Through ImprovisationLesson Planet
7th - 9th
Building a realistic understanding of the trials Jews suffered during WWII isn't always easy. This plan employs student constructed dramatic freeze frame scenes to help build a deeper understanding of Jewish Ghettos, concentration camps,...
Conjunctions WorksheetLesson Planet
1st - 3rd CCSS: Designed
Help your early elementary learners write complex or compound sentences using conjunctions. They use the listed conjunctions to combine five different sentences. They then use the space provided to compose a complex sentence of their own.
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of MotionLesson Planet
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
Verb + Gerund Verb + Preposition + GerundLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Does that sound right to you? Writing sentences can be tricky if you do not know what tense of the verb to use. Using gerunds help the sentence flow and make it easier to read, and really who doesn't love adding -ing to words?
Slowing Down Time (in Writing & Film)Lesson Planet
6 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do you slowmo a story? The narrator of a short video models how to slow down the pace of a narrative by using concepts drawn from slow motion filming. Just as slow motion in a film is achieved by speeding up the process so that more...
Winogradsky Columns: Microbial Ecology in the ClassroomLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Winogradsky columns are ideal for observing the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in an ecosystem. This student activity guide is complete with data tables for observations and analysis questions for processing what was observed....
Glory (1989) - Should it be Shown in Class?Lesson Planet
7 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a fantastic activity that prompts learners to think like educators and consider the value of a historically based film beyond just the accuracy of information. Your young historians will work in groups to do a close reading and...
Vocabulary Unit 5.3: People and Skills, AdjectivesLesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Find out who works in various careers with a vocabulary activity, which features matching activities and a crossword puzzle. Learners use word banks to figure out which skills belong to which career, and then fill in the blanks with...
The Lumière BrothersLesson Planet
10 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Light up your film history instruction with an examination of the contributions of the Lumière brothers. Their cinématograph, as well as the devices of other inventors, are the focus of the third episode from a playlist on film history.