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Falling into Shapes
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...
SO…What’s the Challenge?
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...
It's All About Balance! Parallel Structure
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...
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...
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....
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...
Design a Butterfly
Students access prior knowledge of butterflies. In this butterfly activity, students create butterflies and compare and contrast their butterflies. Students describe the various body parts.
Comparing Pulse Rates
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.
A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms
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...
And the Survey Says...
Create a survey and graph! In this graphing lesson plan, 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.
Webquest 7 New Wonders of Nature
Students complete a webquest to learn about the wonders of nature. In this wonders of nature instructional activity, students use the webquest to research the new wonders of nature. Students work in groups with specific roles to complete...
Getting to Know You
Students demonstrate the concept of friendship. In this character education lesson plan, students read the book Best Friends and discuss what friendship means. Students create a picture book about their likes and dislikes.
Fifth graders explore facets of ancient Egyptian life. In 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...
Now You're Speaking My Language; Deciphering the Symbols of Early Civilizations
Students explore early attempts at written language. In this early civilizations lesson, students investigate first attempts at written communication. Among the civilizations covered are Mayan, Greek, and Egyptian.
Reading Quilt/Main Idea
Sixth graders study main events in a story. In this reading comprehension lesson, 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 picture....