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Robinson Crusoe Island Adventure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading and describing the characters, setting, and plot in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, class members write original Island Adventure narrative pieces including detailed descriptions of people, places, and things. Afterward,...
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Informational Text: What's It All About?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With the Common Core State Standards' growing focus on informational text, it's the perfect time to showcase this PowerPoint to your team of teachers. It's 59 slides focus on seven best practice structures: reading-as-thinking,...
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Pumpkin and Ghost Garland

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Reading scary stories on Halloween is frightfully good fun! As elementary learners read several stories for the holiday, they choose a favorite and create a decorative garland representing the characters and setting elements found in the...
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Perfect Punctuation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students, in a group of three or four, design a board game to help reinforce the rules of Perfect Punctuation. They make game pieces for the game with Crayola Model Magic and include the punctuation marks of periods, exclamation points,...
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Penguin Species

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students, after reading about the seventeen species of penguins, create and play a game with realistic penguins made from Crayola Model Magic. They complete and develop a learning game about conditions of each penguin species' geographic...
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Magic Mountain Mansion Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students think about and discuss what their personal dream mansion in the mountains would look like. They decide on adjectives that would best describe their building which they write on a chart with markers. Using art supplies, they...
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LOVE Poster

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research pop or contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein and examine their simple style of drawing and painting. They create a contemporary art poster using shading gradient techniques and mixed...
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Knights in Armor

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Arm your social studies class with knowledge about the middle ages. After learners use the internet to view photographs of the Middle Ages, they research the various types of armor used by those who were fighting and how it was worn. To...
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King of Beasts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars conduct research on lions and their natural habitats and how zoos provide lions with more natural surroundings while in captivity. They draw a picture of a lion in a habitat of their choice and add details to the scene's...
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International Currency Exchange

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine coins from around the world and write down their observations. As a class, they discuss the types of symbols used on the coins from different countries and locate the country on a map. To end the lesson, they calculate...
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India Celebrates Janmashtami

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use the Internet to research the festival of Janmashtami. As a class, they discover the importance of Krishna in the Hindu religion and read poems commemorating her on the Internet. To end the activity, they use colored pencils...
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Visual Art: Houses of Power

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students discover the influence of classic architectural styles on government buildings. To begin, they research the classical period of architecture in Greece and Rome. Once they feel confident, students use modeling clay to create bas...
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Here's My Family

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Family traditions help to instill personal values, social norms, and the warmest of childhood memories. Elementary and secondary learners share their favorite family traditions with a fun diorama project. Using modeling clay, they create...
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Fragile Reefs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research how coral reefs form, where they are located, and what plant and animal species find shelter in reefs, build and display diorama to represent coral and animals that live in coral reef, and participate in discussion...
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Flying Bird Fact-Finds

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars investigate how to recognize, feed, and shelter backyard birds, design paper birds similar to one local species, and design and construct three-dimensional mobiles to display interesting facts and information they gather...
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Fascinating Fortress: Machu Picchu

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars research information about ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, closely examine pictures of construction of Machu Picchu, and create paintings and write reports to demonstrate their knowledge of history, location, significance,...