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People and Whales: A History
Whales and people have had a long and sordid history. To understand the impact that biological populations have had on each other, learners conduct research on specific topics related to the whale industry. They use their findings to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Solar Energy and Diversifying Energy Resources
As pupils progress through this lesson, it will dawn on them that the sun is an amazing source of renewable energy. They examine a case study of a place where it wasn't welcomed, and then conduct research to decide their own positions on...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Kindness Counts: Understanding Charitable Giving
Financial literacy is generally focused on personal spending and saving, but consider an opportunity to talk to your pupils about how charitable giving can also factor into money management and how it can enhance life for both oneself...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Roman Holiday in Google Earth
Students plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills lesson, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Students also set up blogs to share their progress through...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
Two Truths and a Lie: Internet Research Skills
It's tough for high schoolers to assess what is a credible resource and what is not. Here, class members research a particular topic and record two facts and create one lie while documenting the sources. They then exchange these lists of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Everyday People, Everyday Things
Who are the great artists of the past? Middle and high schoolers conduct research on an artist, living or deceased, and write a brief essay summarizing their life and work. The reproducibles mentioned in the summary and materials section...
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Things Fall Apart: Research, Writing & Presentation Project
A great resource for your unit on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Small groups conduct research about related topics (list included), write papers, present PowerPoint slide shows, and take a student-created test. Fill in a few gaps to...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Application of the Principles of the Constitution
If you want to challenge your US government class, this assignment requires them to identify a contemporary issue or event that reflects the four main principles of the Constitution (federalism, separation of powers, protection of...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
History Through the Spyglass: Developing Research Skills for Social Studies
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror,...
8th English Language Arts
Researching to Deepen Understanding: Research Framework (Grade 7)
Your class may have access to all the knowledge in the world, but how can they navigate through it to develop a concise research project? A five-part unit guides seventh graders through the research process, prompting them to initiate...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 12
New ReviewNinth graders synthesize their inquiry paths, research process, and claim formulation with a writing assessment at the end of the unit. Using the tools and elements in their completed research portfolios, learners write a...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 2, Lesson 5
New ReviewOnce you find and evaluate your sources, it's time to discern the most useful information. Practice annotation and taking notes in a research lesson based on questions derived from Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation.
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Good introductory paragraphs hook the reader’s attention, explain the purpose of the paper, express the writer’s opinion about the topic, and indicate the main arguments that the writer will use to support the opinion. Follow the script...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Successful Project
Guide your learners step by step through the process of designing an original, independent student project. This resource includes a wealth of worksheets and materials, including student project checklists, timelines, primary and...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable