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Sexual Education Assessment Tool: Special Education
9th - 12th
The FLASH program in Seattle has put together a set of questions for special education classes covering sexual education. Some of the topics include appropriate, inappropriate, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene, reproduction, and sexually...
America in Space: German Voices from Huntsville, Alabama
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Project Paperclip, the Redstone Arsenal, and the Huntsville Space Center are all featured in a resource that investigates the contributions of Dr. Werner von Brawn and other German scientists to the US space program. Working individually...
Teaching Grocery Shopping Using Computer Based Instruction
9th - 12th
Who doesn't need to buy groceries now and then? Prepare your special needs class for an upcoming trip to the grocery store. They practice matching the words on the shopping list to images of each item. They then use their list to locate...
Understanding What Reading Is All About: Teaching Materials for Adult Basic Education Learners
10th - Higher Ed
Adult special education learners focus on literacy across 13 detailed lessons. They utilize real-life text interactions to learn about components of reading, word analysis, sight words, fluency, vocabulary, and spelling. There is also a...
Biomanufacturing: An Inquiry Lesson in Growing Cells
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Biomanufacturing and genetic engineering are very common practices around the world, but what exactly does it entail? Young geneticists find out through a series of labs, a discussion, and an in-class presentation to report their...
Propaganda Posters of World War I: Analyzing the Methods Behind the Images
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The power of a picture. During the events surrounding World War I, propaganda posters were widely distributed in American society to sway the emotions of its citizens. By analyzing World War I propaganda posters in the first installment...
Skills Needed For Good Work Habits: Following Directions
7th - Higher Ed
Following directions are a key skill set for building good work habits. Intended for a special education class, this activity allows learners to practice following directions as a good work habit. They help make a simple recipe first by...
The Future of the Social Security System: Will it Accommodate Future Generations of Americans?
11th - 12th
Students investigate the future of the U.S. Social Security program. They conduct research, write journal entries, meet and interview a State representative, create a web page with links, and develop a solution for the Social Security...
What Objects Sink and What Objects Float: Special Ed
Pre-K - 3rd
Intended for use with children having severe and profound special educational needs, this resource brings practical science to life. In order to understand what objects float and what object sink, learners will predict and test their...
Big Cities and Big Problems: Industrialization and Westward Expansion in America
Seventh graders explore life in America from 1877 to the present. In this American history lesson, 7th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine governmental control of urban development. Links are provided to Library...
Global Warming and Hurricanes: Is an Increase in the Number of Stronger Hurricanes an Indicator of Global Warming
Ninth graders investigate whether stronger hurricanes are signs of global warming. In this environmental science lesson, 9th graders research both sides of the issue about global warming. They debate for or against this issue in class.
The Greenhouse Effect and Me: How Do We Affect Each Other?
Ninth graders create a model of greenhouse effect in the lab. In this integrated science lesson plan, 9th graders investigate the different variables affecting this condition. They research about global warming and prepare a PowerPoint...
What Objects Sink and What Objects Float Science Lesson Plan
1st - 2nd
Get your special ed students exploring science. They conduct an experiment to determine why certain objects sink and why certain objects float. This lesson is intended for 1st/2nd graders with sever to profound cognitive disabilities.
A Lesson in Biodiversity: Making Comparisons Between Defensive Mechanisms Utilized by Marine Organisms
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...
Multicultural Science Education: Myths, Legends, and Moon Phases
4th - 5th
Students listen to a Native American moon myth before observing a teacher demonstration showing the phases of the moon and they follow along with a styrofoam ball. They write an original moon myth. They work through the phases of the...
A Vacation Expedition: Universal Design and Differentiated Instruction Lesson
3rd - 5th
Students plan a vacation to either a mountain, deep-sea location, rainforest or to the moon. In this vacation planning lesson, students research information about the location of their choice. They watch video clips on the SMARTBoard,...
Using High School Students to Teach Biology to Deaf Elementary Students
9th - 10th
Students teach Biology concepts to elementary students, in particular deaf students, by traveling once a month to the elementary classroom with activities / lessons that have been selected and prepared by the older students.
Interdisciplinary Approach to Investigating Popcorn
5th - 8th
Pupils conduct a lab experiment using the scientific method. In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students will test the difference in popping white and yellow corn. Pupils will write their lab report in their science, math, history,...
Microbes & History: Microbial influence on the spread of Civilization
9th - 10th
Students explore how to extract plant fibers from the flax plant Linum usitatissimum in the process of making linen fibers. Doing so spark interest in the importance of microbial action on the spread of human culture and civilization.