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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection asks high schoolers to consider their role in climate change. They study the carbon cycle, the role of greenhouse gases, factors that effect the rates of photosynthesis and respiration, and the services...
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Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, is the focus of a four-video collection hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator discusses biodiversity, evolution, defining intelligence, and other complex topics. As a bonus, she models how to break...
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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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Nature Observations Journal

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A journal template makes observing nature a breeze. Super scientists identify an interesting object in nature, draw it, list its details, and compose a written descriptions of their artwork. 
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How to Start a Poetry Journal

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Practice makes proficient! Using a journal of their choice, authors organize pages, then begin their writing journey of on-going writing practice in which they compose all poetic forms including diamante, limerick, free verse, and more!
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Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
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Keeping a Field Journal

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Recording scientific evidence allows for important discoveries and conclusions. A remote learning resource outlines how to create a field journal to record scientific observations. The outline resource includes notation about the...
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Keeping a Reader's Journal

For Students 3rd - 5th
A reader's journal can help pupils comprehend, connect to, and remember a text. Have them follow the prompts here to write journal entries for any literary text.
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WWII D-Day: a Soldier’s Journal

For Students 5th Standards
The Invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, was one of the most important turning points in World War II. See how the time period felt from the perspective of an American soldier with a reading activity, which focuses on a narrative...
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Seedfolks Q & A Journal

For Students 6th - 8th
Enrich your study of Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman by pairing it with a journal. The journal is made up of questions that correspond with each part of the story. As they read, pupils can respond to the questions. Great for a homework or...
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Journal Response Prompts Self-Selected Reading

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Keep your pupils accountable for independent reading with a reader's journal. Learners can use the 31 prompts listed here to guide their writing.
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Science Journal Writing: Observation, Problem Solving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students consider the value of keeping a science journal. They make a journal and prepare the first entries.
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Writing Emotion Journals

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Learners of all ages—including adults—could use a little help recognizing and regulating their emotions. Over the course of a few days, class members journal their emotional reactions to various events and note whether they recognize any...
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Gratitude Journal

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
If you asked a fifth grader what went wrong in their day, you may get a more thorough answer than if you asked what went well. Help young learners find moments of gratitude throughout the week with a journal template that focuses on...
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Maniac Magee: Double Entry Journals

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Examining perspective is a great way to focus on character development and how it affects the plot of a novel. While reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, kids fill out double entry journals to reflect how Maniac and Mars Bar differ...
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Summer Journal Ideas

For Students 2nd - 12th
Twenty prompts, fifteen starters, and ten situations. What more could you ask for from a list of journal ideas?
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The Jacket: Journal Templates Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore this story involving prejudice and racism to enhance learners' comprehension skills. The story The Jacket by Andrew Clements involves an African American boy who is falsely accused of stealing someone's jacket. This teacher's...
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The Jacket: Journal Templates

For Students 4th - 6th
Ten template pages for a journal activity connected to the race relations novel The Jacket by Andrew Clements are designed to support literature circle/group study of the book. Learners can use the graphic organizers to review what they...
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Making a Field Journal

For Students 6th - 12th
Trowels and brushes are certainly important tools for an archaeologist working on a dig. Perhaps more important, however, is the archaeologist's field journal. Christina Elson, an archaeologist working with the American Museum of Natural...
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Monthly Journal (August and September)

For Teachers K - 6th
Your learners will be eager to delve into the writing process when their journals are adorned with these beautifully designed covers and blank pages.
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Journal Maps

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Inspire your class to look at their environments as if they were seeing them for the first time in order to gain a better understanding of the concept of perspective. After exploring their communities and keeping a journal of major...
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Composition in Journals

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Carlos Fuentes’s The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait and Jaspre Bark’s Journal of Inventions: Leondardo da Vince serve as models for an assignment that asks class members to create a personal journal they will use...
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Study History through Journal Keeping

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
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The Martian Chronicles: Double-Entry Journals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach learners to reflect on their reading with a lesson about double-entry journals. As they read Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, class members note interesting passages from the text on the left side of their page, and jot down...

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