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Using computers in the content area

For Teachers K - 4th
Students practice grade appropriate computer basics and integrate them into  the curriculum areas. in this technology lesson, students understand correct behaviors while using the computer. Students become familiar with the Internet and...
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Not Your Grandma's Music: A Lesson in Music History

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students experience and discuss the different musical periods such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic. In this music lesson, students discover musical theory and apply it to the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Students will...
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A Center Approach to Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students experience the different types of poetry in order to classify them. In this poetry lesson, students discover the multiple types of poetry while reading in the library. Ultimately, the students create their own poetry and share...
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Energy Activities with Energy Ant

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
This resource is comprised of four different reading assignments, a board game, and a collection of worksheets about energy. You will need to peruse the individual handouts to see which apply to your curriculum and specific grade level,...
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Speeches on the Not-So-Big Screen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine American speeches. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students explore the emotional context of historical periods as they analyze "The Gettysburg Address" and "I Will Fight No More Forever" speeches.
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Teaching About the First Thanksgiving

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Learners research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast the...
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An Introduction to the Ben And Me Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Welcome to my second thematic unit publication on the Internet. It is for the love of fiction (and the making of history less boring for children) that I have constructed this thematic unit on Benjamin Franklin's life as told
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What is Equality and How Does it Affect Me?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this...
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The Hunters and the Hunted: The Search for China's Past

For Teachers 4th
Students discover the history of Ancient China, specifically the period beginning with the Qin Dynasty and ending with the fall of the Ming Dynasty. They study the building of the Great Wall and the defeat of the Great Khans.
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Meet Meteorology

For Teachers 4th
Students explore meteorology, discuss Earth's atmosphere, create drawings of the water cycle, create meteorology journals, and role play forecasters. Nine lessons on one page; includes unit test.
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Gulliver's Travels

For Teachers 4th
Students read and analyze the book, Gulliver's Travels. They develop a reading folder, identify the main story elements, compare/contrast Gulliver's adventures in Lilliput and Brobdingnag, and write a paragraph about the main characters.
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Counting in French: Numbers 7 - 12

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Counting from seven to twelve in French is the foundational skill of a lesson from the BBC. Learners respond in French to the question, "How much is that?" (Ça fait combien?). The "Notes" and "Reinforcement" sections have inventive...
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Using Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students memorize the words to a teacher selected poem. They produce an audio recording of the poem. They create a new verse for the poem. They create a visual representation of the poem.
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Getting Adults and Children to Talk

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students engage in activities to practice their speaking skills. They role play, tell stories, use puppets and props, play games and solve puzzles. They sing songs and use rhymes to practice repetition. They read and respond to articles...
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Water Cycle Unit, Objectives and Scope

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The unit begins with the Objectives and Scope.
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Eruption Products

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Fire up your class with interesting facts and information about the lava, gases, steam, ash etc. that come out of a volcano when it erupts. Young scientists examine the eruptive materials that are produced by a volcanic eruption, learn...
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Making A Volcano

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research volcanoes in New Zealand by looking on the internet and watching a video. In this volcanoes lesson plan, students also make a volcano and fill out a volcano information sheet.
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students draw the inside and outside of volcanoes and discuss eruptions. In this volcanoes lesson plan, students also label a worksheet provided and read a passage about volcanoes.
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You And I Are Disappearing

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students listen to and discuss different examples of anaphora poetry and come up with repeating words and phrases on their own. In this poetry lesson plan, students then write their own poem.
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Wellington Fault Field Trip

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students take a field trip to Harcourt Park in California to view the results of river erosion and an active fault line. In this science lesson plan, students go to different parts of the park to discuss the results.
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All About Me

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students write a paragraph, make lists, draw, and brainstorm things about themselves, their goals, and their past. In this all about me lesson plan, students recall information about themselves, and interview others in order to write...
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Proverbs and Idioms

For Teachers 4th
Students complete a unit of activities to learn about idioms and proverbs. In this idioms and proverbs lesson, students complete 16 lessons to learn about idioms and proverbs. Students complete a booklet of proverb and idiom activities.
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Using a Writing Workshop

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students observe modeling of the writing workshop. In this writing workshop lesson, students understand that the writing workshop will be taught throughout the year and each lesson will be a segment which will be discussed.
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Colossal Structures and Sculptures

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discuss the connection between culture and art and why people create art. Students discuss Mt. Rushmore, The Sphinx, the goddess Athena, Roman columns, The Great Wall of China, The Buddha, and use tools and techniques to create ...