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Understanding Dewey

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This fascinating, informative, and engaging presentation is the best description of the Dewey Decimal System I've ever seen! The history behind Mr. Dewey and his system, is laid out. The rest of the slides give a great account of how the...
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Matter Jeopardy

For Teachers 4th - 7th
A nicely-designed Jeopardy-style game on states of matter is here for you. Topics covered include measurments, vocabulary, and chemcial and physical changes. A fine version of this popular style of PowerPoint.
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Creature World - Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a colorful, informative, and engaging presentation on animals who live on all of the world's continents. This PowerPoint provides the teacher the option of adding text to each slide and has a culminating assignment for each of...
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Fractions XI - Adding Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Adding mixed numbers with unlike denominators is a tricky process. This presentations does an excellent job of outlining the steps necessary in great detail. By the time you've worked through this 33-slide PowerPoint with your students,...
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Fractions IV - Equivalent Fractions by Monica Yuskaitis

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Comparing equivalent fractions is one of the most difficult math concepts to teach to youngsters. How can numbers that look so different actually represent the same thing? This presentation takes a lot of the mystery out of equivalent...
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Urban Pesticide Reduction Program

For Teachers 5th - 12th
An impressive presentation on pesticides. Learners are given an amazing amount of information on pesticides: what they are, how and why they are used, and how dangerous they can be if improperly stored or accidentally ingested. For any...
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Hyperbole Lesson Plans: Ideas for the Art of Exaggeration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Hyperbole lesson plans and ideas that make figurative language instruction relevant to students' lives. Discover how to help learners better understand the figurative concept of hyperbole. A fantastic article which includes multiple web...
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How to Implement Project Based Learning to Engage Students

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Can a math teacher employ project-based learning? Learn how one great math teacher uses PBL to design math projects that provide learners with a more challenging and holistic learning experience. A wonderful article, that includes three...
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Goals and Perseverance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Define the word perseverance to have learners understand why it is important in reaching goals. Young scholars research how Martin Luther King needed perseverance to accomplish his goals. They write acrostic poems using the word...
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The Mighty Apostrophe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a well-designed presentation on apostrophes and their many uses. The apostrophe is used in many different ways, and this PowerPoint does a great job of showing how it's used. There is a nice interactive component built in, and...
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The Atom

For Teachers 7th - 9th
If you are beginning a unit of study on atoms, this presentation would be an excellent way to begin! In it, learners discover many facts about atoms. For example, it would take 50,000 aluminum atoms stacked together to equal the...
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Lesson: More Than Meets the Eye

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Older learners analyze a controversial painting entitled The Cutting Scene, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony 1832. They use the issues raised in the image to construct debate arguments questioning if the artist's painting exploits Native...
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1920s Variety Show

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
To better understand the cultural achievements of the Harlem Renaissance and become familiar with its major figures, class members examine a painting by Aaron Douglas and a poem by Langston Hughes and compare how the artists develop...
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Lesson: Paint Inspiring Words

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The painting Three Young Girls circa 1620, was believed to be painted after the death of the subjects' mother. Art enthusiasts analyze the image details to determine if they come to the same conclusion. They then use the sensory details...
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Immigration Debate

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The 2010 immigration bill passed in Arizona provides class members with an opportunity to examine various perspectives of the immigration debate by watching news videos, reading interview, editorials, and viewing images. Discussion...
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Navajo Pottery: Beautiful Objects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young potters make their very own version of the classic Navajo Pottery. With helpful worksheets and applicable cross-curricular activities, the lesson is an enriching way to mold both your clay and the multicultural acceptance of your...
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Subject-Verb Agreement D and E

For Students 7th - 10th
Of course your kids know subject and verb agreement, but do they really know how to use it? These worksheets test the hard stuff, like sentences that use either, most, several, none, and all. Thirty sentences are presented in total, and...
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Unknown Frost Poem Discovered

For Students 8th - 12th
What? A long-lost poem from Robert Frost? Introduce your class to a poem recently found and published from Robert Frost's personal collection. The lesson includes background information on the author, the poem itself, and a list of...
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Anne Frank The Life and Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 7th - 8th
For any teacher who is entering into a unit of study on Nazi Germany, the concentration camps, or on Anne Frank herself, this presentation would be of great value. The slides are packed with important and illuminating information about...
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Comma Splices

For Students 7th - 12th
Ah, the comma splice; somehow it works its way into middle and high schoolers' writing quite often. To start, this worksheet defines comma splice and focuses on the four ways to correct them. For practice, pupils correct the comma...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Theme

For Students 8th - 9th
So many themes are expertly woven through Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. On the first page, scholars will read five themes, selecting an incident and a quote to highlight that theme. On page two, they use chapters 29-31 to...
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Elements of Literature: Characterization

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Looks, says, does. Show your writers how to bring characters to life. Color-coded slides highlight various methods of characterization and how to spot clues to a character’s motivation. A great addition to your curriculum library! 
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Plot: A Chain of Events

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What happens next? Introduce your readers to the literary element of plot with a colorful, funny, and engaging presentation that includes two great story models. Viewers will especially enjoy the retelling of the story of the three pigs.
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Walk Two Moons: The Lunatic Mystery Case Book

For Students 7th - 9th
Here’s the meatball in the bowl of spaghetti. Readers build a Lunatic Mystery Case Book, collecting evidence to support their prediction about the identity of the lunatic in Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal winning novel....