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Vaccines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and explain the role of vaccines in infectious disease, They emphasize immunological principles and viral/bacterial infection processes. Students explore the three main vaccine types: DNA vaccines ("gene gun"),...
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The Art and History of Japanese Calligraphy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is beautiful and significant in both culture and tradition. Engage your class in this expressive fine art form through a lesson on using, holding, and creating brush strokes common to Japanese writing...
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Do You Hear What I Hear?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers explore the dynamics of a sound wave and distinguish between parameters and statistics. In this statistics activity, pupils use a computer generated sound to discover the relationship between a vibrating string,...
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Exploring Poetry and Poets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Combine the study of poetry and non-fiction texts with this complete and ready-to-use six-week unit. After reading numerous poems from local writers and compiling a personal anthology, high schoolers find and read a memoir or biography...
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Poe Readers' Theater

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore creative interpretations of literature! Groups work cooperatively to create a dramatic presentation of one of Edgar Allan Poe's poems or short stories. Using the actual text, they incorporate figurative language, dialogue,...
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Bounce With Me

For Teachers 9th - 10th
How many practice lay-ups do you think Michael Jordan has done in his lifetime? Too many to count, but he had to start somewhere! Practice is the key to getting better in any activity. Look through this basketball lesson as there are...
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Travel Diary

For Teachers 10th
Darwin kept a travel diary as he voyaged to South America, noting the politics, geography, cultures, animals, and interesting facts he encountered. Your class will do the same. Each student chooses a country to research and keep a five...
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Peter Max Style Ties

For Teachers K - 12th
Here is a rare example of an art lesson which can be used K - 12. Learners view prints of Pop artists. They discuss Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, and Peter Max. They cut tie shapes out of oak tag, and design ties in Pop art style....
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Group Wall Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students create a group wall drawing that demonstrate the contributions that each part makes to the whole.
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Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the effect of history on fictional or dramatic works of art by reading, Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. They examine the ties between a nation's history and culture with the literature it produces.
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TO CONSERVE OR NOT TO CONSERVE

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore how energy is wasted at home and at work and develop a program to save energy in a specific area.
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Scarcity and Choice: Mercantilism - the relationships between England, Africa, and the Americas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students trace the meaning and importance of mercantilism; past and present.
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African Ecology and Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore Samburu culture as students examine art work by many artists and compare and contrast their styles. They view Kenyan images and find Kenya on the map. Students identify conflict in the animal world and draw animals and record in...
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Philosophical Chairs Discussion

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Debate music censorship in this discussion lesson. Middle schoolers research and debate whether music with offensive lyrics should have warning labels. They get into groups of disagree, agree, or neutral to debate their opinions. In...
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The Harlem Renaissance Births a Black Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the men and women who were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. Individually, they recreate their favorite pieces of art from the time period and create their own original works after reading poem from the movement. In...
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The Internet Pizza Server - Pizza Simulation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students simulate going to a pizza restaurant, ordering a pizza, and determining whether a small, medium, large, or family size pizza is a "better-buy." Students calculate the price/per/topping and determine whether this price is "fair"