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Symmetry with Shapes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students analyze a symmetrical stamp design with an equal balance of light and dark to create a pattern in succession. In this shape design lesson, students review concepts of sign, symbol and language across cultures. Students analyze...
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The Meaning of Rock Art

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine the significance of rock art. They discuss and view examples of historical rock art, and create a design on a rock that tells a story using African and American symbols.
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Stepping Into Careers

For Teachers 1st - 4th
For this career lesson, students take a look at the qualities a person must possess in order to be considered a "cooperative person." Students make a record of daily activities showing responsibility at school and home for a one week...
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A Monument Please, For the Big Cheese

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students research a President from the United States. In this United States history lesson, students read about their selected President and record interesting facts. Students design a monument for the President they researched.
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Build Listening Skills With Asian Folktales

For Teachers K - 8th
Students read five folktales. After each folktale is read students use a map to find the location of the country of the tale's origin. Next, students answer comprehension questions related to each folktale.
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Children's Books Teach Diversity, Respect

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars compare aspects of children's books that teach diversity and respect. They examine universal values such as courage and bravery, respect and apathy. They create a final project based on their ability to recognize the...
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Civil War Recipes

For Teachers K - 12th
Students make foods that would have been staples during the Civil War era and may have been eaten by a soldiers. They follow a recipe to make hardtack and are exposed to other recipes at the included websites.
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Earth at Night

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners examine the Earth at night. For this geography lesson, students identify the continents at night using various Internet Web sites. This lesson may be adapted for use with middle school and high school learners.
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Global Economy: A Simple Activity

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore the global economy. In this economics lesson, students examine clothing labels in search of the countries the clothing was made in. Students consider the implications of a global economy.
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Halloween Alternatives from UNICEF

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in a service learning project that benefits UNICEF. They reflect on the project once it is completed. They also read information on the organization itself.
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Hang a Flag Mural

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create a mural that expresses their feelings and patriotism to honor the memory of those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. They explore creative ideas to express their feelings on this subject through art or writing.
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State Map of Utah

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this social studies worksheet, students examine a state map of Utah and answer 7 questions, using the map as a reference. The map includes freeways and bodies of water. There is no compass rose.
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Surname Survey

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use data from the U.S. Census Bureau to determine whether last names in a local phone directory reflect the Census Bureau's list of the most common surnames in the country. In this surnames lesson plan, students use the Internet...
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Welcome to My Community!

For Teachers K - 2nd
A "Welcome to Our Community" brochure culminates research into the people and places of interest in your community. Class members work alone or in pairs to gather information, illustrate, and write about various topics. Materials are...
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Survivor In The Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students engage in a instructional activity which adapts the idea behind Survivor to an outside-of-class project. How many students would survive? students take responsibility for meeting deadlines while strengthening their writing and...
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Texas Kid Writes Book About Presidents

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Arranged into small groups, learners read a paragraph of the news story "Texas Kid Writes Book About Presidents." As one reads, others mark the text (underlining important information and writing notes in the margin of the story). After...