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Falling into Shapes

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Children with special needs participate in several activities to reinforce shape and color recognition. They sign the word leaf, sing a song about leaves, and bounce leaves around on a parachute. They then help the instructor name...
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Special Olympics

SO…What’s the Challenge?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their...
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It's All About Balance! Parallel Structure

For Teachers 9th Standards
I came, I saw, I conquered! Parallel structure, employed by writers even before Julius Caesar, is the focus of a lesson that teaches young writers the power of this rhetorical device. Class members analyze speeches by Dr. Martin Luther...
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30 Seconds

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Thirty seconds are all scholars have to develop an engaging commercial to showcase their talents and experience within a specific occupation. Pairs work collaboratively to keep each other on time to deliver information speedily and ask...
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Nervous System

For Teachers 5th Standards
Get to know the body's central nervous system through an engaging game of nervous system telephone. But this isn't your average game of telephone. Here, pupils must find a way to communicate a message to the brain without speaking....
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Christmas Wreath

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners create Christmas wreaths using Christmas material or fabric and coat hangers in this holiday lesson for the elementary classroom. Modifications would need to be made to accommodate older or more advanced students. Emphasis is...
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Design a Butterfly

For Teachers K
Students access prior knowledge of butterflies.  In this butterfly lesson, students create butterflies and compare and contrast their butterflies. Students describe the various body parts.
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Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students participate in a lab that demonstrate one example of how the human body maintains homeostasis. Students collect data from themselves and observe how their own bodies react to exercise.
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The Negotiations of Interviewing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sometimes the interview process includes negotiating for what you want. Here's an activity that guides job seekers to achieve The Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA). Participants take on the role of job seekers and...
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A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
If your upper elementary or middle school marine biology learners are going to visit an aquarium, then here is a field trip activity guide for you. It is written specifically for The Maritime Aquarium, but the idea can be adapted to any...
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And the Survey Says...

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Create a survey and graph! In this graphing lesson, students listen to a story about pets, create a survey for family and friends about what pets they own, and use the information to create a bar and line graph.
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students demonstrate the concept of friendship. For this character education lesson, students read the book Best Friends and discuss what friendship means. Students create a picture book about their likes and dislikes.
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Egyptian Civilization

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore facets of ancient Egyptian life. For this lesson on ancient civilizations, 5th graders find the location of ancient Egyptian nations on a world map and describe the climate and features. They explain how post...
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Now You're Speaking My Language; Deciphering the Symbols of Early Civilizations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore early attempts at written language. In this early civilizations lesson plan, students investigate first attempts at written communication. Among the civilizations covered are Mayan, Greek, and Egyptian.
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Reading Quilt/Main Idea

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study main events in a story. In this reading comprehension lesson plan, 6th graders illustrate each event on a piece of paper with a quotation from the book and a summary of the event to represent the caption of the...

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